University of Mississippi

Graduate Courses

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Dr. Ethel Young-Minor teaching class

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Bondurant Hall

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(From left to right) Jack Pendarvis, Anya Groner and Tom Franklin

Current Course Offerings:

Downloadable PDF: Spring 2015 Course Offerings (Graduate)

Downloadable PDF: Fall 2014 Course Offerings (Graduate)

Downloadable PDF: Spring 2014 Course Offerings (Graduate)

Downloadable PDF: Fall 2013 Course Offerings (Graduate)

Downloadable PDF: Spring 2013 Course Offerings (Graduate)

Graduate Courses

Engl 503: Old English I:
An introduction to the Old English language — phonology, morphology, syntax, and vocabulary — and to Old English literature, with special attention to translating prose.

Engl 504: Old English II:
A study of Beowulf; historical context, manuscript, translation, and interpretation.

Engl 505: History of the English Language
The development of the language from Old English to the present with particular attention to phonology and morphology.

Engl 521: Non Fiction Writing
Direction of individual writing projects. May be repeated once for credit.

Engl 535: Fiction workshop
Advanced workshop intended for graduate students.

Engl 536: Poetry Seminar
Advanced workshop intended for graduate students.

Engl 592: Modern English Grammar
Advanced treatment of syntactic structures, with special attention to current interpretations; emphasis on morphology and generative transformational theories of syntax.

Engl 595: Seminar in Linguistics
Content varies.

Engl 599: Special Topics in English
Content varies. May be repeated once for credit.

Engl 600: Intro to Graduate Study
Introduction to theory and methods for graduate study, with emphasis on the impact of theoretical schools of thought on the evolution of the profession. Z grade

Engl 601: Professional Issues in Graduate Study
History, politics, and economics of the profession of literary studies; current trends in academic professionalism. Z grade

Engl 615: Fundamentals of Linguistic Science
Analysis of methods of describing any given language and of reconstructing its history, with outside papers emphasizing students’ own linguistic interests.

Engl 617: Teaching College English
Introductory course in writing theory, teaching practices, and research in composing.

Engl 678: Screenwriting
Intensive screenwriting seminar.

Engl 679: FORM, CRAFT, INFLUENCE FOR POETS A graduate literature course for writers of poetry, emphasizing style and technique. Content varies; may be repeated once for credit. (3)

Engl 680: Graduate Fiction Seminar I
Intensive fiction seminar. Content varies and may be repeated three times for credit.

Engl 681: Graduate Fiction Seminar II
Intensive fiction seminar. Content varies and may be repeated three times for credit.

Engl 682: Graduate Poetry Seminar
Intensive graduate poetry seminar focusing primarily on the production of original poetry but also training students in reading, critique, performance, and how to submit work for publication. Content varies and may be repeated three times for credit.

Engl 683: FORM, CRAFT, AND INFLUENCE: FICTION A graduate literature course for fiction writers, emphasizing style and technique. Content varies; may be repeated one time for credit. (3)

Engl 684: Directed Reading in Creative Writing
Consent of instructor required.

Engl 686: Studies in Genre
Special topics in the literary discourses of genre. Content varies and may be repeated for credit.

Engl 693: Directed Reading in English Literature

Engl 695: Directed Reading in American Literature

Engl 696: Directed Research
Individual directed research in literature, language, and criticism. Credit not applicable to graduate degree programs in English. May be repeated. Z grade

Engl 697: Thesis
No grade.

Engl 698: MFA Thesis Hours: Indep Study & Writing
No grade.

Engl 703: Studies in Early English Literature
Contend varies.

Engl 705: Middle English
The Middle English language, with some attention to the development of modern English; the reading of representative writers other than Chaucer.

Engl 706: Chaucer
Chaucer’s major works.

Engl 707: Studies in Middle English Literature
Content varies.

Engl 708: Textual Studies and History of the Book

Engl 709: Studies in 16th Century Literature
Restricted to poetry or to prose.

Engl 711: Studies in Shakespeare

Engl 713: Studies in English Drama

Engl 717: Internship Seminar in College English
Z grade.Engl

719: Studies in African and African Diasporic
This course will focus on how contemporary critical theory can aid our understanding of major developments in African literature.

Engl 720: Postcolonial Literature, Culture, and Criticism

Engl 723: Studies in World Literature
Students explore literature across national traditions.  Texts read in English translation when necessary.  Content varies and may be repeated once for credit.

Engl 725: Modern American Drama
American drama of the 20th century.

Engl 731: Milton
Milton’s writings, with special attention to his poetry, his life, and his times.

Engl 733: 17th Century Studies

Engl 740: British Lit of Restoration 18th Century
Emphasis on the principal writings of England, 1600-1800.

Engl 741: 18th Century Studies

Engl 743: The English Lyric

Engl 745: Studies in the English Novel

Engl 753: The Study of Film
A seminar on various approaches to the study of film and film research. A research paper is required, as well as attendance at weekly film showings, related lectures, and seminar meetings.

Engl 754: Special Topics in Film Study
Content varies.

Engl 755: Studies in the Romantic Period

Engl 757: Studies in the Victorian Period

Engl 758: Studies in Modern British Literature

Engl 759: Studies in Contemporary Literature
Selected literature of the post-war period.

Engl 761: Faulkner
A critical analysis of selected novels and short stories.

Engl 763: Studies in Major American Writers

Engl 765: Studies in Composition and Rhetoric
Content varies.  May be repeated for credit.

Engl 766: Research in Composition
An examination of the research being done in the field of composition. Students will design and implement research projects.

Engl 767: Studies in the American Novel

Engl 768: Studies in Early American Literature
Content varies.

Engl 769: Studies in 19th Century American Lit
Prose, poetry, and drama.

Engl 770: Studies in Modern American Lit
Prose, poetry, and drama.

Engl 775: Studies in American Literary Regionalism
Content varies.

Engl 776: Studies in Southern Literature
This is an advanced graduate seminar that investigates special topics in Southern literature; content varies and may be repeated once for credit.

Engl 785: Theory and Criticism of Poetry

Engl 787: Studies in Literature & the Environment
A seminar on environmental poetry, fiction, and/or nonfiction; nature writing; and/or ecotheory and ecocriticism. Repeatable for credit.

Engl 788: Studies in Composition and Rhetoric
Content varies. May be repeated for credit.

Engl 789: Studies in Genre II
Special topics in the literary discourses of genre. Content varies and may be repeated for credit.

Engl 790: The Modernist Colloquium
A faculty-graduate student colloquium focusing on aspects of Modernism: the range of literature and thought from the romantic period in Europe and the United States to the present. Students admitted by permission of instructor based upon presentation of an acceptable prospectus and evidence of experience and knowledge in the field. May be repeated once for credit. Z grade

Engl 791: Studies in Critical Theory
Content varies. May be repeated for credit.

Engl 792: Cultural Studies
The critical concept of literature as a reflection of culture. Content varies.

Engl 794: Studies in Gender Theory
Content varies. May be repeated for credit.

Engl 796: Doctoral Essay
No grade.

Engl 797: Dissertation
No grade.