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: 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 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 603: Studies in Early English Literature
Contend varies.

Engl 605: Middle English
The Middle English language, with some attention to the development of modern English; the reading of representative writers other than Chaucer.

Engl 606: Chaucer
Chaucer’s major works.

Engl 607: Studies in Middle English Literature
Content varies.

Engl 608: Bibliographical Tools and Methods

Engl 609: Studies in 16th Century Literature
Restricted to poetry or to prose.

Engl 611: Studies in Shakespeare

Engl 613: Studies in English Drama

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 619: 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 620: Postcolonial Literature, Culture, and Criticism

Engl 623: 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 625: Modern American Drama
American drama of the 20th century.

Engl 631: Milton
Milton’s writings, with special attention to his poetry, his life, and his times.

Engl 633: 17th Century Studies

Engl 640: British Lit of Restoration 18th Century
Emphasis on the principal writings of England, 1600-1800.

Engl 641: 18th Century Studies

Engl 643: The English Lyric

Engl 645: Studies in the English Novel

Engl 653: 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 654: Special Topics in Film Study
Content varies.

Engl 655: Studies in the Romantic Period

Engl 657: Studies in the Victorian Period

Engl 658: Studies in Modern British Literature

Engl 659: Studies in Contemporary Literature
Selected literature of the post-war period.

Engl 661: Faulkner
A critical analysis of selected novels and short stories.

Engl 663: Studies in Major American Writers

Engl 666: Research in Composition
An examination of the research being done in the field of composition. Students will design and implement research projects.

Engl 667: Studies in the American Novel

Engl 668: Studies in Early American Literature
Content varies.

Engl 669: Studies in 19th Century American Lit
Prose, poetry, and drama.

Engl 670: Studies in Modern American Lit
Prose, poetry, and drama.

Engl 675: Studies in American Literary Regionalism
Content varies.

Engl 676: 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 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 685: Theory and Criticism of Poetry

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

Engl 687: 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 688: Studies in Composition and Rhetoric
Content varies. May be repeated for credit.

Engl 689: Studies in Genre II
Special topics in the literary discourses of genre. Content varies and may be repeated for credit.

Engl 690: 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 691: Studies in Critical Theory
Content varies. May be repeated for credit.

Engl 692: Cultural Studies
The critical concept of literature as a reflection of culture. Content varies.

Engl 693: Directed Reading in English Literature

Engl 694: Studies in Gender Theory
Content varies. May be repeated for credit.

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 717: Internship Seminar in College English
Z grade.

Engl 757: MFA Thesis Hours: Indep Study & Writing
No grade.

Engl 796: Doctoral Essay
No grade.

Engl 797: Dissertation
No grade.