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American Literature - Recent Courses

Spring 2014 | descriptions

  • Magical Realism (Barrera)
  • Postmodern American Fiction (Shu)

Fall 2013 | descriptions

  • James Baldwin's Twentieth Century (Borshuk)
  • Gender and Class in the Novel, 1870-1900 (Samson)
  • Globalization and Reinvention of Asia and Asian America (Shu)
  • Ecocriticism (Spurgeon)

Spring 2013 | descriptions

  • Texts and Contexts of Latina/o Studies: Historical and Theoretical Perspectives (Barrera)
  • 19th-Century American Short Fiction – The Gothic (Daghistany Ransdell)
  • Postmodern American Fiction (Shu)

Fall 2012 | descriptions

  • "The New Black": African American Aesthetics at the Start of the 21st Century (Borshuk)
  • Melville and Twain (Samson)

Spring 2012 | descriptions

  • Borderlands Literature: Bodies and Border Crossings (Barrera)
  • Transatlantic 19th-Century British and American Literature (Daghistany Ransdell)
  • Enlightenment, Revolution, and Early American Literature (Navakas)
  • Vietnam War Literature (Shu)
  • The Natural West: Landscape in Western Literature and Film (Spurgeon)

Fall 2011 | descriptions

  • Short Fiction – The Gothic (Daghistany Ransdell)
  • North and South: Imagining American Geographies, 1700 to 1865 (Navakas)
  • West of Everything (Spurgeon)

American Literature


For more information about the American Literature division, please contact us by emailing Dr. Michael Borshuk or by calling the English Department at 806.742.2500.

For general information about graduate study in English, please contact Dr. Kanika Batra, Director of Graduate Studies, by email or by phone at 806.834.8033.