ENGL 511 (1SY) - Major Writers in English

Major Writers in English

Durham   Liberal Arts :: English
Online Course Delivery Method: Scheduled meeting time, Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   30  
CRN: 56109
In-depth study and discussion of a few American and/or British writers. Topics and approaches vary depending on instructors. May be repeated for credit, barring duplication of topic.
Section Comments: Special Topic: TBA
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Only listed campus in section: Durham, Manchester
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Humanities(Disc)
Instructors: STAFF

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 TR 11:10am - 12:30pm ONLINE
Additional Course Details: 

Spring 2021 Special Topic

Two hundred years of Gothic fiction (with a dash of drama, poetry and cinema).  The Gothic literature craze crested early in the 19C, but the works best known to us came after that time, as thoughtful variations on the genre.  This course will look at a two or three flagship works of 19C gothic, before going on to consider how the form evolved and ramified in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.  Our starting point will be Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818), and our likely terminus Jeanette Winterson’s Frankissstein (2019).  In between, we will read an assortment of long and short works by British and American authors, among whom may be Charlotte or Emily Bronte, William Faulkner, Flannery O’Connor, Steven King, and a host of less familiar names worth getting to know. 

This course will satisfy a Post-1800 Literature requirement for English Department majors. 

This course satisfies the HUMA requirement in Discovery. 



Do make an effort to obtain the designated edition, since I will be referring you to specific passages during class. Additional titles are forthcoming. Mary Shelley, FRANKENSTEIN, Broadview (3rd ed.). ISBN:9781554811038 // Jeanette Winterson, FRANKISSSTEIN. Grove/Atlantic, ISBN 9780802149398 // Robert Louis Stevenson: THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE. Dover Editions. ISBN:9780486266886 // Charlotte Bronte, JANE EYRE. Oxford Classics. ISBN:9780199535590 // Conor McPherson, THE WEIR: Acting Edition. Dramatists Play Service. ISBN: 9780822217060 Actors Service // Angela Carter, THE BLOODY CHAMBER and other stories. Penguin Classics.. ISBN 978014310761 // Sarah Moss: GHOST WALL.Picador. ISBN:9781250234957