ENGL 800 (M1) - Studies in Literature

Studies in Literature

Manchester   Liberal Arts :: English
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2023 - Full Term (08/28/2023 - 12/11/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   2  
CRN: 13446
Students in the MAT, MEd, and MST programs, as well as non-degree students, can register for graduate course work in English under this number. The precise topics and focus of each section vary. Topics include Old English Literature, Medieval Literature, 16th century, 17th century, 18th century, English Romantic Period, Victorian Period, 20th and 21st Century, Drama, Novel, Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, A Literary Problem, Literature of the Renaissance, Postcolonial Literature, 20th to 21st Century American Literature. Barring duplication of subject, may be repeated for credit. Note: Students in the MA and PhD programs in English may not take English 800 for credit toward their degrees. English 800 will only be offered on the Manchester campus.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Cross listed with : ENGL 787.M1
Instructors: Susan Walsh

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/28/2023 12/11/2023 R 1:10pm - 4:00pm PANDRA P531
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ENGL 800, Studies in Literature: Contact Zones

This course considers how individual and cultural identities are shaped in a world where people are on the move, literally and metaphorically, voluntarily and involuntarily. When borders are crossed and histories are remade, what is lost and what is gained? As Mohsin Hamid observes, “To a certain extent we are all refugees, at least in an emotional sense. Migration is the fundamental nature of what it is to be a human being. A human being is somebody with a particular genetic configuration: yes. But a human being is also someone who migrates through time.”

Through fiction, drama, poetry and film, we’ll explore the myriad ways in which we experience ourselves, and one another, as we develop new understandings of family, sexuality, religion, ethnicity, class, and nationality. Writers will include Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Jericho Brown, Kali Fajardo-Anstine, Mohsin Hamid, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Lynn Nottage, Tommy Orange, Diane Seuss, and Jesmyn Ward, among others.  Supplemental readings will provide frameworks for talking about a range of critical issues.