The Master of Arts in English, Literature program has a new name and a remodeled curriculum, starting fall 2009. The Literary, Cultural, and Textual Studies program emphasizes new approaches to literary texts and fosters the study of texts that expand the traditional definitions of literature. It prepares students for both academic and non-academic careers by encouraging them to make connections among texts (critical, theoretical, scholarly, and creative), to engage in research and critical thinking at an advanced level, and to write and present scholarship of merit and distinction.
Many courses in the program are interdisciplinary, integrating literature with the visual arts, film, music, history, and politics. The new curriculum now includes courses like Teaching College Literature, as well as a Capstone Course to help students hone their teaching and academic writing skills to prepare for competitive job markets.
The graduate faculty in Literary, Cultural, and Textual Studies publish and teach in a wide range of areas—from medieval romance to digital media, from early American captivity narratives to contemporary experimental fiction—and from a variety of theoretical perspectives.
There are no highlights available at this time.
Research Interests: Twentieth-Century American Literature; Faulkner and Southern Literature; Women Writers and Feminist Theory; Native American Literature; Toni Morrison
Research Interests: British and Irish Literature since 1885, War and Literature, Sexuality Theory, Science Fiction
Research Interests: African American Slave Narratives; Autobiography and Life Writing Studies; Literacy Studies; Literary Theory
Research Interests: Victorian literature and culture; literary theory; history of the novel; sensation fiction; Gothic literature; science and literature; Japanese manga
Research Interests: ; Brown and the Early Republic, 1771-1810 ; Eighteenth-Century Periodicals and Print Culture ; Native American Studies ; Digital Humanities and Textual Editing
Research Interests: Early American Literature; Women's Personal Narratives, including autobiography, diary, and memoir, and especially captivity, crime, travel, and cross-dressing; Feminist Theory; American Novel; theories of space and place
Research Interests: Film and Media Studies; Cultural Studies; Rhetoric and Composition; Literary Theory; Memory and Monuments
Research Interests: Caribbean Literature, African American Literature, Haitian Studies, Literature and Educational Development
Research Interests: Nature-oriented Literature; Modern American Poetry; Ecocriticism; science fiction; bodied subjecthood and identities; Bakhtinian dialogics
Research Interests: British Literature and Culture, 1660 - 1830; The Early Gothic; Clothing and Accoutrement in Literature; The Fetishism of Mourning; Historicism (New and Old); Cultural Materialism; Feminist/Gender Theory
Research Interests: Medieval English Literature; Queer and Gender Studies; Pedagogy; Film; Children's Literature; Southern Literature
Latino/a Literature, writing, women writers of color, Emergent American Literature and women's studies.
Research Interests: Dr. Seidel publishes in the area of women writers and literature of the American South. She is the author of The Southern Belle in the American Novel and co-editor of Zora in Florida.