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.
For more information about admissions and program requirements and University graduate policies, consult the UCF Graduate Catalog. If you have more questions, contact the Graduate Admissions Specialist.
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: Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics in America, Britain, and Ireland; Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century Literature; Modernism
Research Interests: Victorian literature and culture; science and literature; the Gothic; Victorian periodicals; visual culture; Japanese manga and anime; Aestheticism and its afterlives; transnational neo-Victorianism
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: Twentieth-century Literature; Literary Modernism; Transnational Literatures; American Literature; Asian-American Literature; British Literature; Caribbean Literature; Periodical Studies; Digital Humanities; Medical Humanities
Research Interests: Modernist American Fiction; Florida Studies, focusing on the works of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings; Ernest Hemingway, gender, and war; Zora Neale Hurston and Eatonville, Florida; British Mediterranean Studies, focusing on the works of Lawrence Durrell and John Fowles; Modern Greek Literature
Research Interests: Early American literature; literature by women; personal narratives, including autobiography, diary, and memoir; early American captivity, crime, travel, and cross-dressing narratives; feminist theory; American novel; theories of space and place; manuscript and material culture approaches
Research Interests: Film and Media Studies,
Rhetoric and Composition,
Memory and Monuments,
Research Interests: Caribbean Literature and Culture; African American Literature and Culture; Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development; Popular Music in the Age of Digital Reproduction
Research Interests: Creative Writing - Poetry, fiction, the biography, Journalism, History of Ideas/Black intellectual experience, Modernity, post-colonial, National, Cultural & literary theories; African, African-American, Diaspora, and contemporary Trans-Atlantic Literatures.
Research Interests: Medieval English Literature; Queer and Gender Studies; Pedagogy; Film; Children's Literature; Southern Literature