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Sampling of English Electives
To give you an idea of the curricular diversity we offer, here is a sampling of new and often innovative courses we´ve offered in recent years:
Romanticism and Social Justice; Literature and the Environment: The Wilderness Debate; Samuel Beckett´s Fiction; Literary Modernism; Gothic Fiction and Film; Victorian Literature and Culture; Crime and Detection in Victorian Fiction; Adventures in Pynchon; Major Authors: Faulkner; Canadian Literature; American Film; Trial in Literature; Topics in Critical Theory: Judith Butler and Gender Studies; Pre–Stonewall Gay and Lesbian Literature; Shakespeare and Film; Northern Ireland´s "Troubles"; Contemporary Irish & N. Irish Literature; Multicultural British Literature; Literature and Music; Contemporary Caribbean and Island Literature; Life of Poetry; Chaucer; Medieval Literature: the Language of Love; Anglo–Saxon Literature; Medieval Frame Narrative; Medieval Storytelling; Death and Literature; Medieval Lyric; English Lexicography; Artes Poeticae: Lyric Theory and Practice; Literature and the Environment; American Renaissance; Ecocriticism and Montana Literature; Montana: Poetics of Place; Jane Austen and Henry James; Virginia Woolf & Penelope Fitzgerald; Robert Frost, T. S. Eliot, Marianne Moore and Wallace Stevens; Contemporary Women Fiction Writers: Penelope Fitzgerald, Marilynne Robinson, Lydia Davis, Kathryn Davis and Lorrie Moore; Studies in Film: Woody Allen; Literature, Media, and the Public Sphere; Seduction, Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries.
Eco–phenomenology; Romanticism and Eco–Criticism; Milton and the Romantics; Re–thinking the Animal; Eco–feminism; The Question of Modernity; Darwin and the Novel; Imperialism and Romance; India and the English Novel; Documentary and Docudrama; Salman Rushdie; Medieval Theories of Love; Art and Literature in Late Medieval England; Leslie Marmon Silko; Ecocriticism; The Ecology of Native American Literatures; Critical Theories in Native American Literatures; Henry James & T. S. Eliot; Virginia Woolf & Penelope Fitzgerald; Penelope Fitzgerald; The Play of the Unsaid: Apophaticism in Twentieth–Century Literary & Intellectual Culture; Milton and the Romantics.