Courses

Dark Academia

Dark Academia explores this thriving genre which combines the Gothic, schooldays stories, mystery, and speculative fiction.

Shakespeare and the Middle Ages

The course examines Shakespeare’s Comedies in the context of their medieval literary sources, his Histories in light of Tudor views of the recent medieval past, and his Tragedies in the context of medieval beliefs and cosmologies.

Beowulf Through Tolkien

This course examines Tolkien and Beowulf together to provide insight into both the classic Old English epic and Tolkien’s modern fantasy works.

Introduction to Germanic Philology I

This class offers a survey of the older Germanic languages (especially Gothic, Old Norse, and Old English), and the literatures written in those languages.

Thesis Planning: Language & Literature

This is a one-semester, three-credit course that consists of reading, research, and assignments completed in one-on-one consultation with a Director.

Students may register for this course only after their thesis topic is approved by the thesis coordinator.

Master’s Thesis: Language & Literature

This is a one-semester, three-credit course during which students will write their thesis, the culminating project for an M.A. in Language & Literature. Prerequisite: LITZ6398: Thesis Research

Thesis Semester II: Thesis Development (Language & Literature)

This is the second of three semesters devoted to the final thesis in the graduate program in Language & Literature.

Thesis Semester I: Thesis Preparation (Language & Literature)

This is a one-semester, three-credit course that consists of reading, research, and assignments completed in one-on-one consultation with a Director. Students may register for this course only after their thesis topic is approved by the thesis coordinator.

Thesis Semester III: Thesis Revision and Presentation (Language & Literature)

In the third and final thesis semester, students will complete a full draft of their theses, then spend several weeks refining the text based upon feedback from their Director and second reader. Once the text is both corrected and polished to a satisfactory degree, the student will revise the topics and themes within the written […]

Foundations in Critical Reading and Research

This core course introduces students to current practices and conventions of graduate scholarship in Language and Literature, core literary theories, and foundational Humanities skills.