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Literature (in English)
Courses in English & American Literature   Suggest a Link
General or Cross-Period English Literature Courses
Ron Broglio (U. Florida), Revolutions in Thought 
California Virtual University: Courses in Humanities, Literature, Languages, General Education (part of "an Internet-based, interactive catalog that contains the online and technology mediated course offerings of 81 accredited California colleges and universities"; "also links to 60 campus online libraries and offers a free cou
Michael Gamer (U. Penn), A Landscape of British Poetry, 1700-1900 
Barbara Harlow, Bret Benjamin, Mary Harvan (U. Texas, Austin), Literary Contexts and Contests ("Through active--and activist--readings of these texts, and participatory writing, our own project will be to investigate the cultural arguments that literary works can instigate and the conflicts that they just as often resolve and/or exacerb
Gary Harrison (U. New Mexico), Introduction to the Professional Study of English (graduate course)
Martin Irvine (Georgetown U.), Technoculture from Frankenstein to Cyberpunk 
Matthew G. Kirschenbaum (U. Virginia), Literary Narrative in an Information Age ("How does literary culture perform its age-old ritual of narrative in an era when fragmentary and discrete units of information . . . have become the dominant means by which we communicate")
Paul J. Korshin (U. Penn), Madness and English Literature (cross-period course)
Literature Course Syllabi (collected by Jack Lynch, Rutgers U.)
Alan Liu (U. California, Santa Barbara)
Canon Revision: History, Theory, Practice (graduate)
The Culture of Information (graduate seminar in 2000 on the history, philosophy, sociology, and theory of information; attempts to define the parameters for a study of "information" that relates the concept to past ages of speaking and writing, listening and reading) (Alan Liu, Transcriptions Project, UCSB)
Jack Lynch (Rutgers U.), From Epic to Hypertext 
David S. Miall (U. Alberta), Reading, Hypertext, and the Fate of Literature (graduate course; includes well-developed set of hyperlinked notes and links)
Novel Courses ("Creating a course on the novel? In response to current directions in the canon debate, this site provides an anthology of courses that approach the syllabus at the nexus of pedagogical concerns, genre concerns, and historical concerns")
Carol Pasternack (U. California, Santa Barbara), From Scroll to Screen (explores "the differences in telling a tale orally, in writing, in print, and on the computer screen") (Transcriptions Project, U. California, Santa Barbara)
Rethinking Introductory Courses in English (Web site for the Society for Critical Exchange project on this topic; includes info on the conference, related publications, and links) (under construction)
Jeff Rice (U. Florida), Writing About Cool (course examining "the ways in which the concept of 'cool' has been played out in 20th century American literature and thought")
Richard Ruppel (Viterbo C., Wisconsin)
The Literature of Work ("traces the development of the modern concepts of 'work' and 'working people' . . . beginning in Colonial America and Victorian England and ending with contemporary American film")
Survey of British Literature: 1789-Present 
Harry Rusche (Emory U.) The Poet Speaks of Art 
Michael J. Salvo (SUNY Binghampton), Computers in English Study 
Society for Literature & Science On-Line Syllabi Database (searchable archive of syllabi; site includes a form that allows instructors to submit their syllabus)
Syllabi on the Web for Women- and Gender-Related Courses: Literature in English (Joan Korenman, U. Maryland)
Transcriptions: Literary History and the Culture of Information (NEH-sponsored curricular development and research project designed to integrate literary and technological studies. "Put in the form of a question: what is the relation between being 'well-read' and 'well-informed'? How, in other words, can contemporary culture sensibly create a bridge between its past norms of cultural literacy and its present sense of the immense power of information culture?" (Alan Liu, Director)
U. Texas, Austin Online Courses (index)
Bret Benjamin (U. Texas, Austin), British Literature Survey (16th-20th Centuries) 
Bret Benjamin (U. Texas, Austin), Masterworks of British Literature 
Melinda Menzer (U. Texas, Austin), Masterworks of British Literature 
Tim Rogers (U. Texas, Austin), Masterworks of British Literature 
Robert Stevens (U. Texas, Austin), Masterpieces of World Literature 
Fred Wah (U. Calgary)
Introduction to Poetry 
Poetry Writing 
Anglo-Saxon & Medieval Pedagogy: Courses and Resources
(Diane Thompson, New York City College) Courtly Love Study Guide 
Edwin Duncan (Towson U., Maryland)
Chaucer (includes well-selected links to Chaucer resources)
Medieval British Literature 
Hwæt! Old English in Context (learn basic OE)
The Labyrinth: Pedagogical Resources (Deborah Everhart & Martin Irvine, Georgetown U)
(Paul Brians,Washington State U.Pullman) Medieval Lyric Poetry and Music-Lecture 
Medieval Literature-An Overview (Campus Program.com encyclopedia entry)
Eckehard Simon (Harvard U.), The Medieval Stage 
Ferenc Zemplényi, Central European U., Budapest What is Medieval Literature? 
Renaissance & 17th-Century Courses
Herman Asarnow (U. Portland), Renaissance British Literature: An Image-Oriented Introduction to Backgrounds for English Renaissance Literature 
Mary Bly (Washington U., St. Louis), Public Domain, Private Dominion: Sexual Politics in Renaissance Drama (John Tolva, Washington U.)
Rebecca Bushnell (U. Penn),
Court Culture 
The New Church 
New Family and Sexuality 
New State and the Nation 
The New Subject 
New Worlds/New Science 
Rural Pleasures and Labors 
Urban Life 
Patricia Fumerton (U. California, Santa Barbara), Literature and Art: The Renaissance Self 
Theodore C. Humphrey (California State Polytechnic U., Pomona), Poetry of the English Renaissance (makes extensive use of the Internet)
U. Victoria English Dept., Independent Studies Course in Shakespeare 
E. L. Skip Knox (Boise State U.), Electric Renaissance 
Edward Malone (Missouri Western State C.), Shakespeare ("a reading-, writing-, and computer-intensive course in Shakespeare's plays and sonnets")
Maureen Quilligan (U. Penn), Shakespeare 
David A. Salomon (U. Conn.), Hamlet in Hyperspace 
David Worrall (St. Mary's C., U. Surrey), Approaches to Shakespeare 
Restoration & 18th-Century Courses
Lisa Blansett (Florida International U.), Imagining the World: Self and Nation 1660-1800 
Elizabeth Heckendorn Cook (U. Calif., Santa Barbara), Restoration and Eighteenth-Century English Literature 
Jack Lynch (Rutgers U.), The Age of Reason? 
Laura Mandell (Miami U., Ohio), Rethinking Literary History: The Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century British Novel 
Jerome J. McGann & Patricia Meyer Spacks (U. Virginia), The Novel of Sensibility 
John Richetti (U. Penn), Swift & Pope (course)
William B. Warner (U. California, Santa Barbara), Cyborg Genealogies: The Gothic (studies "a selective group of novels and films and theoretical texts so as to trace the modern cyborg back to the gothic monster") (Transcriptions Project, U. California, Santa Barbara)
Romantics Courses
Adriana Craciun (U. Nottingham)
Nineteenth-Century British Women's Poetry 
Prose of the Romantic Period: Women Writers 
Women in Literature, 1790-1996 
Paul Brians (Washington State U.), Reason, Romanticism, & Revolution (includes study guides)
Ron S. Broglio & Bill Ruegg (U. Florida), Writing About Visionary Selves and Virtual Landscapes (course on Romantic and post-Romantic writers, including Blake, W. Wordsworth, Coleridge, M. Shelley, Kerouac, Delillo, Ginsberg; taught in a "networked writing environment" utilizing online pedagogical tools and assignments)
Canon Dreaming (I) (links to "online course syllabi in the Romanticism field that either revise the canon or explore the history and theory of canon-making"; part of the
Stuart Curran (U. Penn)
English Romanticism: The First Generation 
Romantic Poets 
Neil Fraistat and Susan Sniader Lanser (U. Maryland), Romanticism and Revolution, 1789-1807 
Michael Gamer (U. Penn)
The Enlightened Sublime: Poetry and the French Revolution 
Gothicism and Romanticism 
Romantic Poetry 
Romantic Production: Communities of Reaction, Revolution, and Reform ("materials and contexts of the first generation of Romantic Writing, focusing particularly on notions of literary production and how they relate to theories of community. We will pay particularly close attention to the rhetorical traditions
Sex, Violence, Law, and Gothic 
Gary Harrison (U. New Mexico), Studies in British Romanticism (graduate course)
Steven Jones (Loyola U., Chicago)
Industrial Romanticism (course on late 18th- and early 19th-century literature and the Industrial Revolution)
Studies in the Romantic Period 
Laura Mandell (Miami U., Ohio)
The Early Romantic Period: 1789-1816 
Rethinking Literary History: The Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century British Novel (course)
Jerome J. McGann & Patricia Meyer Spacks (U. Virginia), The Novel of Sensibility 
Jerome J. Mcgann (U. Virginia)
Incarnate Textualities: Blake, Dickinson. D. G. Rossetti 
David S. Miall (U. Alberta)
Gothic Fiction (course)
Romantic Poetry and Prose (course)
The Shelleys (course)
Wordsworth and The Prelude (course; includes abstracts of critical literature on the poem and Romanticism)
Ashton Nichols (Dickinson C., Penn.), Wordsworth and Hardy (course that reads across the Romantic/Victorian divide; makes extensive use of technological tools to link classes at Dickinson C., Gettysburg C. and Franklin & Marshall C.)
Janice Patten (San Jose State U.), Romanticism 
Romanticism Courses (Michael Gamer, U. Penn)
Morri Safran (U. Texas, Austin), Masterworks of Literature: British (includes use of Morri Safran and Daniel Anderson's
Will Scilacci (U. California, Santa Barbara), Rise of the Reader High and Popular Readers in the Romantic Period (hypothetical course designed as part of graduate seminar on "Canon Revision")
William B. Warner (U. California, Santa Barbara), Cyborg Genealogies: The Gothic (studies "a selective group of novels and films and theoretical texts so as to trace the modern cyborg back to the gothic monster") (Transcriptions Project, U. California, Santa Barbara)
Daniel E. White (U. Penn), Writing about British Romantic Poetry 
Victorian Courses
Jay Clayton (Vanderbilt U.), The Victorian Novel, 1851-1867: Exhibitionism to Reform (graduate seminar)
Ann Cvetkovich (U. Texas, Austin), Women's Popular Genres: Romance and Sentimentality (course on the "cultural traditions of romance and sentimentality" established by Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre and Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin)
James Diedrick (Albion C.), Victorian Sexualities 
Elizabeth Fay (U. Mass., Boston), Victorian Literature and Melancholy (graduate course)
Jerome J. Mcgann (U. Virginia)
Incarnate Textualities: Blake, Dickinson. D. G. Rossetti 
The Pre-Raphaelite Movement 
Cannon Schmitt (Grinnell C., Iowa), Empire and the British Novel 
The Victorian Canon ("web site devoted to investigating the problem of taste and aesthetics with regard to the Victorian canon in particular, and to the canon debates in the academy in general . . .contains on-line syllabi [e.g. Victoriana: The Popu
American Literature Courses (General)
American Studies On-Line Courses and Integrative Syllabi (American Studies Electronic Crossroads)
American Studies Curricula (American Studies Electronic Crossroads)
Electronic Archives for Teaching the American Literatures (Randy Bass, Center for Electronic Projects in American Culture Studies, Georgetown U)
Essays on Teaching the American Literatures (Heath Anthology Newsletter)
Carolyn L. Karcher (Temple U), Survey of American Lit. (through 19th Century) 
Maria de Armas Ladd (U. Texas, Austin), American Literature Survey 
Andy Lakritz (Miami U. & USIA), United States Literature 
Michelle Maynard (U. Texas, Austin), American Literature Survey 
Syllabus Library for Teaching the American Literatures (collected by Georgetown U.)
T-AMLIT (info about the Teaching American Literatures list)
American Colonial Literature Courses
Beyond the Anthology: Sources for Teaching 16th- and 17th-Century Spanish Colonial Literature of North America (E. Thomson Shields, Jr., East Carolina U.)
American 19th-Century Literature Courses
American Renaissance (Princeton U.)
Shelley Fisher Fiskin (U. Texas Austin), Century's End: Race & Gender at the Turn of the Century 
John Getz (Xavier U.), American Renaissance, 1830-1865 
Robert M. Hogge (Weber St. U), American Literature: Civil War to 1900 
Mary Klages (U. Colorado, Boulder), The American 1890s (includes extensive online readings and contextual materials)
Tom Scanlan (U. Virginia),
The Abolition of Slavery in the 1800's (John A. Ayers)
Cyberscrimshaw: "Of the Monstrous Pictures of Whales" from Herman Melville's Moby-Dick (Tom Lukas)
The Debate in the 1831-32 General Assembly on the Abolition of Slavery (Corey McLellan)
Edgar Allan Poe's Literary Neighborhood: Graham's Magazine and Godey's Lady's Book in the 1840's (Wendy Leigh Branson)
Self-Representation in American Literature (Landon Nordeman)
Student Web Projects:  
A Violation of Justice: The Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 (Matthew Muller)
Modern Literature Courses (General)
John Lye (Brock U.), Modern Fiction 
Modern British Literature Courses
Larry Mitchell (Texas A & M U.), Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf 
John Rickard (Bucknell U.)
Modern British Literature 
Modern Irish Literature 
Seminar in James Joyce 
Richard Ruppel (Viterbo C., Wisconsin)
Colloquium: The Major Works and Criticism of Joseph Conrad 
Modern British Novel 
Modern American Literature Courses
Al Filreis (U. Penn)
The Literature & Culture of the American 1950s (includes many online resources)
Modern and Contemporary American Poetry 
Wendy Steiner (U. Penn), The Twentieth Century 
Contemporary Literature Courses (General)
Contemporary British Literature Courses
Contemporary American Literature Courses
Jay Clayton (Vanderbilt U.) , Contemporary American Fiction 
Al Filreis (U Penn), Modern and Contemporary American Poetry 
Natasha Sinutko (U. Texas, Austin), Contemporary Autobiography in the U. S. 
John Unsworth (U. Virginia), Contemporary Literature and Theory: Engineering the Self in the Late Twentieth Century 
Minority Literature Courses
English 102 Multicultural at U. Georgia (writing course with emphasis on multiculturalism; includes links to multicultural resources on the net) (Darren Felty)
Richard Ruppel (Viterbo C., Wisconsin), Multicultural Literature (course)
African American Literature Syllabi 
William Andrews (U. Kansas), African-American Autobiography 
Farah Griggin (U. Penn)
African-American Literature & the City Syllabus 
Meditations on History: Black Women, Writing, and Slavery Syllabus 
Venus Rising: Fiction, Criticism, and Theory by Black Women Syllabus 
Heather Hathaway (Marquette U.)
The Art and Politics of Black Women Writers 
Black Women's Narrative from Slavery to the Harlem Renaissance 
The Harlem Renaissance 
Introduction to African American Lit. 
Chris Suggs (John Jay College, CUNY), African American Literature & American Law 
Sheila Contreras (U. Texas, Austin), Introduction to Chicana Literature 
Al Filreis (U. Penn), The Literature of the Holocaust 
NativeLit-L: Course Syllabi Archive (Michael Wilson)
Chris Schedler (U. California, Santa Barbara), "Weaving Webs: Native American Literature, Oral Tradition, and Internet" (course that studies the relation between the rhetorical and narrative strategies of Native American writers and oral traditions; also examines and tests "notions of the Internet as a new form of orality and tribalism against Native American un
Other Literatures Written In English
Postcolonial / Anglophone Literature
Suzanne Keen (Washington and Lee U.), Postcolonial Literature 
George P. Landow (Brown U.) Postcolonial and Post-Imperial Literature in English Since 1980 
Rita Raley (U. California, Santa Barbara), "Third World / Postcolonial Literary Studies" 
Literary Theory [Show]
Cultural Studies (Cultural studies" on this page designates the intersection between cultural criticism/theory and selective resources in sociology, media studies, postcolonial studies, economics, literature, and other fields chosen to represent the alignments that now signify "culture" for the contemporary humanities.) [Show]
Literature by Genre
Creative Writing [Show]
Textual Studies & Stylistics
Ben Attias, Seminar in Textual Studies 
Ismail S. Talib (National U. of Singapore), Literary Stylistics ("linguistic and discourse-analytical approaches to style in literary works")

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