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ENG3407 D618 Gothic Lit & Visual Cult FA2018

ENG3407 D618 Gothic Lit & Visual Cult FA2018

In the eighteenth century, the Gothic genre emerged to enable a new type of reading and thinking about what it means to be human: it created a new imaginative space in which to consider not only dreams and nightmares, but also fantasies of alternate identities. It was possible, through the Gothic, to imagine vampires, zombies, werewolves, and other types of monsters that reflect and mutate human desires. The purpose of this course is to gain a better understanding of the popular genre of the Gothic as it was developed and practiced in the late-eighteenth century and through to today in a variety of cultural contexts. An important foundation to this class is the idea that the Gothic is more than simply mysterious or strange; it is a transgressive and provocative sort of strange. The course will focus on key concepts such as horror, haunting, madness, monsters, and the undead, concepts that serve as entry points to theories such as the uncanny, queerness, and the sublime. Students will critically read, analyze, and write about the ways that the Gothic questions what it means to be normal or accepted. The class will learn about and practice using tools for reading, interpreting, and critically responding to fiction, film, poetry, and other cultural manifestations of the Gothic. In addition, students will participate in conversations about contemporary American identities and also engage in experiential learning through field trips to Gothic architectural spaces.

ENG1101-D336 Comp I, FA2018

ENG1101-D336 Comp I, FA2018

English 1101 is a course in effective essay writing and basic research techniques, including the use of the library. The goal is to prepare students not only for success in academic writing but also for effective participation in and critical understanding of the public and professional discourses of the world beyond the classroom.

ENG1101-D413 Comp I, FA2018

ENG1101-D413 Comp I, FA2018

English 1101 is a course in effective essay writing and basic research techniques, including the use of the library. The goal is to prepare students not only for success in academic writing but also for effective participation in and critical understanding of the public and professional discourses of the world beyond the classroom.

AFR2222 D880 SP2016 Garcia

AFR2222 D880 SP2016 Garcia

In this course we will examine a sampling of literature by black Caribbean women writers. We will use these texts to explore major themes and concerns in the works of women writers from the region of the world known as the Caribbean.

ENG1121D430 Comp II, Sp2018

ENG1121D430 Comp II, Sp2018

This is an advanced course in communication skills, including the expository essay and the research essay. This course further develops students’ reading and writing skills through literary and expository readings. In this class students will write analytical essays on a variety of literary genres to cultivate interpretive skills. Using close reading, discussion and various writing techniques, you will consider language, details and style to develop your analytical and academic writing skills. This is a communications intensive course; you will be expected to participate actively in class discussions and presentations, write informal and formal essays, and respond to your classmates’ writing.

My Projects

First Year Writing @ City Tech

First Year Writing @ City Tech

FYW@City Tech is a program and a digital forum for sharing curricular and pedagogical resources related to teaching and learning about writing at City Tech. The First Year Writing Program @ City Tech (FYW@City Tech) offers professional and curricular support for faculty teaching First Year Writing Courses (ENG1101 and ENG1121) at the college. As a repository of materials related to best practices in teaching writing, the FYW@City Tech Web site is a place where FYW instructors and faculty across the college can learn more about teaching writing and archive their unique disciplinary resources related to teaching writing at a college of technology.

Literature at City Tech

Literature at City Tech

This is a site to showcase all things literature here at City Tech: the literature courses the English Department offers each semester, the various events that happen (e.g., Literature Roundtable, Literary Arts Festival, Science Fiction Symposium), and the publications we offer (e.g., ‘City Tech Writer). *Avatar Photo Credit: Reading, Katy Tresedder, August 17, 2010: https://flic.kr/p/8tc9a8

Literature Curriculum Committee of the Department of English

Literature Curriculum Committee of the Department of English

This site aims to share information about assignments, course design, and the activities of the Literature Curriculum Committee.

English Department

English Department

Online space for faculty members of the English Department to collaborate, share resources, have conversations, and archive departmental materials. *Avatar Photo Credit: magnetic fridge poetry, Steve Johnson, July 3, 2007: https://flic.kr/p/86hhuk

Literature Committee, English Department

Literature Committee, English Department

This site supports the sharing of course materials, resources and ideas for teaching literature courses.

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