Graduate Course Offerings

Graduate Course Offerings

Spring 2015 English Graduate Courses at Kutztown University will soon be here, and we have a range of great offerings with really terrific faculty. We’ll look forward to seeing you in class! Keep an eye out for our list of engaging summer courses so you can plan for summer learning. You can view a complete listing of existing graduate courses and their descriptions here.

Spring 2015 Course Descriptions
ENU 405—Teaching Writing
Dr. Patricia Pytleski
Teaching Writing is open to graduate students and advanced, talented undergraduates. Conducted as a workshop, we will explore what it means to be an effective teacher of composition and ways in which to enhance writing skills in English classes in general…(more)
ENG 510—The Rhetoric of Style
Dr. Moe Folk
This course examines the idea of style from its ancient understandings rooted in orality up to modern iterations rooted in multimodal composition and digital writing. We’ll examine (and produce!) a broad range of 21st Century texts.
ENG 567—Seminar in American Literature
Dr. Carissa Pokorny-Golden
Major themes, genre, and resource works are examined, and against their background class members present individual studies for general discussion.
ENG 575—Seminar in Literary Criticism
Dr. Jonathan Imber Shaw
Spring semester’s version of the seminar will favor focus, rather than variety. We’ll read deeply in three very influential movements that have informed American literary scholarship over the last hundred or so years…(more)
ENG 595—Victorian Prose
Dr. Anne DeLong
Studies of the important prose writers who flourished during the period from approximately 1832 to 1900 in England, the era generally known as the Victorian Age…(more)
Fall 2014 Course Offerings
WRI 400—Creative Writing: Theory and Practice
Prof. Jeffrey Voccola
This is a graduate-level writing course that will focus on the production of short fiction. Using the works of contemporary writers as models, students will explore various writing styles consistent with the practice of contemporary writing…(more)
ENG 493—The Twentieth Century British Novel
Dr. Curt Herr
This class will take a readerly approach to studying some of the most prestigious writers and influential novels in the canon of 20th Century British literature. We will explore sexualities, sensuality, and the modern relationship with D. H. Lawrence and Somerset Maugham, the lyrical firmament of Virginia Woolf, and the prosaic search for power versus the human spirit…(more)
ENG 502—Introduction to English Studies: Traditions, Boundaries, and Change
Dr. Amy Lynch-Biniek
This course is a revision of and replacement for ENG 502 Problems of Research in English. This course provides beginning graduate students an introduction to the history, traditions, issues, problems, and debates of English Studies.
ENG 511—Contemporary Indigenous Rhetorics
Dr. Amanda Morris
This course provides graduate students with an introduction to the field of Indigenous Rhetorics, including its rhetorical traditions and practices, issues, problems, history, and cultural contexts of various indigenous communities…(more)
ENG 551—Postcolonial Literary Theory and Texts (Online)
Dr. Colleen Clemens
This course provides an overview of the leading currents, issues, and debates in Postcolonial theory, including the definition of field, gender, political, and resistance issues and an in-depth look at Postcolonial literary texts…(more)
ENG 591—Shakespeare
Dr. Jennifer Forsyth
For a number of controversial subjects, Shakespeare’s works have been volatile, high-stakes sites of debate in performance, debate, and pop culture. Through, I hope, vigorous and rigorous classroom discussions and writing about Shakespeare’s plays and poems…(more)
Spring 2014 Courses
ENG 548—Early American Literature: 1607-1800
Dr. John Ronan
This graduate survey of American literature to 1800 will take students through a rich and diverse set of texts: from Native American oral narratives (Iroquois, Lakota, Seneca) to the writings of European explorers …(more)
ENG 560—Critical Writing
Dr. Janice Chernekoff
This course steps back from the erroneous assumption that students begin graduate school possessing sufficient knowledge and experience to be completely successful writers in academic, professional, and public spaces. …(more)
ENG 575—Seminar in Literary Theory
Dr. Jonathan Imber Shaw
This semester’s version of the seminar will focus on four major trends in twentieth century literary critical and theoretical discourse…(more)
ENG 576—Seminar in Film and Media Studies
Dr. Tony Bleach
Students in this course will have the opportunity to explore basic and advanced issues in
film and media theory and criticism. A wide range of media artifacts will be studied…(more)
ENU 405—Teaching Writing
Dr. Amy Lynch-Biniek
Teaching Writing is open to graduate students and advanced undergraduates. This course explores what it means to be effective teachers of composition in the 21st century. …(more)