Advanced, historically oriented study of a literary period, such as English Medieval, Romantic, or Victorian literature, or a movement, such as The Beat Generation. Variable topic selected by the instructor. (May not duplicate content of ENG 620B.)
- Demonstrate broad knowledge of the particular characteristics of, and similarities and differences between, the works of major authors of the period or movement.
- Analyze the themes and conventions that inform the literary work of the period or movement, as well as historical, sociological, and biographical influences.
- Evaluate various theoretical approaches to studying the literature of the period or movement (feminism, post-colonialism, new historicism, Marxism, psychoanalytical criticism, myth criticism, etc.) and integrate those approaches in scholarly discussions of period issues.
- Evaluate the complexities of canon formation.
- Research the relevant scholarship and integrate this research into original arguments that contribute to the ongoing scholarly discussion of a topic within the period.
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