Stephen Donadio

Fulton Professor of Humanities; Editor, New England Review; Director, Literary Studies Program

 
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 Fall 2017: Tuesday and Friday 2:30-3:30 or by appointment in Hesselgrave 102
 Axinn Center at Starr Library 243

 

Courses

Course List: 

Courses offered in the past four years.
indicates offered in the current term
indicates offered in the upcoming term[s]

ENGL 7308 - Displaced Persons Defoe Conrad      

English Lit since 17th Century

Summer 2014 - BLSE, Summer 2015 - BLSE

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ENGL 7590 - Hemingway Fitzgerald Faulkner      

American Literature

Summer 2015 - BLSE

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ENGL 7591 - Faulkner      

American Literature

Summer 2014 - BLSE, Summer 2016 - BLSE, Summer 2017 - BLSE

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ENGL 7720 - Travels Terminable Interminabl      

World Literature

Summer 2017 - BLSE

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ENGL 7749 - Madame Bovary & Anna Karenina      

World Literature

Summer 2016 - BLSE

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ENGL 7891 - Independent Reading Project      

Summer 2016 - BLSE, Summer 2017 - BLSE

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ENAM 0500 - Special Project: Lit      

Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

Winter 2014, Winter 2015, Winter 2016, Winter 2017, Winter 2018

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ENAM 0700 - Senior Thesis:Critical Writing      

Senior Thesis: Critical Writing
Individual guidance and seminar (discussions, workshops, tutorials) for those undertaking one-term projects in literary criticism or analysis. All critical thesis writers also take the Senior Thesis Workshop (ENAM 700Z) in either Fall or Spring Term.

Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018

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ENAM 0710 - Senior Thesis: Critical Writ.      

Senior Thesis: Critical Writing
Individual guidance and seminar (discussions, workshops, tutorials) for those undertaking two-term projects in literary criticism or analysis. All critical thesis writers also take the thesis workshop (ENAM 710z) in both Fall and Spring terms.

Winter 2014, Spring 2014

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FYSE 1266 - Literary Narratives      

Literary Narratives
Beginning with a sequence of related tales from the Arabian Nights, we will focus sharply on a series of works composed of multiple and sometimes radically divergent narratives. We will explore ways in which authors working in a variety of traditions succeed in creating unified literary experiences that exceed their individual parts, paying particular attention to matters of sequencing, pacing, juxtaposition, and repetition, as well as shifts in narrative pattern, perspective, and tone. Among the authors we will consider are Poe, Flaubert, Dostoevsky, Sherwood Anderson, Hemingway, and Nathanael West. Especially recommended for students contemplating a major in Literary Studies. 3 hrs. sem. CW LIT

Fall 2014

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LITS 0259 / ENAM 0259 - Cultural Crossings      

Cultural Crossings: Studies in Literary Influence
Centered on a range of provocative narratives conceived at different historical moments and in different cultural situations, this course will explore some of the persistent imaginative preoccupations and far-reaching literary ambitions that serve to link authors working in a wide variety of genres and traditions. Authors to be considered this semester will include Petronius, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Carlyle, Herman Melville, Gustave Flaubert, Willa Cather, Ivan Turgenev, Vladimir Nabokov, Franz Kafka, and Thomas Pynchon. In addition to reading works by these authors in relation to one another, students will be encouraged to undertake independent comparisons between works on our reading list and works by authors who are not represented. 3 hr. lect. CMP EUR LIT

Fall 2015, Fall 2016

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LITS 0265 / ENAM 0265 - Varieties Literary Ambiguity      

Varieties of Literary Ambiguity
We will consider readings in a range of European, British, and American fictions purposefully designed to lead the reader to uncertain or contradictory judgments regarding the larger implications of the tale. Narratives of this kind, often deceptively straightforward but in fact intricately conceived, may be understood to provide an experience of insinuating irresolution, calling for repeated and progressively deeper assessments of the same story. Authors whose works may be considered include Heinrich von Kleist, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Nikolai Gogol, Gustave Flaubert, Henry James, Joseph Conrad, and Franz Kafka. 3 hrs lect/disc LIT

Fall 2017

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LITS 0500 - Independent Research Project      

Independent Research Project
(Approval Required) (Staff)

Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018

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LITS 0510 - Independent Essay Project      

Independent Essay Project
(Approval Required)

Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018

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LITS 0700 - Senior Comprehensive Exam      

Senior Comprehensive Exam
Intended for majors in literary studies preparing for the written section of the senior comprehensive examinations.

Winter 2014, Winter 2015, Winter 2018

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LITS 0701 - Independent Reading Course      

Independent Reading Course
Intended for majors in literary studies preparing for the senior comprehensive examinations. At the conclusion of this course, students will take a one-hour oral examination (part of the senior comprehensive examination) in a specialization of their choice. (Approval Required) (Staff)

Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2017

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LITS 0705 / ENAM 0705 - Senior Colloquium      

Senior Colloquium in Literary Studies
Although it is required of all Literary Studies senior majors, this course is intended for students working in any discipline who seek a close encounter with some of the greatest achievements of the literary imagination. In addition to being understood as distinctive artistic and philosophical accomplishments, the six major works which constitute the reading list will also be seen as engaged in a vital, overarching cultural conversation across temporal and geographical boundaries that might otherwise seem insurmountable. The texts for this semester are: Homer, The Odyssey; Tolstoy, War and Peace; Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov; Mann, The Magic Mountain; Proust, Swann’s Way; Joyce, Ulysses. (Open to non-majors with the approval of the instructor.) 3 hrs., seminar.

Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2017

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LITS 0710 - Senior Honors Essay      

Senior Honors Essay
(Approval Required)

Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018

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Program in International and Global Studies

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