Spring 2014 - Graduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
A careful consideration of the most important American literary movement, Modernism.
The goal of the course is professional development, to help you get tenure-track jobs in your field. I am proud of my record over nearly 25 years at UTD. Of the 17 dissertations that I supervised, 15 received tenure-track appointments at universities, colleges, community colleges, and prestigious college preparatory schools. One decided to follow her husband; the other, we had agreed, was doing her dissertation for enrichment purposes.
American Poetry; Twentieth Century, Volume 1. Library of America. Edited by Robert Hall, Marjorie Perloff, and others.
William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying.
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby.
Ernest Hemingway, In Our Time.
Jean Toomer, Cane.
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
A course project, broken down into components. The project will usually be a paper to be submitted to an academic conference, or a creative project, to be displayed or performed at an artistic venue.
We will divide the work into the following pieces: 1) a choice of venue, where you intent to submit your project (10%); 2) a preliminary bibliography (10%); 3) a 500-word project proposal with a more extensive bibliography (20%), 4) a draft of your project (20%); 5) the final project (20%). There will be weekly short-answer quizzes. I will add the top ten scores and curve them (20%).