Academic Term and Year
Hamline Plan Letter
O, Q, W
Area of Study
Goals: This course provides the capstone experience in the major. The goal of this course is to practice and polish previously learned skills and experiences to produce an analysis of literary texts of article length and quality. This essay marks the student's entrance into the profession as a participant in an on-going and dynamic conversation about specific works and the discipline as a whole. Content: Varies from year to year. Recent examples: Twice-Told Tales; Salman Rushdie and Transnationalism; There is No Place Like Home: Literature of Exile; Slavery, Women and the Literary Imagination; Narratives of National Trauma; Propaganda and the Literature of Commitment; 20th Century Drama; Hard-Boiled Fiction; Hawthorne and "a Mob of Scribbling Women"; Renaissance Self-Fashioning; American Melancholy; Readings of Race, Sexuality and Performance Culture. Taught: Three senior seminars are offered each year. Prerequisites: ENG 3020 and at least one 3000-level literature course and consent of instructor. Grade of C- or better required for said courses. Credits: 4
Deffenbacher, Kristina, "ENG5960-01.Senior Seminar.F16.Deffenbacher,Kristina" (2016). Syllabi. 11443.