ENG 2111: Intro to Literature: French Influences in African-American Literature
African-American authors have been crossing the Atlantic since the end of the 18th century. This course will retrace the steps, contacts, impressions, and influences authors such as F. Douglass, W. E. Dubois, R. Wright, J. Baldwin, A. Walker had during their visit to Europe, France, and notably Paris, the city of Lights.
Dr. Poussin, TR 11:00AM – 12:15PM
ENG 2151: Children’s Literature
This course is an introduction to genres of children’s literature, including fairy tales, picture books, poetry, children’s media, and historical, multicultural, and current prose. The purpose of this course is to expose students to a variety of texts, genres, and literary theories relating to the field of Children’s Literature and to instruct students in how to analyze them critically. Students will develop their ability to read, write, and think critically and to consider multiple viewpoints on the way we think about children and childhood.
Dr. Julie Pond, TR 12:30-1:45
ENG 2145: Introduction to Literature: World Literature II
A great way to know the world is through literature. Since most of us will never travel to these far-away places, and most certainly not explore their pasts, this course will give us a glimpse into their history. Culture, and ideas. We will focus on literature from the 17th to the 21st centuries. Authors considered will be Moliere, Voltaire, Kafka, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, Conrad, Pirandello, Neruda, Achebe, Rushdie.
Dr. F. Poussin, MWF 12:30PM – 1:20PM
ENG 2172: Introduction to Literature, American Business Culture and the Novel
American Business Culture and the American Business Novel examines changing American attitudes toward business as represented in literature and film. Students will analyze novels, plays, short fiction, and movies covering periods from the Gilded Era to present. Through studying these cultural representations of American workers, students will consider the principles, values, and events that made up each era of American business history.
Ms. J. Goad, MWF 1:30PM – 2:20PM
ENG 2180: Introduction to Literature, French and Colonial Literature
When speaking of colony most would likely refer to the colonization of the Americas, Africa, Asia, or Australia, as a fairly recent phenomenon. However, nothing could be further from the truth. Colonization began some 10,000 years ago when nomadic people began growing crops and settling down. In the 3rd century B.C. the Romans created colonies along the seas of their newly acquired territories. The focus of this course is on the presence of colonial ideas in French literature, beginning in the middle-ages until the 20th century and the de facto end of French colonialism worldwide. We will read works by Camus (Noble Prize winner), Malraux (one minister of culture in France), and Chateaubriand (author of a collection of stories published under the title The Genius of Christianity).
Dr. F. Poussin, TR 9:30AM – 10:45AM
ENG 3095: Creative Writing: Fiction
For this course, we will be reading the work of some of our greatest contemporary fiction writers, including Cormac McCarthy and Emily St. John Mandel. We will also be sharing and workshopping our own work, as well as discussing what it means to be a fiction writer in the world today, in the hope of further unlocking our creative potential.
Dr. Strait, TR 12:30PM – 1:45PM
ENG 3115: British Literature II
The goal for this course is to provide a solid foundation in English literary history from the last-18th century (the Romantic Period), through the 19th century (the Victorian period), and proceeding into the early-20th Century (the Modern Period).
Dr. A. O’Neal, TR 11:00AM – 12:15PM
English 3100: Young Adult Literature
Through the reading of novels and essays, students will consider the trajectory of young adult literature since its inception. The study will cover a wide range of genres in which adolescence is reflected and created for readers of multiple ethnicities. Students will learn to read for and to recognize implicit and explicit ideologies in texts written for young adults.
Dr. J. Pond, TR 8:00AM – 9:15AM
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Nikki Sanchez (English 2010). Nikki is an English Honors Teacher at Spartanburg Country District 5 Schools in Spartanburg, SC. She received her M.Ed. from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2013, her Educational Specialist degree from Converse College in 2017, and is currently pursuing a M.A. in English Literature from Northern Arizona University.
Anna Dulaney received her B. A. in Liberal Arts in May, 2019. She is now the Assistant Athletic Director and Middle School Volleyball Coach at Unity Christian School. She is in awe and humbled by the opportunities that God has placed in her life! Anna absolutely loves her new job! Go Lions!
Emily Thomas is in her fifth year of teaching 7th grade ELA at Bay Springs Middle School in Villa Rica, GA. She has completed two masters degrees since leaving Shorter, a M.A. in English from Jacksonville State and a M.A.T. in Secondary English Education from the University of West Georgia. she is now working on her doctor of arts in English Pedagogy and Technology from Murray State University!
Leah-Joy Smith (English 2017) divides her time between her burgeoning business, Violet & Sparrow Pottery, and working with a local artist at Cabell’s Designs. She has had three short stories and one poem accepted for publication by Georgia Backroads Magazine, appearing in their soon-to-be-released August issue. All four pieces are about her late grandmother.