EMLLA Courses

ENG 2163: Intro to Literature: Jane Austen

Course is an introduction to Jane Austen, covering a selection of her major novels and some of their film adaptations. Course will also study the surrounding cultural and historical milieu that shaped her while also examining her enduring popularity into the 21stcentury.
Dr. O’Neal, 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 2190: Intro to Literature: Spanish & Latin American Literature

These courses introduce students to the study of literature in various genres. Students will develop a skill set for
interpreting and contextualizing literature and will learn to demonstrate those skills both orally and in writing.
TR 12:30 – 1:45, D. Beard

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. MWF 10:00AM – 10:50AM

ENG 3030: Shakespeare I

A multimedia study of Shakespeare’s comedies and romances. Students will learn to think critically about the plays, as well as write about them thoughtfully and precisely.
Dr. Vosevich, TR 2:00PM – 3:15PM

ENG 3110: British Literature I

As an introductory survey of English literature from approximately 700 to 1650, one of the principal aims of the course is to situate the literature of this period in its historical and cultural context, examining its engagement with a changing world.  This course is divided into three historical sections:  Medieval literature, Renaissance literature, and literature of the early 17th century.  We will study the multiple genres of poetry, drama, and short fiction, paying close attention to the ways in which these texts are culturally and historically significant and how they speak across the centuries to our current cultural condition.
Dr. O’Neal, TR 9:30AM – 10:45AM

ENG 3272: Creative Writing: Intro to Creative Writing

For this course, we will be reading the work of some of our greatest contemporary writers including Ted Kooser and Cormac McCarthy. We will also be sharing and workshopping our own work, as well as discussing what it means to be a writer in the world today, in the hope of further unlocking our creative potential.
Dr. Strait, TR 3:30PM – 4:45PM

ENG 3275/4275: Creative Writing: Creative Non-Fiction

For this course, we will be reading the work of some of our greatest contemporary non-fiction writers, including Joann Didion and Hunter S. Thompson. We will also be sharing and workshopping our own work, as well as discussing what it means to be a non-fiction writer in the world today, in the hope of further unlocking our creative potential.
Dr. Strait, TR 12:30PM – 1:45PM

ENG 3350: Editing & Publishing

Do you want to see your name in print but do not know how to get started or how the process works? This course examines, gives examples of, and allows students to practice the professional process of preparing diverse literary materials for publication and/or for public presentation. No prior knowledge of editing or publishing is required.
Mrs. Goad, MWF 1:30PM – 2:20PM

HON 2000/3000: French Arthurian Legends

Chretien de Troyes, French author of the late 12th century may be considered as the father of the Arthurian legends we know it today. The course will study the origins of the legend, and show the influences it has had until the present day in literature and most other art forms since the first manuscripts bore some of the world’s most striking illuminations.
Dr. Poussin. TR 11:00AM – 12:15PM

Alumni News

Nikki Sanchez

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

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

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

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.

Becca Newell Taylor

Since graduating, Becca Newell Taylor (English 2015) has worked at a non-profit children’s home before deciding to travel. She moved to Sydney, Australia where she worked a a nanny for a year. Now she has begun a M.A. at Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver.

Sarah Geil Bramblett

Sarah Geil (English 2016), now Sarah Bramblett, has completed her M.A. at Georgia State and has embarked on her next adventure: a Ph.D. in Rhetoric & Composition.