East Carolina University
 
Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences
Department of English


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Literature Concentration
(Graduate Catalog)

The M.A. in English with a concentration in Literature is an advanced degree
focusing on literary study. The program is committed to a well-rounded
approach that emphasizes the study of literary periods, genres, and major
authors in concert with important theoretical methods, such as historicism,
formalism, feminism, and cultural studies.  Students choose from a wide variety
of courses in British, American, European, ethnic, and global literatures as well
as genre courses, such as Folklore and Children's Literature. 

The majority of our courses are taught in a discussion format that values
student interaction and promotes exploration and experimentation.  We
encourage our students to complement their work in literature with classes
from other fields, such as rhetoric and composition, technical and professional
writing, linguistics, creative writing, and film. 

For more information on the M.A. in English with a concentration in Literature,
please contact Dr. Margaret Bauer.

Course Work and Other Requirements 
 

A research methods course, selected from

ENGL 7005: Bibliography and Methods
[This course lays the foundation for every other course you will take,
so you should take it as early in your course of study as possible.]
ENGL 6009: Research Methods in Language Study
ENGL 6805: Research: The Writer's Perspective
ENGL 7601: Research Design in Rhetoric and Composition
ENGL 7701: Research Methods in Technical and Professional Writing

Select two courses from the following

ENGL 6116: Medieval English Literature
ENGL 6121: Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature
ENGL 6131: Milton and Seventeenth-Century Literature
ENGL 6151: Eighteenth-Century British Literature
ENGL 6215: American Literature to 1830

Select two courses from the following

ENGL 5150: Topics in the Novel
ENGL 5170: Modern Drama
ENGL 5230: Southern Regional Literature
ENGL 5280: Topics in Poetry
ENGL 6155: Romantic Literature
ENGL 6175: Victorian Literature
ENGL 6185: Twentieth-Century British Literature
ENGL 6195: Topics in Drama
ENGL 6220: The American Renaissance
ENGL 6250: American Realism
ENGL 6260: Twentieth-Century American Literature
ENGL 6330: Studies in Latino/a Literatures
ENGL 6350: Studies in Native American Literature
ENGL 6390: Advanced Studies of Science Fiction and Fantasy

Select two courses from any of those mentioned above, as well as from

ENGL 5330: Studies in Women's Literature
ENGL 6065: Topics in Literary Theory and Criticism
ENGL 6340: Ethnic American Literature
ENGL 6360: World Literature Written in English
ENGL 6370: Caribbean Literature
ENGL 6380: Studies in African Literature
ENGL 6450: Studies in World Indigenous Literatures
ENGL 6515: Advanced Studies in Children's Literature
ENGL 6870: Literature: The Writer's Perspective 
ENGL 7070: Literary Theory
ENGL 7165: English Literature
ENGL 7265: American Literature
ENGL 7365: Selected Topics in Multicultural and Transnational Literature

Electives   (6 s.h.)

Comprehensive Assessment Project 
 Thesis   (6 s.h.)
 or Comprehensive Assessment Project and additional coursework in English  (6 s.h.)