Media Literacy with Dr. Aixa Rodríguez

English major interested in media and how they create messages? Are you pursuing the Writing and Communication minor? Then this is for you! English 3057: Media Literacy This course will help you learn the production techniques, language and ideological devices mass media use to attract different audiences and influence how we see our world. Offered by Dr. Aixa L. Rodríguez Rodríguez this Spring 2017. Meeting time: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. Prerequisites: Either English 3056: Introduction to the Communication Process, English 3268 Writing for the Communication Media, or permission from Director Dept. of English. For more information here is the English … Read more…

Spring Courses with Dr. Stephens: Creative Nonfiction & Cultural Studies

Calling all English majors and graduate students! Professor Gregory Stephens will be offering these courses during the Spring Semester of 2017: INGL4008 Creative Nonfiction This course can help students doing the Writing and Communication minor, and English majors in general, to develop their writing skills and other practical skills that could help them in the future. Here’s the PDF flyer of the course: Creative-Nonfiction-Description INGL6985 Cultural Studies: History, Theory, Methods, Practice INGL 6985 (Spring 2017, M-W 4:30-5:45) This is a new special topics course for graduate students. The seminar will provide a forum for grad students to write a section … Read more…

Creative Nonfiction (INGL 4008-036) by Dr. Gregory Stephens this Fall

Dr. Gregory Stephens– see our recent article about him— will be teaching Creative Nonfiction (INGL 4008-036) this Fall on T-Th 9:00-10:15 a.m. Creative Nonfiction (CNF) has been described as a Fourth Genre, which should take its place in literary studies, alongside the “big three” of fiction, poetry, and drama/film. This class emphasizes: 1) studying key CNF texts, and their inter-textual relations; 2) Learning CNF craft–techniques such as authorial voice, visual narrative, and turning oneself into a character; 3) Writing CNF narratives in styles including but not limited to memoir, literary journalism, and lyric essays. In addition to reading and writing … Read more…

Course: English 3326: Minority Literature in the US

This upcoming Fall Semester 2016-21017, Dr. Ricia A. Chansky is offering the course INGL3326: Minority Literature of the US. Stemming from Chimamanda Adichie’s TED Talk, “The Danger of a Single Story”, this course will explore the multiple and diverse voices that interpret and record U.S. experiences. This course will be taught Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 3:30pm.

Summer Course Offering (July 2016): Epic Fantasy Cinema

This summer, during its July 4-week session, Dr. Leonardo Flores will be offering English 3345: Topics in Cinema. The topic for this session will be Epic Fantasy Cinema– that is, fantasy film series that seek to build worlds and tell narratives on an epic scale. In this course students will familiarize themselves and use cinematic language for the appreciation and analysis of film and television productions, as well as learn critical frameworks to analyze films in the fantasy genre and beyond. The course will be taught Mondays through Fridays from 10:00-12:30 during the month of July. What fantasy series will … Read more…

New Course in the Fall: Poetry Since 1945

I am pleased to announce a new graduate course that will be offered in the Fall 2016: English 6048: Poetry Since 1945. We will meet on Mondays from 6:30-9:15 pm. This course will be a historical exploration of poetry in the age of media. It will both cover and go beyond the canonical print-based narrative to examine how poets explored several media technologies to create and publish their poems. For example, poems written and produced for audio recording and broadcast, or video recording and production, or digital technologies will have different different characteristics from those written for print publication and … Read more…

INGL 6030: Theory and Practice of Composition by Dr. Gregory Stephens

This coming Spring semester, Dr. Gregory Stephens will be offering the Embodied Writing & Rhetoric course on Thursdays from 6-9 pm.  This seminar will center on teaching students how to use embodied rhetoric as a doorway into the world of rhetoric and composition, and as a tool to do research and writing. This skill can be applied across many fields and by the end of the semester, students can hope to fully understand rhet-comp theories and apply them to research across any domain. For more information, view the flyer by clicking on the link above or contacting Dr. Stephens.  

Fall 2015 Courses with Dr. Leonardo Flores

This Fall 2015 semester Dr. Leonardo Flores will teach three courses, all of which inform digital studies in different ways: Cyberpunk Cinema is a film course that engages the digital thematically while developing a critical vocabulary to analyze cinema. Introduction to Poetry will show how the most intense use of language is shaped by embodied, physical, and digital materials. Digital Humanities Internship will offer 6 students the chance to collaborate in his projects, developing valuable 21st century digital technology skills. Read the descriptions below for more details. Cyberpunk Cinema INGL 3345: Topics in Film Section 036 T, Th 9:00 – … Read more…

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