Due to COVID-19, fall 2020 courses will be offered in fully online or synchronous remote formats. Please check OneStop in your myFIU to find the format for each course. See the complete list of Literature Courses offered by the Department of English for the Fall 2020 semester.
- LIT 4825: The U.S. of Us: Latinx Voices from South Florida and Beyond
This course will allow students to explore who the eminent Latinx poets from South Florida are, how their work fits within Latinx potery across the U.S. and how the poets speak historically and generationally to issues of identity and intersectionality.
Professor Richard Blanco
Mondays, 3:30 p.m. - 5:40 p.m.
- AML 4233: American Realism
American authors in the late 1800's wondered what was so controversial about writing current realities. This course examines the innovations and legacy of literary realism, including the opportunities it gave black, immigrant and gay and lesbian authors to write about their worlds for the first time.
Professor Nathaniel Cadle
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
- ENL 4215: Medieval Monstrosity
The monsters and fantastic beings that populate the pages of medieval texts provide the roots of issues with which we still struggle today, locally and globally, from racism to sexism. This course will examine the role of the monstrous in medieval imaginations and discuss what monstrosity reveals about cultures of the global Middle Ages and about ourselves today.
Professor Heather Blatt
- ENL 4260: 19th-Century British Literature Alias Victorian: Multiples, Twins and Doppelgängers
*Please note this class has been canceled for the Fall semester.
Students will think with nineteenth-century British authors about what human and textual pluralities represent. By thinking about the ways that human identity can be multiplied and divided, added and subtracted, students will learn about key historical developments in nineteenth-century England, including industrialization and imperial expansion.
Professor Amy Kahrmann Huseby
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
- ENL 4322: Shakespeare Tragedies
A close study of several Shakespearean tragedies, this course is designed to help students better understand these plays and their nature as scripts. Students will also explore the period in which the tragedies were written, the discussions they have generated and their value today.
Professor Vernon Dickson
Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
- ENL 4303: Jane Austen and the Brontës in Adaptation
This course will engage with major novels by Jane Austen, Emily Bronte and Charlotte Brontë, as well as reimaginings, continuations, inspired by texts and adaptations in text and film from the twentieth century to pursue these very questions. Get to know these authors as you’ve never known them before— or for the very first time.
Professor Amy Kahrmann Huseby
- ENL 4370: Virginia Woolf and Her Circle: The Engendering of Literary Theory