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Klages, Mary Associate Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Dr. Klages' research focuses on the social constructions and representations of bodies in 19th century American culture. An expert on gender and disability studies in Victorian American culture, she is currently working on a project on the intersections of sexuality and disability in institutional discourses in 19th c. Massachusetts.

keywords

  • nineteenth century American literature and culture, disability studies, gender studies, queer studies in literature, literary theory

Publications

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Teaching

courses taught

  • ENGL 1260 - Introduction to Women's Literature
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Introduces literature by women in England and America. Covers both poetry and fiction and varying historical periods. Acquaints students with the contribution of women writers to the English literary tradition and investigates the nature of this contribution. Same as WGST 1260.
  • ENGL 1270 - Introduction to American Women's Literature
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Introduces literature by women in America. Covers both poetry and fiction and varying historical periods. Acquaints students with the contribution of women writers to the literary tradition and investigates the nature of this contribution. Same as WGST 1270.
  • ENGL 2112 - Introduction to Literary Theory
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Introduces students to a wide range of critical theories that English majors need to know. Covers major movements in modern literary/critical theory, from Matthew Arnold through new criticism to contemporary postmodern frameworks. Required for all English majors.
  • ENGL 3235 - American Novel
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2019
    Surveys the American novel. Covers the early development of the American novel, its rise in the 19th- and 20th-centuries, and its contemporary expressions. Students will be introduced to theories of the novel, the major movements and authors, as well as the characteristics that define the American novel as unique.
  • ENGL 4039 - Critical Thinking in English Studies
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Concerned with developments in the study of literature that have significantly influenced our conception of the theoretical bases for study and expanded our understanding of appropriate subject matter. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours.
  • ENGL 5529 - Studies in Special Topics 1
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Studies special topics that focus on a theme, genre, or theoretical issue not limited to a specific period or national tradition. Topics vary each semester. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Same as IAWP 6100.
  • WGST 1260 - Introduction to Women's Literature
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Introduces literature by women in England and America. Covers both poetry and fiction and varying historical periods. Acquaints students with the contribution of women writers to the English literary tradition and investigates the nature of this contribution. Same as ENGL 1260.
  • WGST 1270 - Introduction to American Women's Literature
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Introduces literature by women in America. Covers both poetry and fiction and varying historical periods. Acquaints students with the contribution of women writers to the literary tradition and investigates the nature of this contribution. Same as ENGL 1270.

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