My book in progress probes how the Bloomsbury Group, the most prominent English artistic and intellectual cohort of the past two hundred years, navigated Britain’s complex association with empire through their engagement with fashionable clothing and objects.The broader context of Fashioning Bloomsbury intersects with a very contemporary concern: in an age where we are inundated with things that are disposable and have lost our connection with the physical realm, how do we retain our sense that objects have an inherent value? This project draws from recent work the New Materialism in order to show how the Bloomsbury Group navigated England’s complex association with empire through its engagement with matter, thus departing from critics who associate the group with the disembodied abstract realm of human thought.
twentieth-century British literature, modernism and empire, gender and sexuality studies, cultural studies, neo-materialism
ENGL 3930 - Internship
Spring 2020 / Summer 2020
Provides academically supervised opportunity for upper-division students to work in public or private organizations on projects related to students' career goals and to relate classroom theory to practice. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Department enforced prerequisite: 3.0 GPA and faculty supervision.
ENGL 4039 - Critical Thinking in English Studies
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 4820 - Honors Seminar
Prepares prospective honors students to write honors theses. Focuses on sharpening the skills needed to write a successful thesis, including research techniques and the ability to evaluate and respond to secondary materials. Required for Honors in English Literature.
ENGL 5059 - British Literature and Culture After 1800
Introduces graduate level study of Romantic, Victorian, Modern and Postmodern writing. Emphasizes a wide range of genres, forms, historical background and secondary criticism. Cultivates research skills necessary for advanced graduate study. Topics will vary. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
ENGL 5549 - Studies in Special Topics 2
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.