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Winkiel, Laura Associate Professor

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Research

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  • My scholarly work and teaching reflect an interest in modernist literature and its circulation within African diasporic cultures, including its impact within Africa itself. I am interested in questions of the performativity of literature, cultural exchange, cultural economies and ethics. I conceptualize twentieth century anglophone literature less in terms of finished works and ideas than in terms of their movement, exchange, and translation within transnational circuits.

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  • modernism, global anglophone literature, British literature, African and Caribbean literature, cultural studies

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Teaching

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  • ENGL 2058 - Twentieth- and Twentyfirst-Century Literature
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Surveys the major literary trends in prose and poetry from 1900 to the present in the Anglo-American tradition of modern, postmodern, and contemporary literature. Provides students with a grounding in the major authors and motifs of 20th- and 21st-century in literature in conjunction with political and cultural changes across the periods.
  • ENGL 3060 - Modern and Contemporary Literature for Nonmajors
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Summer 2019
    Close study of significant 20th-century poetry, drama, and prose works. Readings range from 1920s to the present.
  • ENGL 3068 - Literature in English, 1900-1945
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Surveys major literary trends from 1900-1945 in the Anglo-American tradition, including the characteristics of literary modernism. Covers both prose and poetry, as well as the relationship between literature and history to the close of World War II.
  • ENGL 4039 - Critical Thinking in English Studies
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    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 4098 - Special Topics in the Novel, Post-1900
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Explores a special topic in literature written in, or translated into English, post-1900. May be repeated up to a total of 6 units for different topics.
  • ENGL 5169 - Multicultural/Postcolonial Studies
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Introduces graduate level study of ethnic American and/or postcolonial writing in English, including relevant theoretical discourse. 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.

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