Dianne Mitchell's work explores the intersections of lyric form and the material world of early modern English texts. She is writing a book, Paper Intimacies, about the surprising forms of intimacy afforded by Renaissance lyrics as mobile, social, and ever-changing handwritten objects. Her articles and essays have appeared in English Literary Renaissance, The Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies, Studies in Philology, and Renaissance Studies.
British literature, history of the material text, lyric, gender and sexuality studies
ENGL 2102 - Literary Analysis
Fall 2019 / Fall 2021
Provides a basic skills course designed to equip students to handle the English major. Emphasizes critical writing and the acquisition of basic techniques and vocabulary of literary criticism through close attention to poetry and prose.
ENGL 3000 - Shakespeare for Nonmajors
Introduction to Shakespeare. Introduces students to 6-10 of Shakespeare's major plays. Comedies, histories, and tragedies will be studied. Some non-dramatic poetry may be included. Viewing of Shakespeare in performance is often required.
ENGL 3523 - The Early English Renaissance
Surveys prose, poetry and drama of the Tudor era, from Skelton and More through Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Formerly ENGL 4523.
ENGL 3533 - The Later English Renaissance
Surveys prose, poetry and drama of the seventeenth century, from Donne, Jonson and Bacon through Milton and his contemporaries. Formerly ENGL 4533.
ENGL 3930 - Internship
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.