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Zemka, Sue Professor

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Research

keywords

  • nineteenth-century british literature and culture; contemporary critical theory; history and theory of embodiment.

Publications

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Teaching

courses taught

  • ENGL 3310 - The Bible as Literature
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
    No single book has been as influential to the English-speaking world as the Bible. We'll read the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament for stories, poetry, and wisdom traditions. We'll approach the Bible as literature by analyzing its plots, characters, and meanings. Students study its textual history, how there came to be a 'Bible,' and the many writers, conflicts, and cultures from which it emerged. We'll consider the Bible's powerful influence on ethics and philosophy. Formerly ENGL 3312. Same as HUMN 3310 and JWST 3310.
  • ENGL 3604 - Victorian Literature
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
    This course studies how literature and culture represent the upheavals of the nineteenth century, including industrialization, the science of evolution, and the expansion of the British Empire. Realist, Gothic, and Sensation novels thrived during this period and people turned to poetry to mourn, to celebrate, to seduce, and to inspire. This literature helped to establish literary forms and social and political ideas that remain influential today.
  • ENGL 4830 - Honors Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Students accepted to English Departmental Honors are enrolled in this course.
  • ENGL 5019 - Survey of Contemporary Literary and Cultural Theory
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Introduces a variety of critical and theoretical practices informing contemporary literary and cultural studies. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • HUMN 3310 - The Bible as Literature
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
    No single book has been as influential to the English-speaking world as the Bible. We'll read the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament for stories, poetry, and wisdom traditions. We'll approach the Bible as literature by analyzing its plots, characters, and meanings. Students study its textual history, how there came to be a 'Bible,' and the many writers, conflicts, and cultures from which it emerged. We'll consider the Bible's powerful influence on ethics and philosophy. Formerly ENGL 3312. Same as ENGL 3310 and JWST 3310.

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global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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