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Little, Katie Professor

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Research

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  • Katie Little's research interests include late medieval literature and religion, the Reformation, and Edmund Spenser’s poetry. At present she is working on a book on the intersection of humanism and late medieval poetic forms in sixteenth-century England.

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  • late medieval English literature, medieval religion, the Reformation, sixteenth-century English literature

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Teaching

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  • ENGL 1420 - Poetry
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Introduces students to how to read a poem by examining the great variety of poems written and composed in English from the very beginning of the English language until recently.
  • ENGL 3553 - Geoffrey Chaucer
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Selection of Chaucer's works, including The Canterbury Tales and other shorter poems. Includes an introduction to Middle English.
  • ENGL 3856 - Topics in Genre Studies
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Studies special topics in genre studies; specially designed for English majors. Topics vary each semester. May be repeated for a total of 6 credit hours for different topics.
  • ENGL 4039 - Critical Thinking in English Studies
    Primary Instructor - Spring 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 4113 - History and Culture of Medieval England
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2019
    Explores the major historical, literary, and cultural developments in England from the Anglo-Saxon period through the 15th-century.
  • ENGL 5029 - British Literature and Culture Before 1800
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Introduces graduate level study of medieval and early modern writing through the long eighteenth century. 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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