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Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award, 2006.

Students Association Teaching Award, 2006.

Guest Editor: Teaching Arthurian Materials: Arthuriana 15:4 (Winter 2006)

English 101/ 101L:

A required course for all freshmen in the College, designed to teach critical reading and correct, effective writing. 101 involves core readings of various kinds, and regular writing assignments (see sample syllabi). 101 does not carry credit towards the English major. The 101L version of the course differs slightly in that the readings are chosen with a view to introducing the historical tradition of English literature, and the study of literary analysis (see sample syllabus). 101L does carry credit for the English major.

English 299 (The Junior Seminar):

Two-semester, year-long seminar, required of all English majors. Students are expected to engage 1) a series of texts representing the range and diversity of the historical tradition in British and American literature, and 2) critical theory and practice as it has been influenced by hermeneutics, feminism, psychology, semiology,sociology, and the study of cultural representation, and as it reflects the methods of literary criticism.

English 201: Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales

English 220: The English Epic

Readings in the Epic tradition, including works by Vergil, Ovid, Chaucer, Spenser and Pope, as well as that prolific author Anonymous. Check out this student web project on The Faerie Queene.

English 205: The Legend of Arthur

Readings in medieval and modern versions of the Arthurian Legend.

English 301: Sex and Gender in the Middle Ages

English 385: Apocalyptic Literature

English 399: Senior Conference

Topics of Some Recent Senior Essays:

The Death of Arthur in Geoffrey, the Alliterative Morte Arthur and Malory; Imitatio Christi in Margery Kempe and the Life of Saint Margaret; Narrative Self-Consciousness in Pearl and Sir Gawain; Gendered Parenting in Science Fiction; Community and Identity in the Canterbury Tales; Re-Imagining Cymbeline;
"Hypertextuality as a Critical Medium: On First Looking into Keats"


English Department .......... Haverford College