Cornell vs. Literature

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If you love literature and go to Cornell, you’re probably in the wrong place.

The poets, playwrights and novelists you might not seek out on your own who would, conversely, enrich your life or at least your vocabulary, make but cameo appearances. Rather, as an English major, you can expect to be exposed to:

  • ENGL 2090 – Introduction to Cultural Studies
  • ENGL 2100 – Medieval Romance: Voyage to the Otherworld
  • ENGL 2150 – The American Musical
  • ENGL 2160 – Television
  • ENGL 2511 – Introduction to Women Writers
  • ENGL 2620 – Introduction to Asian American Literature
  • ENGL 2650 – Introduction to African American Literature
  • ENGL 2680 – Culture and Politics of the 1960s
  • ENGL 2751 – Literature, Sport, and Ideology
  • ENGL 2760 – Desire
  • ENGL 2780 – Body as Text: Pleasure and Danger
  • ENGL 2781 – Human Rights, Ethics and Literature
  • ENGL 2901 – Utopia: From Thomas More to Science Fiction
  • ENGL 3030 – Introduction to Critical Theory
  • ENGL 3115 – Video and New Media: Art, Theory, Politics
  • ENGL 3240 – Comparative Renaissance Drama: Blood Politics
  • ENGL 3350 – Performative Modernism
  • ENGL 3370 – Contemporary American Theatre
  • ENGL 3480 – Studies in Women’s Literature
  • ENGL 3500 – The High Modernist Tradition
  • ENGL 3530 – The Modern Indian Novel
  • ENGL 3550 – Decadence
  • ENGL 3571 – The Modern Irish Writers
  • ENGL 3590 – Consuming Passions: Media, Space, and the Body
  • ENGL 3610 – Studies in the Formation of U.S. Literature: Emerson to Melville
  • ENGL 3611 – American Renaissance
  • ENGL 3620 – Studies in American Literature After 1850
  • ENGL 3630 – Studies in U.S. Literature Before 1950
  • ENGL 3640 – Studies in U.S. Literature After 1950
  • ENGL 3641 – American Film Melodrama
  • ENGL 3670 – Modern American Fiction
  • ENGL 3677 – Thomas Pynchon: V. to Vineland
  • ENGL 3710 – Literature of the Outlaw
  • ENGL 3711 – American Poetry to 1950
  • ENGL 3712 – American Poetry Since 1950
  • ENGL 3720 – Medieval and Renaissance Drama
  • ENGL 3721 – Food, Gender, and Culture
  • ENGL 3730 – Weird Science, Hard Poems
  • ENGL 3731 – Reading for Writers
  • ENGL 3732 – Reading for Writers
  • ENGL 3750 – Studies in Drama and Theatre
  • ENGL 3751 – Magical Realism Revisited
  • ENGL 3756 – Literature and the Bomb
  • ENGL 3762 – Law and Literature: The Jury as Audience
  • ENGL 3773 – The Harlem Renaissance and the Black Arts Movement
  • ENGL 3780 – Studies in Queer Fiction
  • ENGL 3860 – Philosophic Fictions

 

Malcolm A. Kline is the Executive Director of Accuracy in Academia.
If you would like to comment on this article, e-mail mal.kline@academia.org.

 

 

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