ENGH 458: RS: Topics in Literary Research

ENGH 458-002: American Gothic, 1865-1915
(Fall 2021)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM W

Peterson Hall - Hybrid

Section Information for Fall 2021

Across the long nineteenth century, US writers called on the Gothic to interrogate Enlightenment ideas about rationality and personal liberty, to explore the dark, complexly racialized recesses of US history, and to grapple with the roles gender, sexual desire, and sexuality play in national life. It is to these intersecting issues, what we might call the cultural work of the nineteenth-century American Gothic, that this course will attend.

This course is also an RS (research designated) course developed through OSCAR and is part of Mason Impact. As a student in this course, you will conceptualize and carry out an in-depth research project that will be shared in both digital-collaborative and an individual written form. You will follow scholarly conventions in sharing your research. This capstone course is also a Mason Core course and is ideal for students majoring in English and concentrating in literature and/or cultural studies.

ENGH 458-002 is a controlled hybrid section with mandatory in-person meetings every other week and a substantial online asynchronous component. Please contact Professor Lockwood (jlockwo3@gmu.edu) for permission to register.

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Topic-based course in research methods. Students conduct advanced research in literary studies using traditional and digital research tools and approaches. Notes: May be repeated when the topic is different. May be repeated within the degree.
Mason Core: Capstone
Specialized Designation: Research/Scholarship Intensive, Topic Varies
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGH 305 (3 credit) and 85 credit hours earned.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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