Senior Seminars

Senior Seminars

Each semester, the Department of English at Eastern Connecticut State University offers at least two different senior seminars.

Each seminar continues into the following semester for a total of six credit hours.

Prerequisites for Eng 461: English 203 with a grade of C or above; senior status

Prerequisites for Eng 462: English 461 with a grade of C or above

We leave a few previous seminar descriptions here so that you may see the variety of possible seminar topics.

Senior Seminars
Fall 2014Spring 2015
ENG 461-01 The Rhetoric of Sports
Dr. Rita Malenczyk

ENG 461-02 Literature of the Wild West
Dr. Meredith James

ENG 461-03 The Culture of War
Dr. Kenneth McNeil
ENG 461-01 Crash Course in the Novel
Dr. Christopher Torockio

ENG 461-02 Dirty, Sexy, Middle Ages
Dr. Meredith Clermont-Ferrand
Fall 2013Spring 2014
ENG 461-01 Writing Poems/Reading Culture: Beyond the Workshop
Dr. Reginald Flood

ENG 461-02 Adaptation and Ideology
Dr. Lisa Rowe Fraustino

ENG 461-03 Monstrous Women
Dr. Maureen McDonnell
ENG 461-01 Community Literacy Studies
Dr. Lauren Rosenberg

ENG 461-02 Classics in Comedy
Dr. Miriam Chirico
Spring 2013Fall 2013
ENG 461-01 The Harlem Renaissance
Dr. Daniel Donaghy
ENG 461-02 The Rhetoric of the Hollywood Film
Dr. Stephen Ferruci
ENG 461-01 Writing Poems/Reading Culture: Beyond the Workshop
Dr. Reginald Flood

ENG 461-02 Adaptation and Ideology
Dr. Lisa Rowe Fraustino

ENG 461-03 Monstrous Women
Dr. Maureen McDonnell
Spring 2012Fall 2012
ENG 461-01 Memoir: Exploring the Private/Public “I”
Dr. Susan DeRosa
ENG 461-02 Conceptual Metaphor & Literature
Dr. Elena Tapia
ENG 461-01 Rhetorics of Conversion: Stories of Becoming
Dr. Barbara Liu
ENG 461-02 Social and Political Issues in African Literature
Dr. Raouf Mama
ENG 461-03 The Figure of the Pirate
Dr. Benjamin Pauley
ENG 461-04 Becoming American: Literature of the Immigrants
Dr. Jian-Zhong Lin
Spring 2011Fall 2011
ENG 461-01 The Culture of War
Dr. Kenneth McNeil
ENG 461-02 The Comic Tradition
Dr. Miriam Chirico
ENG 461-01 Literature of the Wild West
Dr. Meredith James
ENG 461-02 The Rhetoric of Crime
Dr. Rita Malenczyk
ENG 461-03 Crash Course in the Novel
Dr. Christopher Torockio
ENG 461-04 Medieval Queens and Nobel Women
Dr. Meredith Clermont-Ferrand
Spring 2010Fall 2010
ENG 461-01 Literature and Culture of Vietnam War
Dr. Daniel Donaghy
ENG 461-02 Adaptation and Ideology
Dr. Lisa Rowe Fraustino
ENG 461-01 The Rhetoric of Place
Dr. Stephen Ferruci
ENG 461-02 Community Literacy Studies
Dr. Lauren Rosenberg
ENG 461-03 Shakespeare in Print & Film
Dr. Meg Lota Brown
Spring 2009Fall 2009
ENG 461-01 Rhetoric and Popular Fictions
Dr. Rita Malenczyk
ENG 461-02 Crash Course in the Novel
Dr. Christopher Torockio
ENG 461-01 Social and Political Issues in African Literature
Dr. Raouf Mama
ENG 461-03 The African American Sonnet: Reading and Writing Metrical Verse
Dr. Reginal Flood
ENG 461-05 Monstrous Women
Dr. Maureen McDonnell
Spring 2008Fall 2008
ENG 461-01 Gender and Literary Representation in the Great War
Dr. Marcia McGowan
ENG 461-02 Walt Whitman
Dr. Jian-Zhong Lin
ENG 461-03 Social and Political Issues in African Literature
Dr. Raouf Mama
ENG 461-04 Medieval Heretics & Outlaws
Dr. Meredith Clermont-Ferrand
ENG 461-05 The Figure of the Pirate
Dr. Benjamin Pauley
ENG 461-06 The Sociolinguistics of Dialect in Literature
Dr. Elena Tapia
ENG 461-07 Secular Scriptures
Dr. Barbara Liu
Spring 2007Fall 2007
 ENG 461-01 The Rhetoric of Place
Dr. Stephen Ferruci
ENG 461-02 Studies in Dramatic Comedy
Dr. Miriam Chirico
ENG 461-03 Secular Scriptures: Religion and Spirituality in Contemporary Fiction
Dr. Barbara Liu
ENG 461-04 The Culture of War
Dr. Kenneth McNeil

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