David Anderson received his Ph. D. from the University of Pennsylvania, and has published on American and African American poetry. He is currently interested in neglected African American poetry of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, environmentalism and African American literature, and studying poetic forms and traditions.
Credit may not be received for both 102 and 105. Open only to exceptionally qualified students who have been notified of their eligibility. Completion discharges the general education requirement for two terms of freshman composition. Extensive practice of writing and reading, with several assignments requiring research.
Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or 105 Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication(WR). An introduction to English Studies,providing an overview of forms such as poetry, drama,and the novel,and an introduction to terminology and methods used in analyzing texts.
Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or 105. A survey of American writers. Historical period: 1700-1900.
Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or 105. A survey of American writers. Historical period: post 1900.
Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or 105; ENGL 300 or 310. Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR). Formerly ENGL-323; credit may not be earned for this course by students with credit for ENGL-323. Study of selected works, in a variety of genres, by African American writers from 1845 to the present day. Taught with attention to historical and cultural context. Historical period: post 1900.
Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or 105; junior standing. Note: Cross-listed with PAS 551. In-depth study of selected movements, topics, or groupings of African American writers. Historical period: varies by semester- see schedule of courses.
Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or 105; junior standing. Note: Cross-listed with PAS 575. In-depth study of a selected genre of African-American Literature.Historical period: varies by semester-see schedule of courses.
Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or 105; junior standing. Note: Cross-listed with PAS 577. In-depth study of the literature of the Harlem Renaissance in relation to other literary and artistic productions of the period. Historical period: post-1900.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Intensive study of African American literature and culture from any period or across several periods.
M.A., Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania
African-American Literature, American Literature, Poetry
Archival research, African American poetry, the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts Movement, environmental issues in African American literature, poetic forms and traditions