Ann Elizabeth Willey

Associate Professor
Email: ann.willey @ louisville.edu
Phone:502-852-0510
Office Hours: Spring Term: MWTh 10:30 - 12:30

 

Courses Taught

Prerequisite: ENGL 101, or approved transfer credit for ENGL 101. Students practice more sophisticated approaches to writing processes and products. Additional emphasis on conducting primary and secondary research, generating longer texts, and improving critical reading. Required writing consists of multiple drafts of at least 4 papers of varying lengths, with one extended documented paper.
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. An exploration of literary traditions in English coming from groups under-represented in traditional literary studies.
Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or 105. An exploration of literatures from African, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, or Native American populations within the United States.
Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or 105 or WGST 199. Note: Cross-listed with WGST 325. The literary treatment of women by both female and male authors of the Western tradition.
Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or 105, membership in English Honors Program. Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR). Two seminars required of all students within the departmental honors program.
Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or 105; ENGL 300 or 310; Junior standing. An in-depth investigation of a particular area of interpretive theory.
Prerequisite: English 102 or 105; junior standing. Note: Crosslisted with PAS 567. Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR). Examination of "post-coloniality" through a selection of fiction and literary criticism by African writers. Historical period: post-1900.
Prerequisite: ENGL 310; junior standing. Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR). In-depth analysis of and intensive writing about a focused area of study within the discipline of English.
A selective survey of theories of interpretation from the New Criticism to the present, and of interpretive practices based on these theories.

 

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. from Northwestern University

Teaching Areas

  • Postcolonial Literature and Theory

Research Interests

  • Sub-Saharan African Literature, in French and English, Indigenous language literatures in translation
  • Postcolonial Theory
  • African film and popular culture studies
  • Postcolonial interventions in theories of modernity and the nation, especially as inflected by gender

Publications

Emerging Perspectives on Tsitsi Dangarembga Africa World Press, 2002.

"Ritual and Roles for Women in Werewere Liking' L'Amour-cent-vies." French Review76.3 (2003):545-561.