2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Dec 15, 2019  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

English


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GRADUATE DEGREES OFFERED:

 

Master of Arts—English (specializations in literature or writing)

 

Department of English

Root Hall A-265

Phone: 812-237-3160

Fax: 812-237-3156

E-mail: english@indstate.edu

Web site: http://web.indstate.edu/english

 

Department Chairperson: Dr. Robert Perrin

Graduate Program Contact Person: Dr. Kit Kincade

Phone: 812-237-3173

 

GRADUATE FACULTY

Professors

Bates, Laura, PhD, University of Chicago

Professor of English

Specializations: Children’s Literature, Comparative Literature, Drama

 

 

Byerman, Keith, PhD, Purdue University

Professor of English and Gender Studies

Specializations: African American Literature, American Studies

 

Haynes, Rosetta, PhD, Cornell University

Professor of English and Gender Studies

Specializations: African American Literature, Nineteenth-Century American Literature, Women’s Literature

 

Jakaitis, Jake, PhD, University of Illinois

Professor of English and Gender Studies

Specializations: Multicultural American Literature, Literary Theory

 

Kincade, Kit, PhD, Louisiana State University

Professor of English and Gender Studies

Specializations: Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British Literature, Literary Research, Bibliography, Textual Studies

 

Lewandowski, Mark, MFA, Wichita State University

Professor of English

Specializations: Creative Writing, Creative Nonfiction Writing

 

Perrin, Robert, PhD, University of Illinois

Chairperson and Professor of English

Specializations: Rhetoric and Composition, Comparative Drama, English Teaching

 

Shelden, Michael, PhD, Indiana University

Professor of English

Specializations: Victorian Literature, Twentieth-Century British Literature, Prose Fiction

 

Associate Professors

 

Corcoran, Brendan, PhD, Emory University

Associate Professor of English

Specializations: Twentieth-Century British Literature, Contemporary Irish Poetry, Poetry Writing

 

 

Lee, Katherine, PhD, University of Missouri

Associate Professor of English and Gender Studies

Specializations: Contemporary American Literature, Multicultural American Literature, Literary Theory

 

Reid, Mandy, PhD, Rice University

Associate Professor of English and Gender Studies

Specializations: Nineteenth-Century American Literature, African American Literature, Women’s Literature

 

Wurtz, James, PhD, University of Note Dame

Associate Professor of English

Specializations: Twentieth-Century British Literature, Irish Literature, and Literary Theory

 

Assistant Professors

Ash, Amy, PhD, University of Kansas

Assistant Professor of English

Specializations: Creative Writing, Poetry Writing

 

Capettini, Emily, PhD, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Assistant Professor of English

Specializations: Creative Writing, Fiction Writing

 

Drew, Christopher, PhD, University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee

Assistant Professor of English

Specializations: English Teaching, Adolescent Literature, Creative Writing

 

James Greene, PhD, West Virginia University

Assistant Professor of English

Specializations: Early American Literature, Literary Theory, Technical Writing

 

Brian Stone, PhD, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Assistant Professor of English

Specializations: Rhetoric and Composition, History of Rhetoric, Composition Pedagogy

 

HISTORY OF THE PROGRAM

The master’s program in English was one of the first graduate programs to be offered in the College of Arts and Sciences. When it began, it provided professionalization for secondary school teachers, as well as advanced study for those wishing to prepare for doctoral programs and teaching careers in higher education. The later development of specializations permitted students to focus their programs of study according to their educational and professional goals.

GENERAL PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The master’s degree program is designed for students intending to enter doctoral programs or such fields as teaching, writing, editing, publishing, or educational administration and curriculum supervision. Core courses provide a foundation in the various areas of English studies, including research and theory. Course work is offered in British and American literature; language, rhetoric and composition; and creative writing.

MAIN OBJECTIVES

The main objectives of the master of arts program in English are to provide students with a strong foundation in core areas of English studies; to provide students with advanced training in literary research, analysis, and creative or professional writing; and to prepare students for admission to doctoral and creative writing programs and careers as teachers or writers.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

In addition to meeting the general requirements of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies, applicants for regular admission to the programs must have an undergraduate major or minor in English and a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher in all English courses above the freshman level.

Those lacking an appropriate major or minor should consult the Director of Graduate Studies in English concerning departmental admission criteria. Conditional admission to the program may be granted to other applicants on the basis of grades in language, literature, and creative writing courses; undergraduate grade point averages; Graduate Record Examination verbal and advanced literature scores; faculty letters of recommendation; or writing samples.

Materials should be submitted by the preferred deadlines of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies: by March 15 for fall admission and by November 1 for spring admission. To be considered for an assistantship or scholarship for the following academic year, applications should be submitted by March 15.

Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a Concentration in English Education

In cooperation with the Bayh College of Education, the Department of English offers a concentration in English education as part of the doctor of philosophy in curriculum and instruction. For admission and program requirements, see the program listing in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Media Technology. For requirements in the English concentration, contact Dr. Kit Kincade by telephone (812-237-3173) or e-mail (kit.kincade@indstate.edu).

 

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