2009-2010 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Nov 15, 2019  
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog [Archived]

English


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GRADUATE DEGREES OFFERED:

Master of Arts—English (specializations in literature or writing)
Transition to Teaching Program

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. Matthew C. Brennan

Phone: 812-237-3277

GRADUATE FACULTY

Professors

Brennan, Matthew C., Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Professor of English
Specializations: English Romantic Period, Poetry Writing

Byerman, Keith E., Ph.D., Purdue University
Professor of English and Women’s Studies
Specializations: African American Literature, American Studies

Carino, Peter A., Ph.D., University of Illinois
Professor of English
Specializations: Rhetoric and Composition, American Novel

Connelly, Steven E., Ph.D., Indiana University
Professor of English
Specializations: Twentieth-Century British and American Literature, Prose Fiction, Anglo-Irish Literature

Derrick, Thomas J., Ph.D., Harvard University
Professor of English
Specializations: English Renaissance, Rhetoric, Literary Research and Bibliography

Goldbort, Robert C., Ph.D., Michigan State University
Professor of English
Specializations: Technical and Scientific Writing

Hudson, Harriet E., Ph.D., Ohio State University
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, and Professor of English
Specializations: English Medieval Literature, English Language

Perrin, Robert, Ph.D., University of Illinois
Chairperson and Professor of English
Specializations: Rhetoric and Composition, Comparative Drama, English Education

Shelden, Michael C., Ph.D., Indiana University
Professor of English
Specializations: Victorian Literature, Twentieth-Century British Literature, Prose Fiction

Associate Professors

Bates, Laura R., Ph.D., University of Chicago
Associate Professor of English
Specializations: Children’s Literature, Comparative Literature and Drama

Corcoran, Brendan W., Ph.D., Emory University
Associate Professor of English
Specializations: Twentieth-Century British Literature, Contemporary
Irish Poetry, Poetry Writing

Haynes, Rosetta R., Ph.D., Cornell University
Associate Professor of English and Women’s Studies
Specializations: African American Literature, Nineteenth-Century American Literature, Women’s Literature

Jakaitis, Jake, Ph.D., University of Illinois
Associate Professor of English and Women’s Studies
Specializations: Multicultural American Literature, Literary Theory

Kincade, Kathleen, Ph.D., Louisiana State University
Associate Professor of English and Women’s Studies
Specializations: Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British Literature,
Literary Research, Bibliography, Textual Studies

Latta, Susan, Ph.D., Purdue University
Associate Professor of English
Specializations: Rhetoric and Composition, English Language, Cultural Studies, Women’s Studies

McEntire, Nancy, Ph.D., Indiana University
Associate Professor of English and Women’s Studies
Specializations: American Folklore, Ethnomusicology

Sauer, Thomas G., Ph.D., Indiana University
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, and Associate Professor of English
Specializations: Comparative Literature, European Literature, Shakespeare

Assistant Professors

Lee, Katherine, Ph.D., University of Missouri
Assistant Professor of English and Women’s Studies
Specializations: Contemporary American Literature, Multicultural American Literature, Literary Theory

Lewandowski, Mark R., M.F.A., Wichita State University
Assistant Professor of English
Specialization: Creative Writing, Creative Nonfiction

Morales, Aaron M., M.F.A., Purdue University
Assistant Professor of English
Specialization: Creative Writing, Fiction Writing

Reid, Mandy, Ph.D., Rice University
Assistant Professor of English
Specializations: Nineteenth-Century American Literature, African American Literature, Women’s Literature

Wurtz, James, Ph.D., University of Note Dame
Assistant Professor of English
Specializations: Twentieth-Century British Literature, Irish Literature

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 and language,  rhetoric and composition, creative writing, and technical 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 June 1 for fall and by November 1 for spring.  To be considered for an assistantship or scholarship for the following academic year, applications should be submitted by March 15.

Transition to Teaching Program

Students wishing to obtain Initial Teacher Licensure at the graduate level should consult the appropriate section of the Catalog dealing with post-baccalaureate non-degree licensure for secondary teachers (See College of Education, Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Media Technology).

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

In cooperation with the 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. Robert Perrin, phone: 812-237-3160.

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