Bachelor of Arts Degree • School of Arts and Sciences
Jason R. Denman, Ph.D.
Professor of English
Office: 204 Faculty Center
Jason Denman teaches a range of courses in composition and literature, particularly British literature to 1800. He has held short-term fellowships at the Folger Shakespeare Library and the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library; his articles on seventeenth-century English drama and poetry have appeared in Philological Quarterly, Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture, 1660-1700,, Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Theatre Research, The Explicator, and Notes & Queries.
Courses regularly taught:
English 101 and 102: Written Communication. Foundational composition sequence training students to write at the college level.
English 135: Introduction to Literature. General survey of short fiction, poetry, drama, and film as literature.
English 245: British Literature Survey, part 1. A survey of British literature from its medieval origins, through the early modern period, and into the beginning of the 18th century.
English 336: Literature of the Early Stuart Period. Major trends in English literature from 1604 to 1660.
English 367: Shakespearean Drama. The Shakespearean canon and its cultural, historical, and theatrical backgrounds.
English/Theater 375: Literature of the Theatre. This course covers dramatic texts from classical Athens to somewhere near the present, focusing on the broad theme of governance.
English 469: Milton. Surveys the “minor” poems and major prose of John Milton, laying the groundwork for thorough scrutiny of Paradise Lost.
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