Major in English

Bachelor of Arts Degree • School of Arts and Sciences

English Major


Dr. Jason R. Denman , Ph.D.

Professor of English

Jason Denman, Ph.D.
Phone: (315) 792-3265
Office: C129 Library Concourse


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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