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Forms and Genres

This area of interest examines theories of form and genre, considering the complex histories of literary forms such as the essay, novel, and lyric, as well as the equally complex histories of theorizing those forms. This area considers forms and genres, not as fixed categories, but as ever evolving clusters of expectations. Forms and Genres thus emphasizes process, both the historical processes by which forms and genres evolve and the processes of literary creation.

Personnel

Associate Head
Assistant Professor
Eidson Distinguished Professor in American Literature
Associate Professor
Hamilton Holmes Professor
Professor
Distinguished Research Professor of English, African American Studies and Creative Writing
Associate Professor
Helen S. Lanier Distinguished Professor of English
Associate Professor
Distinguished Research Professor
Director, Creative Writing Program

Research Spotlight

This area of the graduate curriculum consolidates the department's current strengths in media and language studies, broadly conceived. The Material Textualities concentration include a wide array of interpretive and creative approaches to the materiality of texts in multiple medias,…

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