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Proposal Type

Writing Intensive

Contact Information

evelevj
John
Evelev
evelevj@missouri.edu
573/882-6421
English
Are you submitting this proposal on behalf of an instructor?
No
Instructor for whom you are submitting proposal:
evelevj
John
Evelev
evelevj@missouri.edu
573/882-6421
English
Subject Area’s Department Chair/Director:
readd
David
Read
ReadD@missouri.edu
573/882-6066
English

Term for Proposal

 
Spring 2017

Course Catalog Information

A&S
English (ENGLSH)
English
2150
3
 
30
Popular Literature
Study of literary genres, such as science fiction and the detective novel, that may be overlooked in traditional literature classes.
Humanities
Lecture/Standard
A-F (allow student to choose S/U option)
 
 
 
ENGLSH 1000.

Instructor Information

evelevj
John
Evelev
evelevj@missouri.edu
573/882-6421
English
(numbers only)
Tenured Associate Professor
 
Yes, but instructor doesn’t recall when or it has been longer than five years
 

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Writing Intensive Course Information

The stereotype of American culture has long been that it is "optimistic," reflective of our relative youth as a nation and our belief in "exceptionalism," the notion that the American nation is unique in history. For all that, however, the US has often been taken up with popular obsessions with the apocalypse, believing that the end of the world is immanent. This course will explore the literary and cultural history of this popular fascination with the apocalypse. We will start with early American apocalypse narratives including the Puritans and Michael Wigglesworth's The Day of Doom (1662), the first American bestseller (it's estimated that one out of every twenty Puritans owned a copy) which lovingly describes the end of the world in the day of judgment and discuss other popular American apocalyptic movements, including the Millerites, who identified October 22, 1844 as the day the world would end. The bulk of the class, however, will focus on 20th and 21st century representations of apocalypse. We will examine a range of different modern and contemporary popular apocalyptic concerns, from the nuclear holocaust, to pandemics, environmental collapse, to zombies and the narratives produced about them. The course will examine the interplay between popular narrative forms (including science fiction, comics/graphic novels, movies) and literary fiction, which merges the popular interest in apocalypse with more traditional elevated formal and thematic concerns. Required work will include short papers, research and reading on apocalyptic narrative forms culminating in a longer paper. Readings will include: lots of movies, sci-fi and pop fiction as well as works such as Cormac McCarthy's The Road, Colson Whitehead's Zone One and Emily St. John Mandel's Station Eleven.
 
Face-to-face
Self paced?

 
20
Should this course be considered for funding?

Large Enrollment Courses:
 
 
 

Writing Intensive Assignments

Pages
Short Paper
Responding to themes and formal concerns in apocalyptic fiction or films
Length of assignment:
4
John Evelev
 
 
4

Short paper
Responding to themes and formal concerns in film and fiction
Length of assignment:
4
John Evelev
 
 
4

Short Paper
responding to themes and formal concerns of texts studied
Length of assignment:
4
John Evelev
 
 
4

Short Paper
responding to themes and formal concerns of texts
Length of assignment:
4
John Evelev
8
John Evelev
12

Research Proposal
Selecting one of the earlier short papers, students will begin researching to develop a longer paper. The proposal will include an abstract and annotated bibliography
Length of assignment:
3
John Evelev
 
 
3

Final Research Paper
Culmination of writing, revising and expanding one of the shorter papers written earlier in the term, with research added.
Length of assignment:
8
John Evelev
 
 
8

Total pages for all assignments:
First drafts:
27.00
Revisions:
8.00
35.00
The students will be able to choose from the 4 short papers to write one longer revision. The research proposal represents an intermediary step along the way toward the drafting of that longer final revised paper.

Writing Intensive Teaching

Instructor provided feedback
 
 
All of the short papers, the proposal and final research paper offer the possibility of multiple interpretations, as students will need to formulate their own interpretation of the text. The final paper will ask them to put their interpretations in dialogue with scholarly work on the texts and subjects.
The short papers will be due across the term, with the revision happening primarily at the end of term.
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Additional Comments

This is a new course for me and I haven't yet drafted the syllabus, so i have nothing to send.
Patricia Luckenotte (luckenottep) (Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:21:30 GMT): Changed the effective term from 10/1/16 to Spring 2017
Patricia Luckenotte (luckenottep) (Tue, 11 Oct 2016 19:58:05 GMT): I have added ENGLSH 2150W, 01 to the Spring 2017 Schedule of classes and cancelled ENGLSH 2150, 01 from Spring 2017
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