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320 - Genre Fiction

General Education: 
Class Description: 
Students will learn about foundational texts of genre fiction and the developments in the 20th and 21st centuries. Genre is a category characterized by similarities in style, or subject matter. Examples include Fantasy, Speculative Fiction, Fanfiction, Magical Realism, Historical Fiction, or Science Fiction. The course approaches genre fiction as literary form, as cultural artifact, and as philosophical speculation; students will learn to distinguish key features of genre fiction, including the historical inspiration as well as contemporary trends in genre fiction. This course is part of the immersion and minor in Creative Writing and the English minor. It may also be taken as an elective. The course can be repeated up to 2 times, for 6 semester credit hours, as long as the topics are different.

Job Posting: Language Science

The Department of English invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position, beginning in January 2018, with specialization in computational linguistics. Possible areas include:

  • Deep learning for natural language understanding
  • Speech and speech technology
  • Multimodal and linguistic sensors
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Linguistic narrative analytics

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Review of applications will begin on November 25, 2017.

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