Mary Mullen

  • Assistant Professor, English
  • Villanova University

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Texas Tech, English 2391: The Way We Argue Now

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

http://thewaywearguenow.wordpress.com/

This course teaches critical writing about literature, and just as importantly, gives students practice critical writing. Students learn key terms in literary analysis, practice close reading, and acquire strategies for making interesting, convincing, and unified arguments about literary texts. We discuss how to move from particular moments in literature to interpretations of literature; how to study literature in ways that help us better understand culture, history, and politics; as well as how to organize sentences, paragraphs, and essays effectively.

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UW-Milwaukee, Humanities 192: Crowd Power

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

http://crowdpoweruwm.wordpress.com/

An interdisciplinary seminar that considers crowds, collectivities, mobs, and masses to question how social relationships reflect, re-imagine, and unsettle power arrangements. Takes up crowd psychology (Gustave LeBon, Sigmund Freud), political theory (Ernesto Laclau, Frederich Engels), literature (Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, Ahdaf Soueif) and history (Hippolyte Taine).

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College of Wooster, English 120: Writing Nineteenth-Century Cities, Dublin and London

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

http://writingcities.voices.wooster.edu/

At once a metonym for the nation and world onto itself, the city dominated the nineteenth-century literary imagination. By engaging with the city and its spaces, writers reflected on their place within the nation, the British empire—even within history. Reading novels, short stories, and poetry, this class will consider how authors represent Dublin, London, and the complex relationship between them as it introduces students to literary and cultural studies.

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College of Wooster, English 160: Memoir and Autobiography

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

http://autobiographyandmemoir.voices.wooster.edu/

This course explores the diverse ways that autobiography and memoir represent the collision between self and world. By studying the relationships—even the contradictions—at the heart of self-writing, the course expands students’ understanding of the genres of memoir and autobiography as well as their understanding of the self in the world.

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