This afternoon was slow at the 'brary, so I took advantage of the time by registering for three graduate courses. I'll be attending class on Tuesday and Thursday evenings...Tuesdays 4:30-10:00 (gonna suck) and Thursdays from 4:30-7:10. At least I get the bulk of the work done at the beginning of the week and I can bask for the rest of the week.
507. The Oral Tradition and Modern Fantasy for Children. Three semester hours. A study of fables, folk and fairy tales, myths, and modern fantasy for children. Special attention will be paid to the relationship between oral and written forms. Works by Aesop, Grimm, Perrault, Sendak, Lewis, Tolkien, and Cooper may be included.
525. Contemporary Literature. Three semester hours.
A study of the literature of the last two or three decades, reviewing the international scene or concentrating perhaps on a single genre or topic, such as recent American fiction or post-War British poetry.
599. Bibliography and Methods of Research. Three semester hours.
For beginning literature and languages graduate students who have not had an equivalent graduate-level course, this course covers manuscript preparation and format; research techniques for literary, linguistics, and composition/rhetoric studies; and research methods for foreign language majors.
I had planned to take Colonial/Federalist literature because the time was better, but screw it, I can't take another semester of Bradstreet and all the rest. I like that period, but I've studied it three times already. Although I'm not down with the kiddy aspect, I think the Oral Tradition and Modern Fantasy will jive better with a possible thesis topic. I'm always interested in fairy tales, myths, etc.
I'm so excited! I'm such a nerd! And I still wanna take Narrative Theory this summer!!!