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Department: English

Michael L. McInturffNo Photo Available

Professor of English

Office:

Berte Humanities Building 302

Contact Information:

Box 549028
Birmingham-Southern College
900 Arkadelphia Rd
Birmingham, AL 35254
Office Phone: (205) 226-7831
Office Fax: 226-3089
E-mail: mmcintur@bsc.edu

Brief Career Background:

BSC 1980-present

Educational Background:

B.A. Reed College
Ph. D. Indiana University

Areas of Academic Interest:

  • Shakespeare
  • Dante
  • English and Italian Renaissance: Literature, Art, Culture
  • Sappho
  • D. H. Lawrence
  • Rilke
  • Hard-Boiled Detective Fiction
  • The Literature of Travel and Adventure
  • Glacial Hydrology

Courses Taught:

EH 102 Introduction to Writing (1)
Techniques of expository prose. Prerequisite: placement by English faculty. Fall, Spring.

EH 200 Introduction to Literature (1 )
Critical approaches to poetry, short stories, and drama. Prerequisite: EH 102 or 208. Fall, Spring.

EH 208 Intermediate Writing (1)
The development of intensive analytical skills, precise and extensive vocabulary, and consciousness of style. Prerequisite: EH 102 or placement by English faculty. Fall, Spring.

EH 250 Survey of British Literature (1)
An introduction to major British prose and verse written from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present. Prerequisite: EH 102 or 208.

EH 270 World Literature in Translation (1)
A selection of major works of European and Third World authors in translation. Prerequisite: EH 102 or 208.

EH 280 Greco-Roman Literature in Translation (1)
A selection of major Greek and Latin works read in English translation. Prerequisite: EH 102 or 208.

EH 330 Major Authors (1)
A focused study of the works of one to three authors. Recent offerings have included Dante, Hawthorne, Hemingway, Morrison, Woolf, and Yeats. With the permission of the English faculty, students may enroll more than once for credit, providing that the focus of the course is different. Prerequisite: any 200-level literature course. (Category 2)

EH 360 Shakespeare (1)
Studies in the major Shakespearean genres: tragedy, comedy, history. Prerequisite: any 200-level literature course. (Category 2)

EH 361 Renaissance Poetry (1)
Non-dramatic poetry of the Tudor and Stuart periods, 1485-1660. Prerequisite: any 200-level literature course. (Category 3)