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This repository holds digital items of importance to Rhodes College. Most items in this collection are available for viewing by the public, but some items are restricted to repository administrators.
Overview: This course builds on and the content of the Intermediate Fiction Writing Workshop. By now you are entirely comfortable with the use of elements and concepts of fiction such as Showing and Telling; Characterization; Place; Time; Form, Theme, Dramatic Tension, Plot & Structure as well as Point of View. The aims of this class are to ensure that you write and rewrite two Short Stories that display integrated knowledge of the aforementioned elements of fiction. The greater part of our t...
What is literature? How do we interpret it? What is its relationship to reality? How does it represent the self and the world? This course will take on such fundamental questions from multiple, sometimes contradictory, theoretical perspectives. We will examine major developments in literary criticism and critical theory and explore how they can be used for literary analysis. This course is designed to prepare English majors for advanced research.
Course Objectives: 1. To introduce students to seven theories that may be used in the analysis of films. 2. To encourage students to think in critical terms when they view a film. 3. To move beyond the boundaries of American cinema by exploring two rich filmic traditions –Russian and Japanese. 4. To develop an informed awareness of issues of gender in assessing films and film theories. Cross-listed with Russian 400.
The Course: The course aims to introduce students to the key debates and concepts that have arisen with the development of an academic field of inquiry called ‘queer theory.’ We will read various theoretical texts (queer theory) that we will attempt to apply to our own lives/sexual identities, gender identities, as well as to films, non-fiction texts as well as selections of fiction. We will be asking questions such as: What are the problems in-herent in the concepts homosexual, gay, lesbian,...
Course Objectives This course examines two related strains of critical theory that have fundamentally shaped U.S. ethnic studies and contemporary literary studies: Women of Color Feminism and Queer of Color Critique. These theoretical analytics explore the intersections of race, gender, sexuality and class, allowing us to investigate how seemingly “proper” gender roles and “normal” sexualities also come to shape racial categories and structural inequalities. We will read anthologies by w...
Aims: In this course we read and discuss eight 20th Century novels and a number of films that deal in different ways with the past five hundred years of colonial and postcolonial history. The aim of the course is to foster postcolonial theoretical understandings of liter-ature. We seek to understand the manner in which multiple histories and different aspects of colonialism inform the content and form of the fiction we read and the lives we live today. Through an exploration of this fiction i...
No nation in the English-speaking world has produced as many important dramatists, and as many influential plays, over the past century as Ireland. This course will survey Irish works for the stage between 1968 and 1998 against the backdrop of Ireland’s inward-looking, mid-century socio-cultural paralysis and its subsequent "Celtic Tiger" boom; the political “troubles” in Northern Ireland and other legacies of British colonialism; the island’s continuing challenges of poverty, emigration/depo...
A relatively brief period that originated during the Age of Enlightenment and continued to develop throughout the early Industrial Revolution of the nineteenth century, the Romantic era produced some of the perhaps best-known and most lionized figures of the British literary canon: Blake, Burke, Byron, Coleridge, Keats, Mary and Percy Shelley, Wollstonecraft and Wordsworth all published the greatest part of their works between the 1780s and 1830s. This course will approach the major poetry an...
This course explores English literature after the restoration of Charles II to the throne in 1660. Topics include: the reopening of the theaters; the introduction of the actress to the stage in lieu of the boy actors who had played women’s roles in the Renaissance; the flourishing of drama after the interregnum; the shift from satiric or libertine comedy to sentimental comedy. Our focus will be on plays by influential and popular dramatists, including Etherege, Dryden, Otway, Shadwell, Cibber...
Some highlighted collections:
- Sou'wester, the Rhodes College Student Newspaper (recent and oldest issues)
- Rhodes Magazine, the Rhodes College Alumni Magazine
- Annuals of Southwestern and Rhodes College
- Farnsworth Shakespeare Print Collection and the Hanson Collection's Famous Bibles and Famous Books
- Art & Art History Department Faculty Image Collection
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The CODA Fellows program, established in 2005 with generous grant from the Robert and Ruby Priddy Charitable Trust of Wichita Falls, Texas, is for liberal arts majors with a passion for the fine arts. The program fosters leadership, vision, communication skills and innovative thinking for future leaders in the arts.
Experiential Learning programs include: CODA, Crossroads to Freedom, Hollywood-Springdale Partnership, InMotion Musculoskeletal Research Fellowship, Language & Learning Technologies Lab, Rhodes CARES, Rhodes Institute for Regional Studies, Rhodes Learning Corridor, Rhodes/UT Neuroscience Research Fellowship, Rhodes/UT Neurosurgery Fellowship, St. Jude Summer Plus Program and URCAS.
Begun in 1944 as the Memphis Adult Education Center, the Meeman Center for Lifelong Learning serves educational needs of Memphis and the Mid-South Community.
Public collection of historical records of Rhodes College, including founding documents, charters, catalogues, commencement and baccalaureate documents.
Records from the various administrative offices of Rhodes College. Academic Departments are listed under Academic Affairs.
A collection of non-current records of the College that are preserved because of their enduring or legal value.
Contains various rare and unique materials from the College Archives and Special Collections covering a broad range of topics, formats, and periods that have been digitized and made publicly accessible.
Contains images and documents describing life on campus from the 1920s until today, including fraternity and sorority life, honor societies, student government and organizations, and athletics.