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Herbert Tucker

Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of English
Office location and address
415 Bryan Hall
201 Cabell Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
Ph.D. Yale, 1977
B.A. Amherst, 1971
COLA 1500: College Advising Seminars
Credits: 1
COLA courses are 1-credit seminars capped at 18 first-year students, all of whom are assigned to the instructor as advisees. They are topically focused on an area identified by the faculty member; they also include a significant advising component centered on undergraduate issues (e.g., choosing a major, study abroad opportunities, undergraduate research, etc.). For detailed descriptions see http://college.as.virginia.edu/COLA
EGMT 1510: Engaging Aesthetics
Credits: 2
In this class students will learn to identify, describe, and analyze aesthetic phenomena, understand the social role and ongoing evolution of human creative expression, and develop their own approach to creative expression.
ENLT 2100: Introduction to Literary Studies
Credits: 3
Introduces students to some fundamental skills in critical thinking and critical writing about literary texts. Readings include various examples of poetry, fiction, and drama. The course is organized along interactive and participatory lines. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENGL 2500: Introduction to Literary Studies
Credits: 3
Introduces students to some fundamental skills in critical thinking and critical writing about literary texts. Readings include various examples of poetry, fiction, and drama. The course is organized along interactive and participatory lines. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENNC 3110: English Poetry and Prose of the Nineteenth Century I
Credits: 3
Surveys the poetry and non-fictional prose of the Romantic period, including major Romantic poets and essayists. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENNC 3210: Major British Authors of the Nineteenth Century
Credits: 3
Analyzes the principal works of three or more Romantic authors. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENNC 3240: Victorian Poetry
Credits: 3
A study of British poetry in the period 1832-1901.
ENNC 8500: Topics in Nineteenth-Century Literature
Credits: 3
Topic varies from year to year. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENGL 8540: Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature
Credits: 3
Studies vary from year to year. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENGL 8993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–3
A single semester of independent study under faculty supervision for MA or PhD students in English doing intensive research on a subject not covered in the usual courses. Requires approval by a faculty member who has agreed to supervise a guided course of reading and substantial written exercise, a detailed outline of the research project, and authorization by the Director of Graduate Studies in English. Only one may be offered for Ph.D credit. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
  • International Senior Research Fellow (Durham University), 2017
  • Distinguished Visiting Fellow (Queen Mary University of London), 2017
  • American Academy of Arts & Sciences,   2011-
  • Fulbright Scholar, 2011-2012
  • Fellow, Teaching and Technology Initiative (Virginia), 2008-2009
  • Margaret Bundy Scott Visiting Professor (Williams College), 2006
  • Donald J. Gray Prize (North American Victorian Studies Association), 2004
  • National Humanities Center Fellow, 2000-2001
  • Shannon Center for Advanced Studies (University of Virginia) 1986-1988, 1997
  • MLA-ACLS Fellow, 1982-1983
  • Whiting Fellow, 1976-1977
  • Danforth Fellow, 1973-1977