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Mrinalini Chakravorty

Associate Professor
Director
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of English
Office location and address
416 Bryan Hall
201 Cabell Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
Ph.D. University of California, Irvine, 2005
M.A. University of California, Irvine, 1998
B.A. (summa cum laude) University of Colorado, Boulder, 1995
ENGL 2506: Studies in Poetry
Credits: 3
Examines the poetic techniques and conventions of imagery and verse that poets have used across the centuries. Exercises in scansion, close reading, and framing arguments about poetry. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENGL 2507: Studies in Drama
Credits: 3
Introduces the techniques of the dramatic art, with close analysis of selected plays. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENGL 2560: Contemporary Literature
Credits: 3
Introduces trends in contemporary English, American, and Continental literature, especially in fiction, but with some consideration of poetry and drama. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENGL 2572: Black Writers in America
Credits: 3
Topics in African-American writing in the US from its beginning in vernacular culture to the present day; topics vary from year to year. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENGL 2592: Women in Literature
Credits: 3
Analyzes the representations of women in literature as well as literary texts by women writers. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENGL 2599: Special Topics
Credits: 3
Usually an introduction to non-traditional or specialized topics in literary studies, (e.g., native American literature, gay and lesbian studies, techno-literacy, Arthurian romance, Grub Street in eighteenth-century England, and American exceptionalism). For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENMC 3500: Studies in Modern and Contemporary Literature
Credits: 3
This course takes up topics in the study of literature in English in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
PAVS 4500: Pavilion Seminar
Credits: 3
The Pavilion Seminars are open, by instructor permission, to 3rd and 4th year students. They are 3-credit, multidisciplinary seminars, focused on big topics and limited to max. 15 students each. For detailed descriptions of current offerings, see http://college.artsandsciences.virginia.edu/PAVS.
ENMC 4530: Seminar in Modern Literature and Culture
Credits: 3
Limited enrollment. An interdisciplinary seminar focusing on the interrelationships between literature and history, the social sciences, philosophy, religion, and the fine arts in the Modern period. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ENGL 4561: Seminar in Modern Literature and Culture
Credits: 3
Limited enrollment. An interdisciplinary seminar focusing on the interrelationships between literature and history, the social sciences, philosophy, religion, and the fine arts in the Modern period. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ENMC 4993: Modern Literature and Culture Independent Study
Credits: 3
ENMC 4993 will give students in the Modern Literature and Culture program the chance to pursue a 25-page independent study to consolidate their academic interests. Working one-on-one with an English faculty member, students must develop a compelling proposal and reading list and produce a rigorous scholarly exploration of their topic. Prerequisite: Approval by the director of the Modern Studies Program & by an English department faculty member who agrees to direct the project.
ENGL 4993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–3
For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses. Prerequisite: third year, fourth year, English major or minor, AAS major or minor.
ENGL 5559: New Course in English Literature
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject of English Literature. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENMC 8500: Topics in Modern and Contemporary Literature
Credits: 3
Topics vary from year to year. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENGL 8559: New Course in English Literature
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject of English Literature. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.