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Stephen D. Arata

Professor
Department Chair
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of English
Office location and address
202C Bryan Hall
201 Cabell Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
Ph.D. Chicago 1990
M.A. William & Mary 1984
B.A. William & Mary 1980
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.
ENGL 3480: The English Novel II
Credits: 3
Reading of novels by Austen, Dickens, Thackeray, the Bront√ęs, Gaskell, Meredith, Eliot, and Hardy. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ZFOR 3503: International Study
Placeholder course for students studying abroad
ENGL 3560: 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.
ENMC 3610: Modern and Contemporary Fiction
Credits: 3
Introduces British, American, and Continental masterpieces, emphasizing new ideas and the new forms of fiction in the twentieth century. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENGL 3990: London, The Theatrical City
Credits: 3
This course explores the theatrical culture of London. Students will attend plays in a variety of genres and will discuss and write about both the history of London theater and the contemporary theatrical scene.
ENNC 9500: Advanced Studies Nineteenth-Century
Credits: 3
Topics have included Victorian discursive prose and intensive study of Shelley and Tennyson. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENGN 9500: Seminar in Literary Genres I, II
Credits: 3
Topics range from comedy as an art form to a study of various approaches to the novel. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.