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Walter P. Jost

Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of English
Office location and address
104 Bryan Hall
201 Cabell Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
Ph.D. University of Chicago, 1985
M.A. University of Chicago, 1979
M.A. University of Chicago, 1974
B.A. St. Louis University (cum laude), 1973
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 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.
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.
ENMC 4500: Advanced Studies in Modern and Contemporary Literature
Credits: 3
Limited enrollment. Topics vary from year to year. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENCR 4500: Seminar in Literary Criticism
Credits: 3
Limited enrollment. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENMC 8500: Studies in Modern and Contemporary 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 8560: Studies in Modern and Contemporary 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 Society for the History of Rhetoric Travel Grant, Summer, 2001
  • Teaching Initiative Grant, 1999
  • Sesquicentennial Research Awards, UVa, 1998, 1993, 2004
  • Senior Fellow, Commonwealth Center for Literary and Cultural Change, UVa, 1994
  • Candidate for Danforth Fellowship, University of Chicago, 1979