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Neimann, Paul G

Teaching Assistant Professor


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courses taught

  • ENGL 1001 - Freshman Writing Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Provides training and practice in writing and critical thinking. Focuses on the writing process, the fundamentals of composition, and the structure of argument. Provides numerous and varied assignments with opportunity for revision.
  • ENGL 1210 - The Novel
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022
    The 'novel' means 'the new.' And the novel is a new literary genre in history, a fresh young upstart compared to poetry and drama. This course introduces students to the novel form: its definitions, evolutions, and possibilities. Novels may be drawn from a range of British, American, European, and global traditions to expose students to the endless potential of how novels imagine the world.
  • ENGL 1220 - From Gothic to Horror
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023 / Fall 2023
    Explores literature in the Gothic mode and aesthetic and critical theories related to modern "horror" genres or their precursors. Introduces literary-critical concepts (such as notions of abjection, repression and anxiety) that developed alongside this branch of literature. Students read canonical works in British and American traditions while reflecting on notions of popular or marginalized literature.
  • ENGL 1310 - The Modern Fairy Tale
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2023
    This course will introduce you to a great variety of fairy tales, folk tales, parables and legends written and composed in English, translated from other languages, and criticism around the form. By the end of the semester, you will have tools to understand these types of stories in terms of both reading and writing. We will discuss terminology, themes, tradition and innovation, as well as the ways that fairytales live in the world now.
  • ENGL 2112 - Introduction to Literary Theory
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2024
    Introduces students to a wide range of critical theories that English majors need to know. Covers major movements in modern literary/critical theory, from Matthew Arnold through new criticism to contemporary postmodern frameworks. Required for all English majors.
  • ENGL 3000 - Shakespeare for Nonmajors
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Introduction to Shakespeare. Introduces students to 6-10 of Shakespeare's major plays. Comedies, histories, and tragedies will be studied. Some non-dramatic poetry may be included. Viewing of Shakespeare in performance is often required.
  • ENGL 3116 - Topics in Advanced Theory
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2024
    Studies special topics in theory; specially designed for English majors. Topics vary each semester. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours different topics.
  • ENGL 3246 - Topics in Popular Culture
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021 / Spring 2023
    Studies special topics in popular culture; specially designed for English majors. Topics vary each semester. May be repeated for a total of 6 credit hours for different topics.