Nikhil Gupta

Assistant Professor of English

Nikhil Gupta received his Ph.D. from Boston College and his M.A. and B.A. from the University of Notre Dame. His fields of interest include nationalism and empire in modern literature, narrative representations of geography and landscape, intertextuality, and the gothic. He has taught English courses on modern Irish writers, the modern British novel, transatlantic modernism, professionals in modern literature, the concealing and withholding of secrets through narrative, and representations of youth in literature. His current book project, “Rough Crossings: Transatlantic Revisions to Imperial Narratives,” looks at Irish and American authors who rewrite scenes of imperial domination from the other side of the Atlantic. He has contributed articles and reviews to Éire-IrelandWomen’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, New Hibernia Review, and Religion and the Arts

ENG 108 Academic Writing

Concentration on developing students' abilities to produce analytical academic writing. Special attention to developing research skills and strategies. Students will be engaged in reading and discussing texts and writing within complex rhetorical situations. Students will work on a variety of types of written assignments ranging from short writing activities to fully-developed essays. Individual tutorial sessions will supplement class work. Students will learn to use technology as an aid to writing. Students must receive a final grade of at least C or retake the course. Credits from this course are not counted toward the English major.

  • Hours: 4
  • Fee: Yes
  • Offered: Fall 13, Winter 14, Summer 14, Fall 14, Winter 15, Summer 15
  • Prerequisite: Placement recommendation

ENG 160 Introduction to Literature

Study and discussion of a variety of literary forms, including poetry, fiction, and drama, with emphasis on critical analysis.

  • Hours: 3
  • Fee: Yes
  • Offered: Fall 13; Winter 14, Summer 14, Fall 14, Winter 15, Summer 15
  • Prerequisite: General Education requirement

ENG 301 British Writers I

Survey of British writers from medieval times to the Romantic period, including Chaucer, Donne, Milton, Shakespeare, Pope, Bronte, Austen, and the Romantic poets.

  • Hours: 3
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisite: One literature course and ENG 108

ENG 352 The Novel

Study of the development of and major themes in the genre of the novel, including such novels as Madame Bovary, David Copperfield, Crime and Punishment, and Portrait of a Lady.

  • Hours: 3
  • Prerequisite: One literature course and ENG 108

English Overview

English Overview

Marygrove's English program is designed to help students better examine and engage with the world through the development of high-level writing, reading, and critical thinking skills.

Contemporary American Author Lecture Series (CAALS)

Contemporary American Author Lecture Series (CAALS)

The CAALS brings a nationally-known author to Marygrove College each year for a public lecture and a seminar with students.

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