Guide to Prelims

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Quick Guide to Preliminary Exams

 

Reading List Samples

Pre-1900 American Literature – Fulton (two 3 hr. exams)

Old English Lit – Marsh (90 min.)

Romantics – King (3 hrs.) _

Alternative Voices_ – Ford – (3 hrs.)

Feminist Theory – Ferretter (90 min.)

Malory – Hanks (3 hrs.)

Medieval – Johnston (90 min.)

Medieval Literature – Hanks (3 hrs.)

Medieval Literature – Hanks (90 min.)

Contemporary American Ferretter #2 (3 hrs.)

Contemporary American – Ferretter (3-hrs.)

Cormac McCarthy – Barcus (3 hrs.)

Modern American (90 min.)

Modern American – Ford (3 hrs.)

Modern British and Irish – Russell #2 (90 min.)

Modern British and Irish – Russell (3 hrs.)

Modern British and Irish – Russell (90 min.)

Religion – 20th Century Ethics – Martens (3 hrs.)

Religion – Sixteenth and Seventeenth Cen. – Whitford (3hrs.)

Religion and Lit – Donnelly (3hrs.)

Religion and Lit – Ferretter (3 hrs.)

Religion and Lit – Wood (3 hrs.)

Religion and Literature (focus on American Identity) – Wood (3 hrs.)

17th Century British – Ray (90 min.)

Early Modern – Hunt (90 min.)

Early Modern Women Writers – Hunt (3 hrs.)

Renaissance – Hunt (3 hrs.)

Renaissance Literature – Hunt (3 hrs.)

Shakespeare and Other Ren. Dramatists – Hunt (3 hrs.)

Sixteenth and Seventeenth Cen. – Donnelly (3hrs.)

Rhetoric and Composition – Exams by DePalma, Pittman, and Alexander

Nineteenth Century British (90 min.)

Victorian – Pond (90 min.)

Victorian Women Writers – Pond (90 min.)

Victorian Literature — Pond (90 min.)

Theological Aesthetics — Ferretter (3 hrs.)

Modern British Literature — Losey & Russell (3 hrs.)

Dissertation Authors — Gardner (90 min.)

 

Prospectus Samples

Courtney Bailey Parker – Prospectus

Jay Beavers – Prospectus

Rachel Roberts – Bibliography for Prospectus

Rachel Roberts – Prospectus

Sarah Rude – Prospectus