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  • Modern British Literature
  • Criticism
  • Comparative Literature
  • Humanities

Ken Asher

Professor of


Welles 221
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Ken Asher has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1986.

Faculty Information


  • Ph.D. Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley
  • M.A. Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley
  • B.A. Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley
Fall 2014 Classes

ENGL 367:

    A study of selected Anglophone literary texts written between 1660 and 1900 focusing on the dynamic relationship between individual works and the broader culture from which they emerge. The course emp
    hasizes historical, political and social events through which this literature was produced; the development of genres and poetics over time; and important changes in language. Representative offerings include: Poetry of the Augustan Age; Victorian Comedy; Literature of 19th Century Social Reform; Napoleon in British Literature; Antebellum Literature; Silver Fork Fiction; Virtual Thoreau; Transatlantic Romantic Prose. (May be taken for credit twice under different subtitles.) Prerequisite: ENGL 203 or permission of instructor. Offered at least once a year.
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HUMN 220:
H/Western Humanities I

    A search for moral, social, and political alternatives and meaning embodied in the institutions, culture, and literature of Western Civilization from the beginnings to 1600. The course is factual as w
    ell as conceptual, including a narrative history of the period covered.
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