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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 2015 Classes

ENGL 203:
Rdr&Text:Intro to the Major

    An introduction to the discipline of English through the study of particular topics, issues, genres, or authors. Subtitles of ?Reader and Text? help students develop a working vocabulary for analyzing
    texts and relating texts to contexts; understand the theoretical questions that inform all critical conversations about textual meaning and value; and participate competently, as writers, in the ongoing conversation about texts and theory that constitutes English as a field of study.
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ENGL 419:
Literary Theory

    A study of major trends in literary theory in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Prerequisites: ENGL 203 or permission of instructor.

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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