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  • British Literature after 1880
  • Humanities

Bill Harrison


Welles 232B
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Bill Harrison has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1997.

Faculty Information


  • B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Delaware
My Classes

ENGL 324:
The British Novel:

    ENGL 213:
    British Literature II

      A study of selected works in British literature from 1700 to the present, with analyses of their artistic significance and descriptions of their place in the intellectual contexts of their ages.

    ENGL 170:
    The Practice of Criticism

      Introduction to the interpretation and analysis of literature, as well as to the abstract principles and assumptions that underlie all efforts to represent the meaning, structure, and value of texts. In classroom discussions and short essay assignments, students undertake critical readings of texts from a variety of genres (poetry, novel, drama, etc.), while examining how critical controversy emerges from the different theoretical commitments and preconceptions of readers. This course is a prerequisite for any 300-level English literature course taken for the English major or concentration.

    ENGL 142:
    Literary Forms:

      An examination of the tradition and development of the literary form identified in the subtitle (e.g., epic, novel, romance, tragedy). (May be taken for credit twice under different subtitles.)

    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 well as conceptual, including a narrative history of the period covered.