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  • British Romanticism
  • Comparative Romanticism
  • Autobiography
  • Shakespeare

Gene Stelzig

Distinguished Teaching Professor

of English

Welles 222B
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Gene Stelzig

Gene Stelzig has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1972.

Faculty Information


  • M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University
  • B.A., M.A., Cambridge University
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania
My Classes

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.)

Engl 314:
Nineteenth Century Lit:

    A study of literature of the 1800s with subtitles designating relevant subjects, including U.S., British, and international literature of the time. These courses emphasize texts in relation to history, including the social and cultural dimensions of the nineteenth century. Prerequisites: ENGL 203. Offered fall, even years

Engl 394:
Senior Seminar:

    Selected intensive studies of a focused topic in literature with a significant component of guided research. Sample topics include: Dante, the Bloomsbury Group, Metaphysical Poetry, the Epic Novel, the Confessional Hero, Ben Jonson and Classical Tradition, Literature and the Irrational, and Contemporary American Novelists. Prerequisites: ENGL 170 and three 300 level courses or permission of instructor. Offered when demand is sufficient