Michael Hall

Lambuth Clarke Professor of English

Areas of interest include Medieval literature and culture, Early Modern British literature and culture, Shakespeare, ancient literature and culture, critical theory, and gender and sexuality studies.

Spring 2002 courses:

ENG 250: Topics in Literature: Masculinity and Femininity in Literature

o        syllabus: day, asp

o        advertisements

beer, wine, and liquor

cigarettes and other tobacco


cosmetics, hair care, body care, feminine hygiene




shoes and clothing accessories



o        sample advertisement essays: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

o        coursepack

1. Mesopotamian laws

2. Sumerian sacred marriage hymns

3. Sumerian proverbs

4. from the Bible

5. Greek poetry: Homer

6. Greek poetry: Sappho

7. Greek poetry and prose

8. Plato

9. Plutarch

10. Ovid

11. Roman poetry and prose

12. Christian clerics on women and sexuality

13. Courtly Love poetry

14. Andreas Capellanus, The Art of Courtly Love

15. Renaissance Love Poetry

ENG 347 Shakespeare II

o        syllabus

ENG 440: Topics in Earlier British Literature: Renaissance Drama Exclusive of Shakespeare

o        syllabus

My office is 206 Clarke Academic Center
Office hours: MWF 9:30-10-30 and by appt.

Phone: 757-455-3314

E-mail me at mhall@vwc.edu

Page last updated on January 20, 2002