ARCHIVED 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jan 19, 2021  
ARCHIVED 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

English

  
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    ENGL 367 - Appalachian Literature


    A survey of the poetry, fiction, and nonfiction works from the Southern Appalachian region with particular emphasis on cultural and historical themes of the region. (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours). (P4)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 101 and 102.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 368 - Film Genres


    An introduction to several film genres or an intensive exploration of one film genre—such as comedy, horror, science fiction, documentary, or musical. (P4)

    Credits: (3, R6)
  
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    ENGL 370 - The Short Story


    History and development of the short story in Western literature.  (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours).

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 378 - Motion Picture Histories


    An examination of key periods in the history of film and television which are important to their development as artistic and cultural phenomena in the twentieth century.  Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours. 

     

     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 278.

    Credits: (3)

  
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    ENGL 389 - Cooperative Education: Professional Writing


    See Cooperative Education Program.  Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours. 

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 303.

    Credits: (1 or 3, R15)
  
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    ENGL 390 - The Bible as Literature


    The Bible as literature examines key portions of the Bible, exploring its array of subjects and themes, and of literary styles and genre. Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours.  (P4)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 101 and 102.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 394 - Film Adaptation


    Focus on a narrower area of film study, such as a specific direction, period of film history, or nationality of filmmakers. Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours. 

    Credits: (3, R6)
  
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    ENGL 401 - Writing for Careers


    Theory and application of rhetoric in professional communication; emphasis on triad of author, subject, and audience. Practical assignments: memos, letters, resumes, reports, and persuasive messages. Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours. 

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 405 - Advanced Creative Writing


    Intensive study and practice of creative writing; emphasis on required individual projects. Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours. 

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: Satisfactory writing sample and permission of instructor.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 411 - History of the English Language


    Origins and development of the English language from the beginnings to the present.  Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours. 

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 412 - Grammar for Writers


    The grammar and editorial practices of standard American English. For students who wish to explore careers in writing. (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours).

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 414 - Fundamentals of Teaching Composition


    Theoretical and practical basis for designing and teaching composition course; analysis of rhetorical, cognitive, and linguistic approaches. Practical, research-based techniques and issues. Offered every spring semester. (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours).

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 415 - Linguistics


    Introduction to sound systems, word systems, sentence patterns; social/regional dialects; psycholinguistics; child/adult language acquisition; historical linguistics; linguistic reconstruction; neurolinguistics; pragmatics, language typology.  (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours).

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 416 - Teaching English as a Second Language


    Current trends/strategies in teaching English to nonnative speakers. Aspects of American culture that affect language learning. (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours).

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 417 - Methods for Teaching English


    Methods, materials, curriculum, and trends in teaching in the secondary schools. (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours).

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: EDSE 322; admission to the teacher education program.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 418 - Fundamentals of Teaching Literature


    Methods, materials, curriculum, trends, and assessment in teaching literature in secondary schools. (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours.)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: ENGL 417; admission to the teacher education program.

    Credits: (3).
  
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    ENGL 420 - Chaucer and His Age


    Chaucer’s major poetry; emphasis on Troilus and Criseyde and The Canterbury Tales; selected readings from the works of contemporaries. (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours).

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 421 - Fairy Tale Literature


    The genre of the fairy tale: its structure and theme; its influence on children’s literature as well as mainstream literature. (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours).

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 430 - English Literature of the Renaissance


    Representative Tudor and Jacobean prose and nondramatic poetry. (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours).

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 431 - Shakespeare and His Age


    (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours).

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 440 - Milton and His Age


    Milton’s major poems; selections from his prose; readings from works of contemporaries. (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours).

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 441 - The Age of Pope, Swift, and Johnson


    Selections from the works of Pope, Swift, Johnson, and their contemporaries. (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours).

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 450 - Major American and British Writers


    Selected works of one or more important authors from a single historic period. (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours).

    Credits: (3, R9)
  
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    ENGL 451 - Nineteenth-Century British Writers


    The poetry and fiction of the major Romantic and Victorian authors, including Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Shelley, Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, and Dickens. (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours).

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 455 - The English Novel


    Selected eighteenth- and nineteenth-century novels of such writers as Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Smollet, Austen, Scott, Dickens, Thackeray, and Hardy. (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours).

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 463 - American Literature Since 1945


    Post-World War II American literature and its influences from other nationalities, especially those of Latin America and Canada. (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours).

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 464 - Native American Literature


    Ancient oral tradition and contemporary works. Perceptions of culture, environment, and time observed in “old ways” stories; how influences emerge in “new way” poetry and fiction. (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours).

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 469 - Directors/Screenwriters/Stars


    Focus on specific director, screenwriter, or celebrity important to the development of film and television as artistic and cultural phenomena in the twentieth century.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 278.

    Credits: 3, R6
  
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    ENGL 470 - Twentieth-Century and Contemporary Postcolonial Literature


    Literature and film by authors from formerly colonized areas such as Africa, India, Australia, New Zealand, and the Caribbean that share English as literary language. (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours).

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 471 - Modern Poetry


    Developments in poetry, forms, and readership. Frost, Yeats, Hardy, Pound, Eliot, Moore, Neruda, Sexton, Plath, Rich, Lowell, Brooks, etc. examined in context of current criticism. (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours).

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 472 - Modern Fiction


    How modern texts move away from traditionally “representational” ways of developing plot, character, setting, and point of view. Works examined in context of current criticism/theory. (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours).

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 473 - Modern Drama


    Introduction to major figures of theatrical production from 1875 to contemporary; from realistic social dramas to surrealistic dream plays. Includes “acting out” and field trips. (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours).

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 475 - The American Novel


    Selected novels of major American writers. (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours).

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 477 - Literature and Gender


    Study of literature by or about women; the relationship of men and women in literature; feminist issues from a literary perspective. (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours).

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 478 - Film Theory


    A focused study of classical and contemporary film theory and debates, such as montage, apparatus theory, historiography, realism, and the gaze. (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours).

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 479 - Studies in Literature


    Topics vary.  (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours).

    Credits: (3, R6)
  
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    ENGL 480 - Studies in English


    Independent study/directed research in English. (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours).

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: Permission of instructor and department head.

    Credits: (1-3, R6)
  
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    ENGL 483 - Writing Internship


    Practical experience in a writing-related setting. S/U grading. 9 hours per week per course. (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours).

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 303.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 484 - Writing Internship


    Practical experience in a writing-related setting. S/U grading. 9 hours per week per course. (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours).

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 303.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 485 - Writing Internship


    Practical experience in a writing-related setting. S/U grading. 9 hours per week per course. (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours).

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 303.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 491 - Supervised Student Teaching in English, 9-12


    A full-time supervised teaching experience in English. (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours).

    Prerequisites & Notes
    COREQ: EDSE 490, 495.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 493 - Topics in Creative Writing


    Study and practice of writing in a special area, e.g., the novel, drama, science fiction, juvenile literature. (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours).

    Credits: (1-3, R6)
  
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    ENGL 494 - Special Topics in Advanced American English for Non-Native Speakers


    An advanced academic writing skills class for upper level undergraduates whose native language is not English. Focus will be both on rhetorical style and on mechanics (grammar and punctuation). (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours).

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Credit not applicable toward hours for graduation.

    Credits: (1, R6)
  
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    ENGL 496 - Seminar in Comparative Literature


    World literature in translation. (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours).

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 497 - Senior Seminar in Writing


    Capstone course for journalism concentration. Majors in Professional Writing and Minors in creative writing, journalism, and professional writing may be admitted with instructor’s permission. (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours).

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: Senior standing.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 498 - Senior Seminar in English


    This course will provide a capstone experience for the English major, evenly divided between career preparation and an intensive study of a chosen topic. (Closed to freshmen, sophomores, and juniors 0-72 hours).

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: Senior standing.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 501 - Writing for Careers


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 514 - Fundamentals of Teaching Composition


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 515 - Linguistics


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 516 - Teaching English as a Second Language


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 517 - Methods of Teaching Literature


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 550 - Major British Writers


    Credits: (3, R9)
  
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    ENGL 564 - Native American Literature


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 571 - Modern Poetry


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 572 - Modern Fiction


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 573 - Modern Drama


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 580 - Studies in English


    Credits: (3, R6)
  
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    ENGL 589 - Co-op: Writing and Editing


    Credits: (3, R6)
  
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    ENGL 600 - Selected Ethnic Literature


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 601 - Gender Studies


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 602 - African-American Literature


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 603 - Writing for the Marketplace


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 604 - Writing for Electronic Environments


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 605 - Technical Writing for Business and Industry


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 606 - Nonfiction Writing


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 607 - Breaking into Publishing


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 608 - Fiction Writing


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 609 - Poetry Writing


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 610 - History of Rhetoric


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 611 - Mountain Area Writing Project


    Credits: (6)
  
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    ENGL 612 - The Mountain Area Writing Project (Level 2)


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 613 - Stylistics


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 614 - Contemporary Rhetoric


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 615 - Linguistic Perspectives


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 616 - Foundations of ESL and Language Learning


      

    Credits: 3
  
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    ENGL 617 - Historical Linguistics


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 618 - Methods of Literary Research and Bibliography


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 619 - English Grammars


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 620 - Chaucer


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 621 - Medieval Language and Literature


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 622 - Anglo-Saxon Language and Literature


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 625 - Applied Phonetics and Pronunciation Teaching


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 626 - ESL Methodology: Listening and Speaking


      

    Credits: 3
  
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    ENGL 627 - ESL Methodology: Reading and Writing


      

    Credits: 3
  
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    ENGL 628 - ESL Curriculum and Administration


      

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 630 - The Bible as Literature


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 631 - Shakespeare


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 632 - Renaissance Literature


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 635 - Teaching Grammar, Reading and Writing to ESL Students


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 641 - Milton


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 642 - Seventeenth-Century Poetry and Prose


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 643 - Literature of the Enlightenment


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 645 - Second Language Acquisition and TESOL Methodology


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 651 - Romantic Literature


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 652 - Victorian Literature


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 653 - Nineteenth-Century British Fiction


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 655 - Professional Development of the ESL Teacher


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 660 - Early American Literature through Romanticism


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 661 - American Realism through Modernism


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 662 - American Post-Modern Literature


    Credits: (3)
 

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