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Dr. Johanna Denzin

Johanna Denzin

Dr. Johanna Denzin received her B.A. in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Also from University of Illinois, she has two master degrees (in Comparative Literature and in Education) and two Ph.Ds: one in Comparative Literature with a special certificate in Medieval Studies; and one in Education where she studied the history of children's literature. She specializes in Old Norse-Icelandic literature, medieval romance, and the history of the book. She is currently researching medieval romances retold in chapbooks and the role of chapbooks in the history of children's literature. At Columbia College, she teaches a wide variety of classes from medieval to Victorian.

Selected publications: Romance and Love in Late Medieval and Early Modern Iceland: Essays in Honor of Marianne Kalinke. Kirsten Wolf and Johanna Denzin, eds. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2009.

Courses Dr. Denzin has taught at Columbia College

  • Introduction to Columbia College (INCC 111)
  • English Composition I (ENGL 111)
  • English Composition II (ENGL 112)
  • Introduction to Mythology and Folklore (ENGL 123)
  • British Literature Survey I (ENGL 231)
  • British Literature Survey II (ENGL 232)
  • World Literature Survey II (ENGL 264)
  • Descriptive Grammar of the English Language (ENGL 311)
  • The History of the English Language (ENGL 312)
  • The Hero in Mythology (ENGL 323)
  • English Major Opportunities (ENGL 324)
  • Readings in Fiction: The Icelandic Saga (ENGL 360)
  • Readings in Fiction: The Romantic Novel (ENGL 360)
  • Readings in Poetry: Arthurian Romance (ENGL 361)
  • Readings in Poetry: Germanic Mythology (ENGL 361)
  • Major Literary Periods: Victorian (ENGL 370)
  • Senior Seminar (ENGL 470)

Contact Dr. Johanna Denzin

Office Location: STC 206C
Phone Number: (573) 875-7471


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