English Department Courses by Level

 bold = new course

Fall 2018 Courses

100-Level:  Close Reading and Frequent Writing in Small Sections

106.        Engaging Literature: Craft, Conversation, Community  (Christoff)

111-01.  Having Arguments  (Barale)  [also SWAG 111-01]  [Writing Intensive]

111-02.  Having Arguments  (Lieber)  [also SWAG 111-02]  [Writing Intensive]

112.        Realism  (Lieber)  [also SWAG 106]  [Writing Intensive]

150.        Amherst Poets  (Worsley)

180.        Film and Writing  (Hastie)  [also FAMS 110]

200-Level:  Foundation Courses in Literary, Film, and Cultural Studies, and in Creative Writing

217.        Making Literary Histories I  (Nelson)  [before 1800]

221.        Writing Poetry I  (Lawson)

222.        Playwriting I  (Keithley Syers)  [listed as THDA 270, also ENGL 222]

226.        Fiction Writing I  (Frank)

240.        Reading Poetry  (Sofield)

258.        Black Speculative Fictions  (Parham)  [also BLST 213]

274.        Native American Literature:  Decolonizing Intellectual Traditions  (Brooks)
                 [also AMST 274]

280.        Coming to Terms:  Cinema  (Guilford)  [also FAMS 210]

295.        Literature and Psychoanalysis  (Christoff)

300-Level:  Topics in Film and Cultural Studies, Individual Authors, Literary History, Criticism, Theory, and Advanced Creative Writing. 300-level courses have no prerequisites, and welcome both majors and non-majors from across the college.

300.        Polemical Women of the Seventeenth Century  (Henrichs)  [also SWAG 302]  [before 1800]

306.        Modern British and American Poetry, 1900-1950  (Pritchard)

315.        Nabokov’s Art and Terrors  (Kunichika)  [listed as RUSS 225, also ENGL 315]

317.        Caribbean Poetry: The Anglophone Tradition  (Cobham-Sander)  [also BLST 317]

319.        The Postcolonial Novel: Gender, Race and Empire  (Shandilya)
                 [listed as SWAG 331, also ENGL 319]

326.        Fiction Writing II  (Gaige)

344.        Frankenstein:  The Making of a Monster   
                 (Worsley and Smith College Professor Gurton-Wachter)

362.        Wright-Ellison-Baldwin  (Drabinski)  [listed as BLST 346, also ENGL 362]

370.        Witch Hunt!  Magic and Belief in Renaissance Literature  (Bosman)  
              
  [before 1800]

377.        The Documentary Impulse  (Rangan)  [also FAMS 383]

386.        Andy Warhol, Filmmaker  (Guilford)  [also FAMS 359]

400-Level:  Seminars for Junior and Senior Majors.  Independent Inquiry, Critical and Theoretical Issues, and Extensive Writing. These courses teach students the vital intellectual skills of how to frame a research question and conduct independent research. Majors might want to consider taking more than one of these challenging courses.

431.        Transnational Shakespeares  (Bosman)  [before 1800]

444.        Emily Dickinson  (K. Sánchez-Eppler)

449.        Avant-Garde Poetry  (Nelson)

472.        African Literature and Social Media  (Cobham-Sander)
                 [listed as BLST 412, also ENGL 472]

480.        The Film Essay  (Hastie)  [also FAMS 423]

 

RELATED COURSES   Fall 2018:

FYSE 105.       The Queerness of Children  (Rangan)

FYSE 106.       Language Crossing and Living in Translation  (B. Sánchez-Eppler)

FYSE 123.       Reading, Writing, and Teaching  (Frank)

 

Spring 2019 Courses

100-Level:  Close Reading and Frequent Writing in Small Sections

105.        Engaging Literature:  Close Reading  (Sanborn)

111.        Having Arguments  (Lieber)  [also SWAG 111]  [Writing Intensive]

112-01.  Realism  (Barale)  [also SWAG 106]  [Writing Intensive]

112-02.  Realism  (Lieber)  [also SWAG 106]  [Writing Intensive]

120.        Reading, Writing, and Teaching  (Cobham-Sander)

200-Level:  Foundation Courses in Literary, Film, and Cultural Studies, and in Creative Writing

223.        Sound, Movement, and Text:  Interactions and Collaborations
                 (Woodson and Meginsky)  [listed as THDA 255, also MUSI 255 and ENGL 223]

226.        Fiction Writing I  (Gaige)

238.        Shakespeare  (Bosman)  [before 1800]

240.        Reading Poetry  (Nelson)

250.        Reading the Novel  (Sanborn)

255.        Unreliabilities  (Gaige)

270.        Letter Writing and Epistolarity  (B. Sánchez-Eppler)

271.        Politics and Performance:  From Demagogues to Russian Trolls  (Sidorkina)
                 [listed as ANTH 271, also ENGL 271]

273.        When Corn Mother Meets King Corn:  Cultural Studies of the Americas
                 (Brooks and Vigil)  [listed as AMST 280, also ENGL 273]  [before 1800]

276.        Black Feminist Literary Traditions  (Henderson)
                 [listed as SWAG 208, also BLST 345, ENGL 276, and FAMS 379]

279.        Global Women’s Literature  (Shandilya)
                 [listed as SWAG 279, also ENGL 279 and BLST 202]

281.        Foundations and Integrations:  Film and Media Studies  (Levine and Rangan)
                 [also FAMS 220 and ARHA 272]

288.        Introduction to Film Theory  (Hastie)  [also FAMS 218]

300-Level:  Topics in Film and Cultural Studies, Individual Authors, Literary History, Criticism, Theory, and Advanced Creative Writing. 300-level courses have no prerequisites, and welcome both majors and non-majors from across the college.

301.        The Qur'ān and Its Controversies  (Jaffer) 
                 [listed as RELI 385, also ASLC 285 and ENGL 301] [before 1800]

303.        Books and Their Afterlives:  Writing and/as Technology  (Henrichs)

311.        Lives on the Page  (Christoff and Frank)

322.        Playwriting Studio  (TBA)  [listed as THDA 370, also ENGL 322]

330.        Race and Otherness in the Middle Ages  (Nelson)  [also EUST 330]  [before 1800]

337.        Thinking Law with Shakespeare  (Sitze)
                 [listed as LJST 317, also ENGL 337] [before 1800]

350.        American Origins  (Brooks)  [also AMST 350]  [before 1800]

358.        Readings in English and American Fiction, 1950-2010  (Pritchard)

368.        Bad Black Women  (Henderson) 
                 [listed as SWAG 329, also BLST 377 and ENGL 368]

373.        A Decade Under the Influence:  U.S. Film of the 1970s  (Hastie)  [also FAMS 353]

400-Level:  Seminars for Junior and Senior Majors.  Independent Inquiry, Critical and Theoretical Issues, and Extensive Writing. These courses teach students the vital intellectual skills of how to frame a research question and conduct independent research. Majors might want to consider taking more than one of these challenging courses.

426.        Writing the Novella  (Frank)

476.        Foucault and Media  (Rangan)  [also FAMS 424]

496.        Literary and Critical Theory  (Bosman)