English Department Courses by Level


Fall 2022 Courses

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

105. Engaging Literature: Close Reading (Sanborn)

108. True Crime: Unlearning Media (Rangan) (also FAMS 108)

115. Writing (About) the News  (Reardon)  [Writing Intensive]

125. Representing Illness  (Sweeney)

162. Black (on) Earth  (Cobham-Sander)

163. Black Genius: African American Artistic Masterpieces (Roberts)

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

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

221. Writing Poetry I  (TBD)

225. Non-Fiction I or Personal Story (Lee)

226-01. Fiction Writing I  (Lee)

226-02. Fiction Writing I  (Myint)

229. The Fictions of Race (Yang)

256. Pan-African Imaginations: Literature, Politics, and Identity (Thiam)

260. Listening to Podcasts (Grobe)  [also FAMS 334]

261. Introduction to Modernism  (L. Sanders)

283. Television Narratives: (Hastie) [also FAMS 234]

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.

308. Contemporary Latinx Literature  (Mireles Christoff)

311. Lives on the Page (Mireles Christoff and Frank)

316. Immersive Accompaniment: Reading the Bildungsroman  (B. Sánchez-Eppler) 
        [also SWAG 316]

332. Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales  (Nelson)  (before 1800)

360. James Baldwin (Roberts)

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

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.

420. BIPOC Shakespeares: Centering Black, Indigenous, and Latinx “Takeovers” (Bosman) (before 1800)

426. Writing the Novella (Frank)

445. British Romantic Poetry: Nature and Imagination  (Worsley)

453. The Value of Literature (Sanborn)

462. Curating Film and Video (Guilford) [also FAMS 410]

477. The Confession: Theory and Practice (Rangan) [also FAMS 455]

489. Melodrama and Film Noir (L. Sanders) [also FAMS 470]

492. Creative Thesis Workshop  (Myint)

Related Courses in Fall 2022:

FYSE.        EcoMedia (Guilford)

FYSE.        Reading, Writing, and Teaching  (K. Sánchez-Eppler)

FYSE.        Amherst Poets  (Worsley)

FYSE.        How to do Nothing (Nelson)

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


Spring 2023 Courses

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

109. Theater at the End of the World  (Grobe)

114. Narratives of Migration and Transformation  (Kapur)

120. Reading, Writing, and Teaching  (Reardon) 

121. Writing the College Experience  (Reardon)  [Writing Intensive]  [also EDST 121]

122. Poems, Songs, and Stories (Sanborn) 

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

195: Black Existentialism (Thiam) [also BLST 195]

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

220. Decolonizing the Narrative: Playwriting for a New American Theatre  (Choudhury) [Listed as THDA 273]

221. Writing Poetry I (Olander)

222. Playwriting I (Carneiro) [Listed as THDA 270]

224. Creative Nonfiction (Section 1: Sweeney/ Section 2: Yang)

226. Fiction Writing I  (Sweeney)

231. Three, Two, One: Reading Small Drama  (Grobe)

234. Asian American Drama (Choudhury) [Listed as THDA 276]

240. Reading Poetry  (Worsley)

241. Music and Poetry of the African Diaspora (Bailey) [Listed as BLST 215]

250. Reading the Novel (Sanborn)

251. Representing Reality  (Rangan) [also FAMS 251]

252. Foundations of African American Literature (Roberts)

254. African Literature as Philosophy (Thiam) [also BLST 254A]

276. Remixing and Remaking: Adaptation in Contemporary Black Literature (Henderson)
         [Listed as AMST 361, also  BLST 361]

279. Global Women's Literature ( Shandilya) [Listed as SWAG 279, also BLST 302]

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

297. The Qur'ān as Literature (Jaffer) [Listed as RELI 280]

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.

312. Caribbean Literature in the Age of Globalization (Bailey) [listed as BLST 330]

320. Literature as Translation (Bosman and Ciepela) [listed as EUST 303, also ENGL 320 and RUSS 310]

324. Writing Poetry II–Poetry in Translation  (Kapur)

326. Fiction Writing II–Moving Beyond Plot  (Myint)

330. Race in the Middle Ages  (Nelson) [also EUST 330] [Sophomores will have priority] (before 1800)

366. Asian-American Writing Across/Between Genres (Myint)

368. Discipline and Defiance in Black Creative Expression (Henderson) [listed as AMST 368 also BLST 368]

369. Cinematic Worlds (Guilford) [also FAMS 369]

372. Reading the Romance (Shandilya) [listed as SWAG 365]

388. Screenwriting (E. Sanders)  [also FAMS 240]

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.

419. Discovering the Self in English Literature, 1650-1850 (Worsley) (before 1800)

422. Woolf and Her Circles: British Women Writers, 1918-1939 (L. Sanders) [also SWAG 422]

430. The Revolution Will Be Dramatized: Contemporary African American Drama (Roberts)

449. Avant-Garde Poetry (Nelson)

484. It was the 70s: US Film, History, and the Cultural Imagination (Hastie) [also FAMS 424]

488. Disability, Media, and the Art of Access (Rangan) [also FAMS 415]

496. Literary and Critical Theory  (Bosman)