English Department Courses by Level

Fall 2019 Courses

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

New: 116. Literary Storms (Abramson)

120. Reading, Writing, and Teaching (Frank)

125. Representing Illness (Bosman)

New: 170. Making Arguments (Handley)

New: 172. Whodunit? Thinking with Detective Fiction (Henrichs)

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 (Kapur)

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

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

226-01. Fiction Writing I (Lee)

226-02. Fiction Writing I (Myint)

New: 227. Reading and Writing Electronic Literature (Frank and Parham)

238. Shakespeare (Pritchard)  [before 1800]

240. Reading Poetry (Sofield)

250. Reading the Novel (Mireles Christoff)

New: 253. Modernists: In Their Words and In Their Worlds (Abramson)

278. Digital Africas (Cobham-Sander)  [also BLST 212]

282. Knowing Television (Hastie)  [also FAMS 215]

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.

New: 309. The Literary Histories of Technology (Henrichs)

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

New: 324. Writing Poetry II–The Lyric Essay (Lawson)

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

343. British Romantic Poetry: Nature and the Imagination (Worsley)

357. Race and Relationality (Sanborn)  [also BLST 365]

New: 372. Reading the Romance (Shandilya)  [listed as SWAG 365, also ENGL 372]

New: 376. Disability Media (Rangan)  [also FAMS 355]

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

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.

New: 416. In the Archives of Childhood: Adventures in Book History (K. Sánchez-Eppler)  [also AMST 367]

New: 448. The Body in Peril–An Exploration of Tragedy through Poetic Form (Lawson)

453. The Value of Literature (Sanborn)

458. Indigenous American Epics (Brooks)  [also AMST 358]  [before 1800]

470. Decolonial Love (Mireles Christoff)

481. Conversations with Experimental Filmmakers (Guilford)  [also FAMS 481 and ARHA 481]

 

Related Courses in Fall 2019:

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

New: FYSE 112Beginnings (Nelson)  [before 1800]

FYSE 125. Amherst Poets (Worsley)

Spring 2020 Courses

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

106-01. Engaging Literature: Craft, Conversation, Community (Brooks)

106-02. Engaging Literature: Craft, Conversation, Community (Mireles Christoff)

New: 107. Poetry with Friends (Lawson)

New: 119. From Ordinary to Extraordinary: Literature of the Everyday (Abramson)

120. Reading, Writing, and Teaching (B. Sánchez-Eppler)

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

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

216. Women Writers of Africa and the African Diaspora (Bailey)  [listed as BLST 203, also ENGL 216 and SWAG 203]

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

226.  Fiction Writing I (Stinson)

240. Reading Poetry (Nelson)

250. Reading the Novel (Sanborn)

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

New: 271. How Can We Talk About Race, Class, and Gender? (O'Connell)

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]

284. Coming to Terms: Media (Rangan)  [also FAMS 216]

New: 292. Signifying, Sermonizing, and Storytelling: African American Rhetorical Theory (Handley)
         [also BLST 115]

295. Literature and Psychoanalysis (Mireles 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.

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

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

314. Fact, Fiction, and the Truth (Gessen)  [listed as RUSS 254, also ENGL 314]

318. Childhood in African and Caribbean Literature (Cobham-Sander)  [also BLST 362 and LLAS 362]

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

323. On The Edge: Writing for Performance (Carneiro)  [listed as THDA 272, also ENGL 323]

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

325. Her Story Is: Feminist Approaches to Theater and Performance (Carneiro)  [listed as THDA 275, also ENGL 325]

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

341. Great English Writers (Pritchard)  [before 1800]

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

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

381. Cinema and Everyday Life (Hastie)  [also FAMS 351]

395. Literature and the Nonhuman World (Sanborn)

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.

New: 432. Shakespeare: Media, Technology, and Performance (Henrichs)  [before 1800]

441. Medieval and Renaissance Lyric (Nelson)  [also EUST 374]  [before 1800]

New: 471. Time, Memory, and Ghosts in Post-Dictatorial Narratives (Myint)

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

491. The Creole Imagination (Cobham-Sander)  [also BLST 461 and LLAS 461]

New: 495. Modernism, Trauma, and Theories of Violence (Abramson)

496. Literary and Critical Theory (Bosman)

 

Related Courses in Spring 2020:

New: COLQ 342. Hearing Difference: The Political Economy of Accent (Rangan)