English Department Courses by Level

 bold = new course

Fall 2019 Courses

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

116.     Literary Storms  (Abramson)

120.    Reading, Writing, and Teaching  (Frank)

125.    Representing Illness  (Bosman)

170.    Making Arguments  (Handley)

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]

226-01.  Fiction Writing I  (Lee)

226-02.  Fiction Writing I  (Myint)

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

238.    Shakespeare  (Pritchard)  [before 1800]

240.    Reading Poetry  (Sofield)

250.    Reading the Novel  (Mireles Christoff)

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.

309.    The Literary Histories of Technology  (Henrichs)

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

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]

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

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.

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

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 Fall 2019:

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

FYSE 112.     Beginnings  (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)

107.   Poetry with Friends  (Lawson)

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, and in Creative Writing

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

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

240.  Reading Poetry  (Nelson)

250.  Reading the Novel  (Sanborn)

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

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]

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]

322.  Playwriting Studio  (professor to be named)  [listed as THDA 370, also ENGL 322]

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.

432.  Shakespeare: Media, Technology, and Performance  (Henrichs)   

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

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]

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

496.  Literary and Critical Theory  (Bosman)

 

RELATED COURSES Spring 2020:

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