English Department Courses by Level

bold = new course

Fall 2016 Courses

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

105.     Engaging Literature:  Close Reading  (Sanborn)

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)  [Writing Intensive]
            [also SWAG 106] 

117.     Arthurian Literature  (Nelson)  [before 1800]
            [also EUST 117] 

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

153.     New Women in America  (Bergoffen) 
            [listed as SWAG 112, also ENGL 153]

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  (TBA) 
            [listed as THDA 270, also ENGL 222]

226.     Fiction Writing I  (Jackson)

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

240.     Reading Poetry  (Sofield)

259.     Black Women’s Narratives and Counternarratives:  Love and the Family  (Henderson)
            [listed as SWAG 202, also BLST 242 and ENGL 259]

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

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

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

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

287.     Introduction to Super 8 Film and Digital Video  (Hillman)
            [listed as FAMS 228, also ENGL 287]

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. 

304.     Narratives of Suffering  (Sanborn)

307.     Poetry of the Closet  (Hall)

310.     Animals in Contemporary Global Novels  (Huang)

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

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

338.     Shakespeare  (Berek)  [before 1800]

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

355.     Emily Dickinson  (K. Sánchez-Eppler)

388.     Screenwriting  (Johnson) 
            [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.

434.     Technology & Performance  (Grobe)

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

446.     Lyrics and More  (Pritchard and Sofield)

454.     Toomer, Faulkner, and Morrison  (Parham) 
             [also BLST 442]

457.     Exploring Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man  (Ferguson) 
             [listed as BLST 432, also ENGL 457]

478.     “Having a Voice”:  Theories of Voice and Documentary  (Rangan) 
             [also FAMS 478]

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

Spring 2017 Courses

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

221.     Writing Poetry I  (Hall)

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

226.     Fiction Writing I  (Frank)

230.     Introduction to Performance Theory  (Grobe)

240.     Reading Poetry  (Worsley)

250-01. Reading the Novel  (Frank)

250-02. Reading the Novel  (Pritchard)

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

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.

305.     Avant-Garde Poetry  (Nelson)

312.     Holocaust Literature  (Smith College Professor Cammy)
            [also EUST 312]

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

325.     Imitations  (Hall)

326.     Fiction Writing II  (Jackson)

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

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

359.     The American Short Story  (Osment)

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

369.     American Extravaganzas  (Sanborn)

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

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

397.     Editors and Authors  (Acker)

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.

4    .     a film studies seminar  (Hastie) 
            [also FAMS      ]

415.     The Unprinted Page:  Working with Manuscripts  (K. Sánchez-Eppler)

443.     The Wordsworths  (Worsley)

462.     Film and Video Curation  (Guilford) 
            [also FAMS 462 and ARHA 462]

496.     Literary and Critical Theory  (Huang)

RELATED COURSES

Fall:

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

FYSE 122.    Representing Equality  (Cobham-Sander, Ewald)

FYSE      .     The Confession:  Theory and Practice  (Rangan)

FYSE      .     Amherst Poets  (Worsley)

Spring: