English Department Courses by Level

 bold = new course

Fall 2019 Courses

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

105.     Engaging Literature:  Close Reading  (Cobham-Sander)

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  (professor to be named)  [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 ____.      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)