English Department Courses by Level

Fall 2021 Courses

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

107. Poetry with Friends  (Bernitt, Lawson)

111. Having Arguments  (Lieber)  [Writing Intensive]

113. Writing Human Rights  (Reardon)  [Writing Intensive]

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

116. Literary Storms  (Abramson)

120. Reading, Writing, and Teaching  (Frank)  [also EDST 120]

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

182. Constructing Childhood:  From Page to Screen  (Sanders)  [also EDST 182 and FAMS 182]

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. Fiction Writing I  (Sweeney)

238. Shakespeare  (Bosman)  [before 1800]

250. Reading the Novel  (Sanborn)

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

277. Literature and Culture of the Philippines  (Ocasion)

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

287. Introduction to Film Studies: The History of American Cinema, 1895-1960  (Sanders)
          [also FAMS 212]

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]

304. Narratives of Suffering  (Sanborn)

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

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

359. Living with Inequality  (O’Connell)  [also EDST 359]

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

371. The African-American Playwright: A Select History of Representation and Citizenship  (Sandy)
          [listed as THDA 223, also BLST 113 and ENGL 371]

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.

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

473. Hybrid Forms  (Bernitt, Lawson)

480. The Film Essay  (Hastie)  [also FAMS 411]

487. Postwar American Cinema, 1945-1960  (Guilford)  [also FAMS 425]

492. Creative Thesis Workshop  (Frank)

494. Globe and Planet in Contemporary Literature  (Abramson)

497. Critical Thesis Workshop  (Grobe)

Related Courses in Fall 2021:

BRUS 308. Writing Together:  Film and Feminist Collectivity  (Hastie)  [also FAMS 308 and SWAG 309]

FYSE 106. Making Place in Kwenitekw, the Connecticut River Valley  (Brooks)

January 2022 Courses

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

No 100-level courses will be offered in the January term.

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

228. Liveness and the Livestreaming Studio  (Bernitt)  [also THDA 251]

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

300-Level: Topics in Film and Cultural Studies, Individual Authors, Literary History, Criticism, Theory, and Advanced Creative Writing

315. Nabokov’s Art and Terrors  (Parker)  [listed as RUSS 225, also ENGL 315]

352. Reading Land, Writing Waters  (Brooks)  [also AMST 355]

355. Emily Dickinson  (K. Sánchez-Eppler)  [also AMST 364]

392. The Performance of Politics  (Grobe)

400-Level: Seminars for Junior and Senior Majors. Independent Inquiry, Critical and Theoretical Issues, and Extensive Writing

 No 400-level courses will be offered in the January term.

Spring 2022 Courses

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

110. Writing About Humor  (Reardon)  [Writing Intensive]

114. Narratives of Migration and Transformation  (Kapur)

116. Literary Storms  (Abramson)

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

120. Reading, Writing, and Teaching  (B. Sánchez-Eppler)  [also EDST 120]

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

125. Representing Illness  (Bosman)

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

212. Storytelling Arts in Mesoamerica  (Couch)  [also ARHA 212]  [before 1800]

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

221. Writing Poetry I  (Dryansky)

226. Fiction Writing I  (Sweeney)

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

240. Reading Poetry  (Sofield)

257. From Orientalism to the Asian Century: Methods in Transnational Asian Studies  (Gooptu)

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

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

295. Literature and Psychoanalysis  (Mireles Christoff)

296. Literature and the Nonhuman World  (Sanborn)

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.

307. Making Genre in the Eighteenth Century  (Worsley)  [before 1800]

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

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

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

348. Modern British Literature, 1900-1950  (Pritchard)

354. Antebellum US Literature  (Sanborn)

374. Gothic/Horror:  Literature, Film, Television  (Sanders)  [also FAMS 374]

378. After COPS:  Police, Media, and Prison Abolition  (Rangan)  [also FAMS 382]

379. Play and Performance Across “The Black Atlantic”  (Sandy)  [listed as THDA 224,
          also BLST 124 and ENGL 379]

383. Intimate Film Cultures  (Guilford)  [also FAMS 360]

391. Literature of Everyday Life  (Abramson)

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.

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

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

470. Decolonial Love  (Mireles Christoff)

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

475. Fashion/Media/Modernity  (Sanders)  [also FAMS 431]

496. Literary and Critical Theory  (Bosman)

Related Courses in Spring 2022:

COLQ 256. Indigenous Studies: Materials and Methods  (Brooks)