English Courses Fall 2023

English Courses Fall 2023 English Courses Fall 2023

Fall 2023 English Classes Offered

  • 100 Introduction to Literary Analysis         T/Th 8:25-9:40am      Sunayani Bhattacharya 
    • Anyone interested in English take this course. This is the beginning of the journey into English studies.
  • 160-1 Creative Writing:  Multi-Genre    T/Th 3:20-5:00pm      Marilyn Abildskov
    • An introduction to writing Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Playwriting.
  • 160-2 Creative Writing: Multi-Genre   M/W 1:30-3:10pm     Christopher Arnold
    • An introduction to writing Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Playwriting.
  • 260 Visiting Writer Series     Weds. 7:30pm                        Christopher Arnold
    • A two credit class where students attend talks given by published authors.
  • 305 The English Romantics (19th Century Lit)  MWF 12:05-1:10pm               Robert Gorsch
    • The English Romantics and their Heirs.  Romanticism, round about the end of the 18th century, was a revolution in consciousness, a rebellion against the past in the name of new beginnings, nature, spontaneous feeling, self-consciousness and individuality, and imagination.  “Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive, /But to be young was very heaven!”  Readings will include Wordsworth and Coleridge; Blake; Byron, Shelley, and Keats; Tennyson and Arnold; the Pre-Raphaelites; Mary Shelley (Frankenstein); and Robert Louis Stevenson (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde).
  • 307 Rebels, Reformers, and Radicals (American Lit 1800-1900) MWF 10:40-11:45am   Kathryn Koo
    • The nineteenth century in America was an age of enormous social upheaval, when nearly every aspect of life required reexamination and reinvention. In this course, we will survey the writings of rebels, reformers, and radicals who sought to change the social order and give rise to a world far different than the one they inherited. Through their works, we will encounter the terrible costs of industrialization and urbanization, the persistent inequalities between men and women, and the unimaginable horrors of slavery. This course will also serve as an opportunity to attend to the innovations in literary form, technique, and strategy that emerged during this critical time period. This course satisfies the Identity, Power, and Equity in the United States (IPE) requirement of the Core Curriculum.
  • 321 Anglophone Literature     T/Th 1:30-3:10pm       Sunayani Bhattacharya
    • Examine the many Englishes that make up the world, and understand how “Anglophone” becomes a category in response to colonial and postcolonial realities through the lens of race and gender. Who are the women and men writing from the edges of the British Empire, and how do they inhabit a different “English”?
  • 329 Women Writers             MWF 9:15-10:20am      Sheila Hughes
    • Explore diverse approaches to memoir by 20th and 21st C. American women writers, considering how they use personal narrative to navigate tensions such as the public and the private; the personal and the political; fiction and truth; language, translation; intertextuality and tradition; national identity; and trauma and memory.
  • 342 Shakespeare (Lit. before 1800)   T/Th 9:50-11:30am      Hilda Ma
    • Living with Shakespeare. Take a look at the Bard through a cultural lens.
  • 361 Dramatic and Cinematic Arts Workshop   T/Th 11:40-1:20pm   Emily Klein
    • Try your hand at writing your own plays and screenplays while studying canonical writers and workshop your own creations.
  • 366 Public History & the Power of Narrative   M/W 3:20-5:00pm   Lisa Manter
    • One way to increase the engagement and impact of history is through the power of story. Storytelling as a means for sharing public history with living audiences by moving beyond static chronologies. Stories ask us to immerse ourselves in a specific place and time and encourage us to make connections between others’ stories and our own experiences.