200 Level Courses in English

358:216 World Literatures in English

01  TTH6  LIV   07899   IBIRONKE   TIL-251  Happiness in World Literatures  ON DECEMBER 2017, I went to Sierra Leone for the first time in my 24 years of life. Of course, I was met with pure glee by some, for the mere fact that I was connecting with the...

358:243 Introduction to the Short Story

01   CAC   TTH6   07900  SPELLMEYER     FH-B1 With the rise of mass-market magazines catering to busy working people, short stories started in the Nineteenth Century as chapters taken from a longer work--a novel or novella. Very quickly, though, they became a...

358:255 Introduction to Modern Literary Fantasy

01    MTH3    07901    JACKSON    HH-A7 We will study some of the most popular fantasy novels of the past century, including works by T. H. White, Ray Bradbury, Ursula K. Le Guin, J. K. Rowling, Robin Hobb, Holly Black, and Neil Gaiman, among others.  Some key...

358:261 Introduction to Women Writers

01  CAC  MTH2      07902      MANGHARAM   CA-A2   Global Women's Writing: The Politics of Domestic Work This course will examine how definitions of gender and sexuality are reproduced, negotiated and deployed through literature on domestic work. We will ask: How is...

359:201 Principles of Literary Study

01 MW5 CAC  07928 BUCKLEY FH-A4  02 TTH5   CAC  07929  EVANS MHH-A1 03 TTH4  CAC 07930 GLISERMAN HH-A5  04 MTH3  CAC  07931  IANNINI FH-A5 06 MTH3  CAC 07932 SILVER  HH-A4  07 TTH5  CAC  07933  SPELLMEYER HH-B2 08 TTH4  CAC 07934 WALLACE FH-B4  09 TTH4  CAC  0935 WILLIAMS HH-A3 10 MW7  CAC 07936    FH-A2  11 MTH2  CAC  07937 PIWINSKI CI-201 12 TTH5  CAC 07938 ROSENTHAL SC-215  13 MTH3  CAC  07939   FH-A4 14 TTH6  CAC 07940 SELMER HH-B2  15 TF1 CAC  07941 IORIO HH-A3  17 MW5 CAC   07943 MARTIN SC-220 18 TTH7  CAC 07944 MUCKLE HH-B6  90 ASYNCHRONOUS    07944 KING ONLINE             This course provides an introduction to principal methods and materials in...

359:207 Data and Culture

01  CAC   MTH2   07946   GOLDSTONE/ MCGILL   AB-4450   The digitization of wide swaths of the print record has opened up new challenges and opportunities for researchers in the humanities. This course introduces students to some of the key techniques used by...

African American Literature

358:372 Black Theater and Drama

01  MW5    CAC 18573      KERNAN    VH-104 In the Spring of 1998 at Dartmouth College, a plethora of African American theater’s most distinguished scholars and practitioners participated in the National Black Theatre Summit “On Golden Pond.” Chief among their...

358:373 Black Novel

01  CAC   MW5   07915   DYE  SC-216 This course studies the thematic and structural development of the black novel as a vehicle for social and political change over the twentieth century. Considering novels written by Black writers in the U.S., the...

358:378 Black Music and Literature

01   CAC     TTH5   07916      MATHES   FH-A4 This course examines the interwoven nature of black musical and literary production from the 19th through the early 21st century. In our readings and musical selections, we will analyze musical influences on the...

358:379 Black Women Writers

01  CAC   TTH6   07917   WALLACE   HH-A5 This course covers the extraordinary career of one of America’s greatest writers ever: Toni Morrison. For fifty years, Morrison was one of the leading lights of modern African American fiction, undoubtedly one of the...

358:445 Seminar: Afrofuturism

01   MW5   CAC   07925   KERNAN   HH-B4 Afrofuturism In the words of Mark Dery, Afrofuturism "treats African American themes and addresses African American concerns in the context of 20th century technoculture and, more generally, African American...

Film

354:360 Film Noir

01    CAC     07293         FLITTERMAN-LEWIS  MU-301      W 6,7         FILM SCREENING                    AB-1180   This course will consider the film noir- the hard-boiled detective thriller- in terms of gender, power, and sexuality. Whether it is seen as a genre (with a specific set of...

354:420 Seminar: Film Theory

01  CAC       07294    FLITTERMAN-LEWIS   MU-301      M 6,7           FILM SCREENING               AB-1180   Ever since the first public screening of motion pictures for a paying public took place (on December 28, 1895 in Paris), people have been asking the film-theoretical question "What is...

Literatures of the Global South

358:361 Twentieth Century Global Literature

01  LIV   TTH7    07912    IBIRONKE     TIL-103C 20th Century Literature and Inequality  From the moment when the machine first made its appearance it was clear to all thinking people that the need for human drudgery, and therefore to a great extent for human...

358:460 Seminar: Colonial and Post-Colonial Literature

01   MTH1    CAC  07926   MANGHARAM  HC-S124 Encountering the Other in World Literature World literature has often been theorized as a ‘window into the world,’ provided by circulating texts - in translation or in English - that are consumed by an elite,...

Medieval

358:304 Medieval Literature of Dissent

01   CAC   TF2   07903    SCANLON   HH-A2 The Middle Ages is often thought of as time of simple piety and “quiet hierarchies.”  In fact, the period was often a time of great social upheaval and intellectual ferment.  This course will survey a variety of English...

358:411 Old English Language and Literature

01   CAC    MTH3    07921    KLEIN   FH-B6 This course is an intensive study of Old English, the language written and spoken in England from approximately 450 to 1100 AD. The goal of the course is to give students the basic skills necessary to read and...

358:422 Seminar: Medieval Literature and Culture

01   CAC  MTH2   07922   KLEIN     SC-S124 Medieval Childhood and Human Development This seminar is a survey of childhood, parenting, and human development as depicted in medieval writings from the fifth through the fifteenth centuries. We will consider...

Nineteenth Century

358:335 Nineteenth Century Theater and Drama

01    CAC    MW6    07908   BUCKLEY   HH-B3   In this course we will survey the rich and varied dramatic literature of the nineteenth century, a period during which the stage was transformed into a modern, popular institution. We’ll explore melodrama, realist drama,...

358:337 Nineteenth Century Women Writers

01   CAC   TF1    07909    KING   SC-206 Bernard Shaw believed that most nineteenth-century women wanted nothing more than to get married. This course will attempt to prove him wrong. We will examine women novelists, poets, and social critics of...

358:442 Seminar: Queerness in the Nineteenth Century US

01   CAC   MW5   07924    LUCIANO   HC-S120 Queerness in the Nineteenth Century US This seminar examines the politics of sexuality and gender in nineteenth-century US fiction through a queer lens. We will explore depictions of the range of bodily intensities...

Renaissance

358:314 Shakespeare: The Early Plays

01  CAC    MTH2     07904   FULTON   CA-A3 This course provides a survey of Shakespeare’s great plays and poems written during the reign of Queen Elizabeth. We will study a broad range of genres, including some sonnets, comedies, histories, and tragedies...

358:316 Milton

01 CAC   MTH2    07905   COIRO    HH-A5                   Reading Milton’s poetry is an exhilarating and deeply thought-provoking experience. The core of Milton’s poetics is the insistence that we, the readers, must decide what is right and wrong at every juncture. In this class...

358:398 The English Bible

01  CAC   TTH5     07919    FULTON   CA-A4 Arguably the most influential event in the history of English literary culture was the translation and printing of the English Bible in Renaissance England. This was the birth of the modern English Bible, largely as we...

Restoration/Eighteenth Century

358:328 Eighteenth Century Literature

01   CAC    TTH4   07907   ZITIN   FH-B6 Quarreling in Verse This course introduces the literature of eighteenth-century Britain by zeroing in on one of its characteristic features: the literary debate. The main activity of the course will be the very close...

358:435 Seminar: Eighteenth Century Literature and Culture

01   CAC   M 4,5   07923   YOUSEF   HC-S120 Jane Austen: Romance, Realism, and the Novel of Ideas  Jane Austen wrote in an age of revolutions and war, and in the midst of profound cultural and economic change. She revolutionized the novel with her choice of...

Seminars

354:420 Seminar: Film Theory

01  TTH 3:00-4:20    14260   FLITTERMAN-LEWIS   ONLINE      Asynchronous Content          FILM SCREENING                  Ever since the first public screening of motion pictures for a paying public took place (on December 28, 1895 in Paris), people have been asking the film-theoretical...

358:422 Seminar: Medieval Literature and Culture

01   CAC  MTH2   07922   KLEIN     SC-S124 Medieval Childhood and Human Development This seminar is a survey of childhood, parenting, and human development as depicted in medieval writings from the fifth through the fifteenth centuries. We will consider...

358:435 Seminar: Eighteenth Century Literature and Culture

01   CAC   M 4,5   07923   YOUSEF   HC-S120 Jane Austen: Romance, Realism, and the Novel of Ideas  Jane Austen wrote in an age of revolutions and war, and in the midst of profound cultural and economic change. She revolutionized the novel with her choice of...

358:442 Seminar: Queerness in the Nineteenth Century US

01   CAC   MW5   07924    LUCIANO   HC-S120 Queerness in the Nineteenth Century US This seminar examines the politics of sexuality and gender in nineteenth-century US fiction through a queer lens. We will explore depictions of the range of bodily intensities...

358:445 Seminar: Afro-Futurism

01   MW5   CAC   07925   KERNAN   HH-B4 Afrofuturism In the words of Mark Dery, Afrofuturism "treats African American themes and addresses African American concerns in the context of 20th century technoculture and, more generally, African American...

358:460 Seminar: Colonial and Post-Colonial Literature

01   MTH1    CAC  07926   MANGHARAM  HC-S124

359:435 Seminar: Topics in Feminist Literary Theory

01  CAC   TTH5   07950   DIAMOND   MU-111 In this course we will explore the depth, breadth, and creativity of performance and feminist theorizing with a special focus on an ecofeminism and politics. We’ll work the terrain of feminist theory through...

Theories and Methods

359:207 Data and Culture

01  CAC   MTH2   07946   GOLDSTONE/ MCGILL   AB-4450   The digitization of wide swaths of the print record has opened up new challenges and opportunities for researchers in the humanities. This course introduces students to some of the key techniques used by...

359:209 Introduction to Health, Medicine and Literature

01  MW4  CAC   07947  JURECIC  SC-206 In the 21st century, disease seems to belong to the clean, well-lighted place of fact and biology. And yet, illness and medical treatment take place in culture and are complicated by language, history, economics, and...

359:315 Allegories of Reading

01 MW 3:00-4:20     03144  JACKSON   ONLINE Allegories are a strange narrative form: narrative because they aren’t always literary (written and oral)—they can, for instance, be visual or take shape of visual and discursive forms. Many well-known artists...

359:326 Literature and Psychology

01  TTH5   CAC    07948   GLISERMAN   SC-207 Literature and Psychology explores the emotional relationships between text and reader, and within the text. One central thematic focus of the course, in addition to emotions, will be trauma–an experience of...

359:347 Serial Storytelling

01  TF3   CAC     06789    KITZINGER/ GOODLAD     FH-B2 Serial Storytelling Across Media This course explores serial narrative as a contemporary mode of storytelling, from the emergence of the serialized novel in nineteenth-century Europe up through the...

359:410 Seminar: Relational Aesthetics

01 HYBRID IN PERSON   TH 9:00-10:20  CAC  03146  EVANS  SC-207  / ASYNCHRONOUS ONLINE Relational Aesthetics “So relatable.” It’s the worst response you could ever give in a literature class, but why? This course takes up the surprisingly complicated...

359:435 Seminar: Topics in Feminist Literary Theory

01  CAC   TTH5  07950   DIAMOND   MU-111 In this course we will explore the depth, breadth, and creativity of performance and feminist theorizing with a special focus on an ecofeminism and politics. We’ll work the terrain of feminist theory through...

Twentieth Century

358:358 Early Twentieth Century Fiction

01   CAC   MTH3   07910   GOLDSTONE   FH-B5 What do James Joyce, Dashiell Hammett, Mulk Raj Anand, and Zora Neale Hurston have in common? All significant writers of English-language fiction, all activein the first half of the twentieth century, these writers...

358:360 Later Twentieth Century Literature

01  CAC   TTH4   07911  MILLER, R.   SC-103 What was life like on the East Coast in the decade leading up to the Civil Rights Movement? The two writers we will read this semester, Flannery O’Connor and James Baldwin, rose to prominence during this time:...

358:361 Twentieth Century Global Literature

01  LIV   TTH7    07912    IBIRONKE     TIL-103C

358:363 Fantasy Fiction

01  CAC   MW4   07913   JACKSON   FH-B5 Fantasy Fiction Under the rubric of “Twentieth-Century Literature and Culture,” we will study some of the seminal works and writers of twentieth-century fantasy fiction, focusing on award-winning authors: Tolkien and...
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