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CRWR0170A-S17

CRN: 21255

Writing: Poetry, Fiction, NonF
Writing: Poetry, Fiction, NonFiction
An introduction to the writing of poetry, short fiction, and nonfiction through analysis of writings by modern and contemporary poets and prose writers and regular discussion of student writing. Different instructors may choose to emphasize one literary form or another in a given semester. Workshops will focus on composition and revision, with particular attention to the basics of form and craft. This course is a prerequisite to CRWR 0380, CRWR 0385, CRWR 0370, and CRWR 0375. (This course is not a college writing course.) (Formerly ENAM 0170) 3 hrs. sem.

CRWR0173A-S17

CRN: 21758

Environmental Lit Workshop
Environmental Literature: Reading & Writing Workshop
This course is an introduction to the reading and writing of environmental literature. We will analyze classic and contemporary model works in prose and poetry, in nonfiction and fiction, all directed at human interaction with the natural world. Our writing assignments will explore this theme in personal essays, poems, literary reportage, poetry, and fiction. Workshops will focus on inspiration, form, craft, and thematic issues associated with the environment. This course is a prerequisite to CRWR 0370, CRWR 0375, CRWR 0380, and CRWR 0385.

CRWR0175A-S17

CRN: 22375

Structure of Poetry
The Structure of Poetry
This course is a workshop for beginning students in the field of creative writing. Students will read a selection of poems each week and write their own poems, producing a portfolio of their work at the end of the term. There will be an emphasis on revision. Students will be introduced to a range of forms as well, including prose poems, epistles, the tanka, the long poem, and the sonnet.

CRWR0225A-S17

Cross-Listed As:
GSFS0225A-S17

CRN: 22357

Feminist Blogging
Please register via GSFS 0225A
Feminist Blogging
Blogging is a genre that lends itself to both feminist theory and practice because it involves writing from a particular place and a particular embodiment, about how power operates in our social worlds. Feminist theory demands intersectionality: an ability to weave race, class, gender, sexuality and other forms of power into a single theoretical approach. Feminist blogging transforms intersectionality into a single narrative arc. In this course we will think about blogging as a genre and how feminist theory can infuse that genre into a more vibrant, complex, and even transformative site. Throughout the course we will read feminist theory, analyze feminist blogs, and produce our own feminist blogs. 3 hrs. lect.

CRWR0318A-S17

Cross-Listed As:
THEA0318A-S17

CRN: 22385

Playwriting II: Advanced
Please register via THEA 0318A
Playwriting II: Advanced
For students with experience writing short scripts or stories, this workshop will provide a support structure in which to write a full-length stage play. We will begin with extended free and guided writing exercises intended to help students write spontaneously and with commitment. Class discussions will explore scene construction, story structure, and the development of character arc. (ENAM 0170 or THEA 0218 or ENAM/THEA 0240; by approval) (Formerly THEA/ENAM 0318) 2 1/2 hrs. lect./individual labs

CRWR0333A-S17

Cross-Listed As:
WRPR0333A-S17

CRN: 22400

Writing on Contemporary Issues
Please register via WRPR 0333A
Writing On Contemporary Issues: Writing, Editing, and Publishing Online
This course is an introduction to writing prose for a public audience. Students will create both critical and personal essays that feature strong ideas and perspectives. The readings and writing will focus on American popular culture, broadly defined. Essays will critically engage elements of contemporary American popular culture via a vivid personal voice and presence. Readings will address current issues in popular culture – Gladwell, “Brain Candy,” Klosterman, “Campus Confidential,” for instance. ReMix: Reading in Contemporary Culture is the central text. The end result will be a new online magazine of writings on American popular culture 3 hrs. lect.

CRWR0341A-S17

Cross-Listed As:
FMMC0341A-S17

CRN: 21257

Writing for the Screen II
Please register via FMMC 0341A
Writing for the Screen II
Building on the skills acquired in Writing for the Screen I, students will complete the first drafts of their feature-length screenplay. Class discussion will focus on feature screenplay structure and theme development using feature films and screenplays. Each participant in the class will practice pitching, writing coverage, and outlining, culminating in a draft of a feature length script. (Approval required, obtain application on the FMMC website and submit prior to spring registration) 3 hrs. sem/3 hrs. screen.

CRWR0375A-S17

CRN: 21259

Advanced Poetry Workshop
Advanced Poetry Workshop: The Walk of a Poem
As Lyn Hejinian writes, “Language makes tracks.” Poets from Chaucer to Whitman to O’Hara have used walking as a poetic method, thematic subject, narrative device, and pedestrian act. The walk is literal and imaginary, metrical and meandering; it traverses urban grids and bucolic landscapes, junctions of space, time, and lexis. In this workshop we will read the topographies of poems, focusing on lyrical cities from Paris to Harlem, Thoreauvian ambles through woods and field, and other literary wanderings and linguistic itinerancies, in order to examine how language gets made and mirrored in the act of moving through place. Students will also set out on walks through the local landscape as they produce their own work. Students will address crucial questions and challenges focused on the craft of poetry through rigorous readings, in-class writing exercises, critical discussions, collaborations, and the development of a portfolio of writing, including drafts and revisions. By the end of the course, students will have engaged deeply with the practice of poetry, established a writing discipline, honed their skills, generated new work, explored by foot, and extended their sense of the possibilities of a poem.

CRWR0389A-S17

CRN: 21890

The Contemplative Essay
The Contemplative Essay
In this course we will write personal narratives and essays based on our own life experience, using the standard workshop format and a one-hour required weekly lab in Basic Mindfulness, a form of Burmese Vipassana meditation. Essays will emphasize fact, as well as insight into work, life, and writing. Readings will illustrate previous writers’ contemplative experiences, as well as matters of craft, including works by Michel de Montaigne, Rainer Maria Rilke, William James, TS Eliot, Eihei Dogen, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Rebecca Solnit, David Abram, Annie Dillard, and Gary Snyder. (ENAM 0170 or approval required) 3 hrs. lect./1 hr. lab.

CRWR0560A-S17

CRN: 21203

Special Project: Writing
Special Project: Creative Writing
Approval Required.

CRWR0560B-S17

CRN: 21204

Special Project: Writing
Special Project: Creative Writing
Approval Required.

CRWR0560C-S17

CRN: 21205

Special Project: Writing
Special Project: Creative Writing
Approval Required.

CRWR0560D-S17

CRN: 21206

Special Project: Writing
Special Project: Creative Writing
Approval Required.

CRWR0560E-S17

CRN: 21207

Special Project: Writing
Special Project: Creative Writing
Approval Required.

CRWR0560F-S17

CRN: 21208

Special Project: Writing
Special Project: Creative Writing
Approval Required.

CRWR0560G-S17

CRN: 21209

Special Project: Writing
Special Project: Creative Writing
Approval Required.

CRWR0560H-S17

CRN: 21210

Special Project: Writing
Special Project: Creative Writing
Approval Required.

CRWR0560I-S17

CRN: 21211

Special Project: Writing
Special Project: Creative Writing
Approval Required.

CRWR0560J-S17

CRN: 21212

Special Project: Writing
Special Project: Creative Writing
Approval Required.

CRWR0560K-S17

CRN: 21213

Special Project: Writing
Special Project: Creative Writing
Approval Required.

CRWR0560L-S17

CRN: 21214

Special Project: Writing
Special Project: Creative Writing
Approval Required.

CRWR0560M-S17

CRN: 21215

Special Project: Writing
Special Project: Creative Writing
Approval Required.

CRWR0560O-S17

CRN: 21217

Special Project: Writing
Special Project: Creative Writing
Approval Required.

CRWR0560P-S17

CRN: 21218

Special Project: Writing
Special Project: Creative Writing
Approval Required.

CRWR0560R-S17

CRN: 21220

Special Project: Writing
Special Project: Creative Writing
Approval Required.

CRWR0560S-S17

CRN: 21221

Special Project: Writing
Special Project: Creative Writing
Approval Required.

CRWR0560U-S17

CRN: 21223

Special Project: Writing
Special Project: Creative Writing
Approval Required.

CRWR0560V-S17

CRN: 21224

Special Project: Writing
Special Project: Creative Writing
Approval Required.

CRWR0560X-S17

CRN: 21226

Special Project: Writing
Special Project: Creative Writing
Approval Required.

CRWR0560Y-S17

CRN: 21227

Special Project: Writing
Special Project: Creative Writing
Approval Required.

CRWR0560Z-S17

CRN: 21228

Special Project: Writing
Special Project: Creative Writing
Approval Required.

CRWR0701A-S17

CRN: 21229

Senior Thesis:Creative Writing
Senior Thesis: Creative Writing
Discussions, workshops, tutorials for those undertaking one-term projects in the writing of fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction.

CRWR0701B-S17

CRN: 21230

Senior Thesis:Creative Writing
Senior Thesis: Creative Writing
Discussions, workshops, tutorials for those undertaking one-term projects in the writing of fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction.

CRWR0701C-S17

CRN: 21231

Senior Thesis:Creative Writing
Senior Thesis: Creative Writing
Discussions, workshops, tutorials for those undertaking one-term projects in the writing of fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction.

CRWR0701D-S17

CRN: 21232

Senior Thesis:Creative Writing
Senior Thesis: Creative Writing
Discussions, workshops, tutorials for those undertaking one-term projects in the writing of fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction.

CRWR0701E-S17

CRN: 21233

Senior Thesis:Creative Writing
Senior Thesis: Creative Writing
Discussions, workshops, tutorials for those undertaking one-term projects in the writing of fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction.

CRWR0701F-S17

CRN: 21234

Senior Thesis:Creative Writing
Senior Thesis: Creative Writing
Discussions, workshops, tutorials for those undertaking one-term projects in the writing of fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction.

CRWR0701G-S17

CRN: 21235

Senior Thesis:Creative Writing
Senior Thesis: Creative Writing
Discussions, workshops, tutorials for those undertaking one-term projects in the writing of fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction.

CRWR0701H-S17

CRN: 21236

Senior Thesis:Creative Writing
Senior Thesis: Creative Writing
Discussions, workshops, tutorials for those undertaking one-term projects in the writing of fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction.

CRWR0701I-S17

CRN: 21237

Senior Thesis:Creative Writing
Senior Thesis: Creative Writing
Discussions, workshops, tutorials for those undertaking one-term projects in the writing of fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction.

CRWR0701J-S17

CRN: 21238

Senior Thesis:Creative Writing
Senior Thesis: Creative Writing
Discussions, workshops, tutorials for those undertaking one-term projects in the writing of fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction.

CRWR0701K-S17

CRN: 21239

Senior Thesis:Creative Writing
Senior Thesis: Creative Writing
Discussions, workshops, tutorials for those undertaking one-term projects in the writing of fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction.

CRWR0701L-S17

CRN: 21240

Senior Thesis:Creative Writing
Senior Thesis: Creative Writing
Discussions, workshops, tutorials for those undertaking one-term projects in the writing of fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction.

CRWR0701O-S17

CRN: 21243

Senior Thesis:Creative Writing
Senior Thesis: Creative Writing
Discussions, workshops, tutorials for those undertaking one-term projects in the writing of fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction.

CRWR0701P-S17

CRN: 21244

Senior Thesis:Creative Writing
Senior Thesis: Creative Writing
Discussions, workshops, tutorials for those undertaking one-term projects in the writing of fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction.

CRWR0701S-S17

CRN: 21247

Senior Thesis:Creative Writing
Senior Thesis: Creative Writing
Discussions, workshops, tutorials for those undertaking one-term projects in the writing of fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction.

CRWR0701U-S17

CRN: 21249

Senior Thesis:Creative Writing
Senior Thesis: Creative Writing
Discussions, workshops, tutorials for those undertaking one-term projects in the writing of fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction.

CRWR0701V-S17

CRN: 21250

Senior Thesis:Creative Writing
Senior Thesis: Creative Writing
Discussions, workshops, tutorials for those undertaking one-term projects in the writing of fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction.

CRWR0701W-S17

CRN: 21251

Senior Thesis:Creative Writing
Senior Thesis: Creative Writing
Discussions, workshops, tutorials for those undertaking one-term projects in the writing of fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction.

CRWR0701X-S17

CRN: 21252

Senior Thesis:Creative Writing
Senior Thesis: Creative Writing
Discussions, workshops, tutorials for those undertaking one-term projects in the writing of fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction.

CRWR0701Y-S17

CRN: 21253

Senior Thesis:Creative Writing
Senior Thesis: Creative Writing
Discussions, workshops, tutorials for those undertaking one-term projects in the writing of fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction.

CRWR0701Z-S17

CRN: 21254

Senior Thesis:Creative Writing
Senior Thesis: Creative Writing
Discussions, workshops, tutorials for those undertaking one-term projects in the writing of fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction.

ENAM0103A-S17

CRN: 20633

Reading Literature
A Reading Literature: Place, Space, and Time
Writers have always been concerned with the meaning of place and the passage of time, and our task will be to explore the diverse ways that literature in English expresses, grapples with, and comes to terms with these fundamental concepts. Of central concern will be the relationship between form and content in literary expression. Along the way, you will learn to more fluently read, write about, and talk about multiple literary genres—poetry, drama, short fiction, and novel—from Shakespeare to the 21st century. 3 hrs. lect./disc.

ENAM0103B-S17

CRN: 20634

Reading Literature
Reading Literature: Poetry, Drama, Fiction
This course will help students develop skills for the close reading of literature through discussions of and writing about three literary genres: poetry, drama, and fiction. The goal of the course is the development of a literary-critical sensibility vital to further coursework in the major. 3 hrs. lect./disc.

ENAM0103C-S17

CRN: 20635

Reading Literature
Reading Literature
This course seeks to develop skills for the close reading of literature through discussion of and writing about selected poems, plays, and short stories. A basic vocabulary of literary terms and an introductory palette of critical methods will also be covered, and the course's ultimate goal will be to enable students to attain the literary-critical sensibility vital to further course work in the major. At the instructor's discretion, the texts employed in this class may share a particular thematic concern or historical kinship. 3 hrs. lect./disc.

ENAM0103D-S17

CRN: 21150

Reading Literature
Reading Literature
This course seeks to develop skills for the close reading of literature through discussion of and writing about selected poems, plays, and short stories. A basic vocabulary of literary terms and an introductory palette of critical methods will also be covered, and the course's ultimate goal will be to enable students to attain the literary-critical sensibility vital to further course work in the major. At the instructor's discretion, the texts employed in this class may share a particular thematic concern or historical kinship. 3 hrs. lect./disc.

ENAM0180A-S17

Cross-Listed As:
RELI0180A-S17

CRN: 22212

Intro to Biblical Literature
Please register via RELI 0180A
An Introduction to Biblical Literature
This course is a general introduction to biblical history, literature, and interpretation. It aims to acquaint students with the major characters, narratives, and poetry of the Jewish and Christian scriptures, with special emphasis on the ways scripture has been used and interpreted in Western culture. Students interested in more detailed analysis of the material should enroll in RELI 0280 and RELI 0281. 3 hrs. lect./1 hr. disc.

ENAM0180Y-S17

Cross-Listed As:
RELI0180Y-S17

CRN: 22213

Intro to Biblical Literature
Please register via RELI 0180Y
An Introduction to Biblical Literature
This course is a general introduction to biblical history, literature, and interpretation. It aims to acquaint students with the major characters, narratives, and poetry of the Jewish and Christian scriptures, with special emphasis on the ways scripture has been used and interpreted in Western culture. Students interested in more detailed analysis of the material should enroll in RELI 0280 and RELI 0281. 3 hrs. lect./1 hr. disc.

ENAM0180Z-S17

Cross-Listed As:
RELI0180Z-S17

CRN: 22214

Intro to Biblical Literature
Please register via RELI 0180Z
An Introduction to Biblical Literature
This course is a general introduction to biblical history, literature, and interpretation. It aims to acquaint students with the major characters, narratives, and poetry of the Jewish and Christian scriptures, with special emphasis on the ways scripture has been used and interpreted in Western culture. Students interested in more detailed analysis of the material should enroll in RELI 0280 and RELI 0281. 3 hrs. lect./1 hr. disc.

ENAM0204A-S17

CRN: 20018

Foundations of English Lit.
Foundations of English Literature (I) (Pre-1800)
Students will study Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and Milton's Paradise Lost, as well as other foundational works of English literature that may include Shakespeare, non-Shakespearean Elizabethan drama, the poetry of Donne, and other 16th- and 17th-century poetry. 3 hrs. lect./disc.

ENAM0205A-S17

Cross-Listed As:
CMLT0205A-S17

CRN: 20344

Intro:Contemporary Lit. Theory
Introduction to Contemporary Literary Theory
This course will introduce several major schools of contemporary literary theory. By reading theoretical texts in close conjunction with works of literature, we will illuminate the ways in which these theoretical stances can produce various interpretations of a given poem, novel, or play. The approaches covered will include New Criticism, Psychoanalysis, Marxism and Cultural Criticism, Feminism, and Post-Structuralism. These theories will be applied to works by Shakespeare, Wordsworth, The Brontës, Conrad, Joyce, and others. The goal will be to make students critically aware of the fundamental literary, cultural, political, and moral assumptions underlying every act of interpretation they perform. 3 hrs. lect/disc.

ENAM0206A-S17

Cross-Listed As:
AMST0206A-S17

CRN: 21576

19th Century American Lit.
Nineteenth-Century American Literature (II, AL) (Pre-1900 AL)
This course will examine major developments in the literary world of 19th century America. Specific topics to be addressed might include the transition from Romanticism to Regionalism and Realism, the origins and evolution of the novel in the United States, and the tensions arising from the emergence of a commercial marketplace for literature. Attention will also be paid to the rise of women as literary professionals in America and the persistent problematizing of race and slavery. Among others, authors may include J. F. Cooper, Emerson, Melville, Douglass, Chopin, Whitman, Dickinson, Twain, Hawthorne, Stowe, Alcott, Wharton, and James. . 3 hrs. lect./disc.

ENAM0210A-S17

CRN: 22292

American Modernists
The American Modernists (AL)
American writers at the turn of the 20th century faced social, intellectual, and technological change on an unprecedented scale. Individually and collectively they worked to answer William Carlos Williams’s pressing question: “How can I be a mirror to this modernity?” In this course we will read, discuss, and write about poetry by writers such as Williams, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, and Wallace Stevens; and prose by Henry Adams, Edith Wharton, Hemingway, Faulkner, Fitzgerald, Nella Larsen, Richard Wright, and others. (Not open to students who have taken ENAM 0207)

ENAM0215A-S17

Cross-Listed As:
ENVS0215A-S17

CRN: 22376

Contested Grounds
Please Register Via ENVS 0215
Contested Grounds: U.S. Cultures and Environments
Throughout the history of the United States, Americans have created a complex set of meanings pertaining to the environments (wild, pastoral, urban, marine) in which they live. From European-Native contact to the present, Americans’ various identities, cultures, and beliefs about the bio-physical world have shaped the stories they tell about “nature,” stories that sometimes share common ground, but often create conflicting and contested understandings of human-environment relationships. In this course we will investigate these varied and contested stories from multi-disciplinary perspectives in the humanities—history, literature, and religion--and will include attention to race, class, gender, and environmental justice. 3 hrs. lect./disc.

ENAM0225A-S17

CRN: 22293

Eighteenth-Century Literature
Travails of the Self: Eighteenth-Century Literature (II) (Pre-1800)
The 'long' 18th century opens with poems of affairs of state and ends with intensely private and often anguished meditations on the self. In this course we will examine the rich range and complexity of 18th century literary concerns through a loosely chronological look at major works of poetry, drama, and fiction of the period: poems of Gay, Pope, Swift, Cowper, and Gray; Congreve's The Way of the World and Sheridan's The School for Scandal; and Fielding's Joseph Andrews and Inchbald's A Simple Story. 3 hrs. lect./disc.

ENAM0241A-S17

CRN: 22294

19th Century Literature
Nineteenth Century British Literature (II)
The 19th century is the era of “peak novel,” for never before or since has the genre exhibited such confidence in its ability to tell the truth about both the teeming world and the private life. But far from merely reflecting social reality, the novelists and poets of the period played an active part in constructing their readers' ideas about gender and sexuality, imperialism and colonialism, class, religion, and technology, insisting that literature be relevant and revelatory in a time of swift and sometimes frightening cultural and intellectual innovation. Works to be covered will include novels by Emily Bronte, Dickens, George Eliot, and Hardy, and the poetry of Tennyson, Browning, and Christina Rossetti. 3 hrs. lect./disc.

ENAM0244A-S17

CRN: 22452

20th Century English Novel
Twentieth-Century English Novel
This course will explore the development of the novel in this century, with a primary focus on writers of the modernist period and later attention to more contemporary works. We will examine questions of formal experimentation, the development of character, uses of the narrator, and the problem of history, both personal and political, in a novelistic context. Readings will include novels by Conrad, Joyce, Forster, Woolf, and others. 3 hrs. lect./disc.

ENAM0254A-S17

Cross-Listed As:
GSFS0254A-S17

CRN: 22295

American Women Poets
American Women Poets
We will examine the rich tradition of lyric poetry by women in the U.S. Beginning with the Puritan Anne Bradstreet, one of the New World's earliest published poets, we continue to the 19th century and Emily Dickinson, along with the formidable line of "poetesses" who dominated the popular poetry press in that era. We examine the female contribution to the Modernist aesthetic in figures like Millay, Moore, H.D. and Gertrude Stein; the transformation of modernist ideals by Bishop, Plath, Sexton, and Rich; and, among the postmodernists, Lyn Hejinian and Susan Howe. 3 hrs. lect.

ENAM0263A-S17

Cross-Listed As:
AMST0263A-S17

CRN: 22296

American Psycho
American Psycho: Disease, Doctors, and Discontents (II) (AL) (Pre-1900 AL) *
What constitutes a pathological response to the pressures of modernity? How do pathological protagonists drive readers toward the precariousness of their own physical and mental health? The readings for this class center on the provisional nature of sanity and the challenges to bodily health in a world of modern commerce, media, and medical diagnoses. We will begin with 19th century texts and their engagement with seemingly "diseased" responses to urbanization, new forms of work, and new structures of the family and end with contemporary fictional psychopaths engaged in attacks on the world of images we inhabit in the present. Nineteenth century texts will likely include stories by Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Later 20th-century works will likely include Ken Kesey, /One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest/, Thomas Harris, /The Silence of the Lambs/, Susanna Kaysen, /Girl, Interrupted/, and Bret Easton Ellis, /American Psycho/.

ENAM0275A-S17

CRN: 22298

Multi-Ethnic British Lit
Multi-Ethnic British Literatures
"My name is Karim Amir," announces the protagonist of a Hanif Kureishi novel, "and I am an Englishman born and bred, almost." In this course we will investigate the complex subject of ethnic and national identity in the writing of British authors of Asian, African, and Caribbean descent. We will trace the shifting meanings of "black" and "British" as we move from 1950s migrant fictions to more recent reckonings with British multiculturalism. Topics to be considered will include diaspora and the work of memory; race and religion after 9/11; the representation of urban space; and the experience of asylum-seekers and refugees. 3 hrs. lect./disc. (Diversity)/

ENAM0312A-S17

CRN: 21770

Modern Poetry
Modern Poetry
This course will examine the nature and achievement of the major modern poets of Britain and America during the modern period, beginning with the origins of poetic modernism in the work of Gerard Manley Hopkins, Emily Dickinson, and Walt Whitman. The central figures to be studied are William Butler Yeats, T.S. Eliot, Robert Frost, Wallace Stevens, and W.H. Auden. The course will conclude with a look at some after-echoes of modernism in the work of Elizabeth Bishop and others. Two papers, one exam, with occasional oral presentations in class 3 hrs. lect./disc.

ENAM0325A-S17

Cross-Listed As:
CMLT0325A-S17

CRN: 22300

Chinese Poetry in the Far West
Chinese Poetry in the Far West
Although Tang poetry is recognized as one of the great achievements of world literature, much of its beauty is often lost in translation. In this course—intended for students with no knowledge of Chinese—we will thus devote a significant portion of our time learning from scratch how to read Tang poetry in the original by studying the most common characters and the most fundamental grammatical structures found in the Tang “sonnet.” We will also discuss such topics as: differences between Chinese and European poetics; theories of translation and intercultural adaptation; Orientalist fantasies of the ideogram; and the impact of Chinese poetry on Imagism. Students will study and write multiple translations in various styles. Readings will include both poetry and critical theory. No knowledge of Chinese is necessary. 3 hrs. lect./disc.

ENAM0332A-S17

CRN: 21771

Shakespeare's Histories
Shakespeare's Tragedies and Histories (I) (Pre-1800)
An intensive consideration of language, style, character, and structure, first in Shakespeare's epic history-play cycle, Richard II, Henry IV, and Henry V, and then in the major tragedies, Hamlet, King Lear, and Anthony and Cleopatra. 3 hrs. lect.; disc; screening

ENAM0359A-S17

Cross-Listed As:
RUSS0359A-S17

CRN: 22346

The Art Of Nabokov
Please register via RUSS 0359A
The Art of Vladimir Nabokov (in English)
A study of the "perverse" aesthetics of this Russian-American writer. We will expose the hidden plots under the surface of his fiction, follow and arbitrate the ongoing contest between the author and his fictional heroes, and search for the roots of Nabokov's poetics in Western and Russian literary traditions. An attempt will be made to show the continuity between the Russian and English works of this bilingual and bicultural writer. 3 hrs. lect.

ENAM0419A-S17

Cross-Listed As:
GSFS0419A-S17

CRN: 22302

Gender, Power and Politics
Gender, Power, and Politics on the Early Modern Stage (I) (Pre-1800)
In this class we will explore the representation of embodiment on the early modern stage, considering as we do so how theatrical embodiment intersects with other treatments of the body in early modern culture. As we consider the representation of the gendered body on stage or in so-called "closet" dramas, we will read both early modern and contemporary theoretical accounts of gender as performance, investigating among other issues the use of boy actors, the representation of specifically "female" disorders (e.g., "suffocation" or hysteria), the performance of maternity, the portrayal of female "voice" or vocality, and the treatment of same-sex eroticism. We will also study the dramatic use of related cultural codes pertaining to betrothal, marriage, cross-dressing, and sexual slander. Primary readings will include: Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, Webster's Duchess of Malfi, Cary's Tragedy of Mariam, and Cavendish's Convent of Pleasure. Historical sources will include midwifery manuals, conduct books, medical treatises on hysteria, and legal accounts of betrothal and marriage. 3 hrs. lect.

ENAM0463A-S17

CRN: 22391

Coetzee and DeLillo
Imagined Nations: Coetzee and DeLillo
J. M. Coetzee, chronicler of pre- and post-apartheid South Africa, asserts that “when the order of justice collapses in the state, it collapses in the heart too.” But to what extent can art and literature remedy a culture’s disease? Don DeLillo, examiner of America’s hyper-commercialized soul, fears the extinction of the writer’s individual voice in a world where “the future belongs to crowds.” Geographically worlds apart, Coetzee and DeLillo are united by an unsparing commitment to diagnose their respective nations’ social maladies and to assess literature’s imperiled relevance amid the postmodern condition. We will read the best of both authors, including Waiting for the Barbarians, Disgrace, White Noise, and Mao II. 3 hrs. sem.

ENAM0500A-S17

CRN: 20093

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500B-S17

CRN: 20094

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500C-S17

CRN: 20096

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500D-S17

CRN: 20098

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500F-S17

CRN: 20100

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500G-S17

CRN: 20101

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500I-S17

CRN: 20103

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500J-S17

CRN: 20105

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500K-S17

CRN: 20598

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500L-S17

CRN: 20600

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500M-S17

CRN: 20601

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500O-S17

CRN: 20680

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500P-S17

CRN: 20681

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500Q-S17

CRN: 20682

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500R-S17

CRN: 20683

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500S-S17

CRN: 20837

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500T-S17

CRN: 20838

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500V-S17

CRN: 20840

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500W-S17

CRN: 20841

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500X-S17

CRN: 20842

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500Y-S17

CRN: 20843

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500Z-S17

CRN: 20881

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0700A-S17

CRN: 20111

Senior Thesis:Critical Writing
Senior Thesis: Critical Writing
Individual guidance and seminar (discussions, workshops, tutorials) for those undertaking one-term projects in literary criticism or analysis. All critical thesis writers also take the Senior Thesis Workshop (ENAM 700Z) in either Fall or Spring Term.

ENAM0700B-S17

CRN: 20112

Senior Thesis:Critical Writing
Senior Thesis: Critical Writing
Individual guidance and seminar (discussions, workshops, tutorials) for those undertaking one-term projects in literary criticism or analysis. All critical thesis writers also take the Senior Thesis Workshop (ENAM 700Z) in either Fall or Spring Term.

ENAM0700C-S17

CRN: 20115

Senior Thesis:Critical Writing
Senior Thesis: Critical Writing
Individual guidance and seminar (discussions, workshops, tutorials) for those undertaking one-term projects in literary criticism or analysis. All critical thesis writers also take the Senior Thesis Workshop (ENAM 700Z) in either Fall or Spring Term.

ENAM0700D-S17

CRN: 20117

Senior Thesis:Critical Writing
Senior Thesis: Critical Writing
Individual guidance and seminar (discussions, workshops, tutorials) for those undertaking one-term projects in literary criticism or analysis. All critical thesis writers also take the Senior Thesis Workshop (ENAM 700Z) in either Fall or Spring Term.

ENAM0700F-S17

CRN: 20120

Senior Thesis:Critical Writing
Senior Thesis: Critical Writing
Individual guidance and seminar (discussions, workshops, tutorials) for those undertaking one-term projects in literary criticism or analysis. All critical thesis writers also take the Senior Thesis Workshop (ENAM 700Z) in either Fall or Spring Term.

ENAM0700G-S17

CRN: 20121

Senior Thesis:Critical Writing
Senior Thesis: Critical Writing
Individual guidance and seminar (discussions, workshops, tutorials) for those undertaking one-term projects in literary criticism or analysis. All critical thesis writers also take the Senior Thesis Workshop (ENAM 700Z) in either Fall or Spring Term.

ENAM0700H-S17

CRN: 20124

Senior Thesis:Critical Writing
Senior Thesis: Critical Writing
Individual guidance and seminar (discussions, workshops, tutorials) for those undertaking one-term projects in literary criticism or analysis. All critical thesis writers also take the Senior Thesis Workshop (ENAM 700Z) in either Fall or Spring Term.

ENAM0700I-S17

CRN: 20125

Senior Thesis:Critical Writing
Senior Thesis: Critical Writing
Individual guidance and seminar (discussions, workshops, tutorials) for those undertaking one-term projects in literary criticism or analysis. All critical thesis writers also take the Senior Thesis Workshop (ENAM 700Z) in either Fall or Spring Term.

ENAM0700J-S17

CRN: 20127

Senior Thesis:Critical Writing
Senior Thesis: Critical Writing
Individual guidance and seminar (discussions, workshops, tutorials) for those undertaking one-term projects in literary criticism or analysis. All critical thesis writers also take the Senior Thesis Workshop (ENAM 700Z) in either Fall or Spring Term.

ENAM0700K-S17

CRN: 20128

Senior Thesis:Critical Writing
Senior Thesis: Critical Writing
Individual guidance and seminar (discussions, workshops, tutorials) for those undertaking one-term projects in literary criticism or analysis. All critical thesis writers also take the Senior Thesis Workshop (ENAM 700Z) in either Fall or Spring Term.

ENAM0700L-S17

CRN: 20170

Senior Thesis:Critical Writing
Senior Thesis: Critical Writing
Individual guidance and seminar (discussions, workshops, tutorials) for those undertaking one-term projects in literary criticism or analysis. All critical thesis writers also take the Senior Thesis Workshop (ENAM 700Z) in either Fall or Spring Term.

ENAM0700M-S17

CRN: 20513

Senior Thesis:Critical Writing
Senior Thesis: Critical Writing
Individual guidance and seminar (discussions, workshops, tutorials) for those undertaking one-term projects in literary criticism or analysis. All critical thesis writers also take the Senior Thesis Workshop (ENAM 700Z) in either Fall or Spring Term.

ENAM0700P-S17

CRN: 20594

Senior Thesis:Critical Writing
Senior Thesis: Critical Writing
Individual guidance and seminar (discussions, workshops, tutorials) for those undertaking one-term projects in literary criticism or analysis. All critical thesis writers also take the Senior Thesis Workshop (ENAM 700Z) in either Fall or Spring Term.

ENAM0700Q-S17

CRN: 20736

Senior Thesis:Critical Writing
Senior Thesis: Critical Writing
Individual guidance and seminar (discussions, workshops, tutorials) for those undertaking one-term projects in literary criticism or analysis. All critical thesis writers also take the Senior Thesis Workshop (ENAM 700Z) in either Fall or Spring Term.

ENAM0700R-S17

CRN: 20596

Senior Thesis:Critical Writing
Senior Thesis: Critical Writing
Individual guidance and seminar (discussions, workshops, tutorials) for those undertaking one-term projects in literary criticism or analysis. All critical thesis writers also take the Senior Thesis Workshop (ENAM 700Z) in either Fall or Spring Term.

ENAM0700S-S17

CRN: 20597

Senior Thesis:Critical Writing
Senior Thesis: Critical Writing
Individual guidance and seminar (discussions, workshops, tutorials) for those undertaking one-term projects in literary criticism or analysis. All critical thesis writers also take the Senior Thesis Workshop (ENAM 700Z) in either Fall or Spring Term.

ENAM0700T-S17

CRN: 20727

Senior Thesis:Critical Writing
Senior Thesis: Critical Writing
Individual guidance and seminar (discussions, workshops, tutorials) for those undertaking one-term projects in literary criticism or analysis. All critical thesis writers also take the Senior Thesis Workshop (ENAM 700Z) in either Fall or Spring Term.

ENAM0700U-S17

CRN: 20728

Senior Thesis:Critical Writing
Senior Thesis: Critical Writing
Individual guidance and seminar (discussions, workshops, tutorials) for those undertaking one-term projects in literary criticism or analysis. All critical thesis writers also take the Senior Thesis Workshop (ENAM 700Z) in either Fall or Spring Term.

ENAM0700V-S17

CRN: 20729

Senior Thesis:Critical Writing
Senior Thesis: Critical Writing
Individual guidance and seminar (discussions, workshops, tutorials) for those undertaking one-term projects in literary criticism or analysis. All critical thesis writers also take the Senior Thesis Workshop (ENAM 700Z) in either Fall or Spring Term.

ENAM0700W-S17

CRN: 20844

Senior Thesis:Critical Writing
Senior Thesis: Critical Writing
Individual guidance and seminar (discussions, workshops, tutorials) for those undertaking one-term projects in literary criticism or analysis. All critical thesis writers also take the Senior Thesis Workshop (ENAM 700Z) in either Fall or Spring Term.

ENAM0700X-S17

CRN: 20845

Senior Thesis:Critical Writing
Senior Thesis: Critical Writing
Individual guidance and seminar (discussions, workshops, tutorials) for those undertaking one-term projects in literary criticism or analysis. All critical thesis writers also take the Senior Thesis Workshop (ENAM 700Z) in either Fall or Spring Term.

ENAM0700Y-S17

CRN: 20846

Senior Thesis:Critical Writing
Senior Thesis: Critical Writing
Individual guidance and seminar (discussions, workshops, tutorials) for those undertaking one-term projects in literary criticism or analysis. All critical thesis writers also take the Senior Thesis Workshop (ENAM 700Z) in either Fall or Spring Term.

ENAM0700Z-S17

CRN: 20858

Senior Thesis:Critical Writing
Senior Thesis: Workshop
Senior Thesis: Critical Writing
Individual guidance and seminar (discussions, workshops, tutorials) for those undertaking one-term projects in literary criticism or analysis. All critical thesis writers also take the Senior Thesis Workshop (ENAM 700Z) in either Fall or Spring Term.

ENAM0708A-S17

CRN: 21620

Joint Senior Work: ENAM-THEA
Senior Work: Joint Majors in English & American Literatures and Theatre
Approval required.

Department of English & American Literatures

Axinn Center at Starr Library
15 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753