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CRWR0170A-S18

CRN: 21208

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-S18

CRN: 21598

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.

CRWR0218A-S18

Cross-Listed As:
THEA0218A-S18

CRN: 22522

Playwriting I: Beginning
Please register via THEA 0218A
Playwriting I: Beginning
The purpose of the course is to gain a theoretical and practical understanding of writing for the stage. Students will read, watch, and analyze published plays, as well as work by their peers, but the focus throughout will remain on the writing and development of original work. (Formerly THEA/ENAM 0218)

CRWR0333A-S18

Cross-Listed As:
WRPR0333A-S18

CRN: 21942

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-S18

Cross-Listed As:
FMMC0341A-S18

CRN: 21209

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.

CRWR0370A-S18

CRN: 22116

Advanced Fiction Workshop
Workshop: Fiction
Study and practice in techniques of fiction writing through workshops and readings in short fiction and novels. Class discussions will be based on student manuscripts and published model works. Emphasis will be placed on composition and revision. (ENAM/CRWR 0170, ENAM/CRWR 0175, or ENAM/CRWR 0185) (Approval required; please apply online at http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/enam/resources/forms or at the Department office) (Formerly ENAM 0370) (This course is not a college writing course) 3 hrs. sem.

CRWR0375A-S18

CRN: 21210

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.

CRWR0380A-S18

CRN: 22119

Advanced Non-Fiction Workshop
Advanced Nonfiction Workshop
In this course we will study and practice techniques of nonfiction writing through contemporary essay and narrative nonfiction workshops and readings in the contemporary essay. Class discussions will be based on student manuscripts and published model works. Emphasis will be placed on composition and revision. (CRWR 0170, CRWR 0175, or CRWR 0185) (Approval Required; please apply at the department office in Axinn) (formerly ENAM 0380)

CRWR0560A-S18

CRN: 21156

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

CRWR0560B-S18

CRN: 21157

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

CRWR0560C-S18

CRN: 21158

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

CRWR0560D-S18

CRN: 21159

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

CRWR0560E-S18

CRN: 21160

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

CRWR0560F-S18

CRN: 21161

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

CRWR0560G-S18

CRN: 21162

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

CRWR0560H-S18

CRN: 21163

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

CRWR0560I-S18

CRN: 21164

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

CRWR0560J-S18

CRN: 21165

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

CRWR0560K-S18

CRN: 21166

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

CRWR0560L-S18

CRN: 21167

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

CRWR0560M-S18

CRN: 21168

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

CRWR0560N-S18

CRN: 21169

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

CRWR0560O-S18

CRN: 21170

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

CRWR0560P-S18

CRN: 21171

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

CRWR0560Q-S18

CRN: 21172

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

CRWR0560R-S18

CRN: 21173

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

CRWR0560S-S18

CRN: 21174

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

CRWR0560T-S18

CRN: 21175

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

CRWR0560U-S18

CRN: 21176

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

CRWR0560V-S18

CRN: 21177

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

CRWR0560W-S18

CRN: 21178

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

CRWR0560X-S18

CRN: 21179

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

CRWR0560Y-S18

CRN: 21180

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

CRWR0560Z-S18

CRN: 21181

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

CRWR0701A-S18

CRN: 21182

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-S18

CRN: 21183

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-S18

CRN: 21184

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-S18

CRN: 21185

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-S18

CRN: 21186

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-S18

CRN: 21187

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-S18

CRN: 21188

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-S18

CRN: 21189

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-S18

CRN: 21190

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-S18

CRN: 21191

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-S18

CRN: 21192

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-S18

CRN: 21193

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.

CRWR0701M-S18

CRN: 21194

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.

CRWR0701N-S18

CRN: 21195

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-S18

CRN: 21196

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-S18

CRN: 21197

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.

CRWR0701Q-S18

CRN: 21198

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.

CRWR0701R-S18

CRN: 21199

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-S18

CRN: 21200

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.

CRWR0701T-S18

CRN: 21201

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-S18

CRN: 21202

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-S18

CRN: 21203

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-S18

CRN: 21204

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-S18

CRN: 21205

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-S18

CRN: 21206

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-S18

CRN: 21207

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-S18

CRN: 20614

Reading Literature
A Reading Literature
In order to understand how poems achieve expressiveness by means of rhyme, rhythm, formal structure, and diction, we will devote the first half of the semester to reading, analyzing, and discussing major lyric and narrative poems by poets considered the greatest of their respective eras: Shakespeare, Donne, Milton, Pope, Keats, Tennyson, Christina Rossetti, T. S. Eliot, and Edna St. Vincent Millay. In the second half of the course we will study dramatic literature and fiction: one play by G. B. Shaw (Pygmalion) and one by Terence Rattigan, to understand how drama achieves its powerful emotional impact; we will also read a selection of short stories and novellas by notable practitioners of narrative art: Melville (Billy Budd), W. Somerset Maugham, and Katherine Anne Porter (Noon Wine). Six short papers will help you improve your writing skills and your ability to write papers about the three genres of literature. 3 hrs. lect./disc.

ENAM0103B-S18

CRN: 20615

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-S18

CRN: 20616

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-S18

CRN: 21106

Reading Literature
Reading Literature: Fantastic Voyages
If every work of literature takes us to some “far country” of a world partly real and partly imagined, this course will be a “grand tour” of far-flung destinations, some of which will possess a gentle beauty, some of which will prove dangerous and harrowing. Our main concern, apart from learning how to appreciate a wide variety of styles, techniques, and genres, will be to acquire the analytical and writing skills that will allow students to convincingly communicate their feelings and insights about literature to others. To accomplish this, we will closely read selected works from Shakespeare to the present, become familiar with a lexicon of helpful literary terms, and introduce ourselves to some basics of literary theory. 3 hrs. lect./disc.

ENAM0109A-S18

CRN: 22394

Literary "Character"
Literary “Character”
In this course we will investigate literary character—what it is; what makes it “round,” “flat,” “deep,” “shallow”; its history. In seeking to understand “character,” we will create our own stories, using characters from our readings, or introducing characters we create into plots or settings from those readings. In expository essays and class discussions, we will also consider the following questions: how and why did “fictional person” acquire the name “character” (literally “engraved mark”)? How does “character” relate to representations of body, property, authorship, gender, race? How does theatrical character relate to novelistic and short-story character? Possible authors: Aristotle, Theophrastus, Terence, Geoffrey Chaucer, William Shakespeare, Laurence Sterne, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Herman Melville, Mark Twain, Virginia Woolf, Richard Wright, Julia Alvarez. 3 hrs. lect.

ENAM0204A-S18

CRN: 20017

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.

ENAM0204B-S18

CRN: 22202

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-S18

Cross-Listed As:
CMLT0205A-S18

CRN: 20335

Intro:Contemporary Lit. Theory
Introduction to Contemporary Literary Theory
In this course we 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 multiple interpretations of a given literary work. The approaches covered may include New Criticism, Psychoanalysis, Marxism and Cultural Criticism, Race Theory and Multicultural Criticism, Feminism, Post-Colonial Criticism, Queer Studies, Eco-Criticism, Post-Structuralism, and others. These theories will be applied to various works of fiction, poetry, and drama. 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.

ENAM0212A-S18

CRN: 22203

American Literature Since 1945
American Literature Since 1945 (AL)
In this course we will trace the development of the postmodern sensibility in American literature since the Second World War. We will read works in four genres: short fiction, novels, non-fiction (the "new journalism"), and poetry. Authors will include Saul Bellow, Joseph Heller, Ralph Ellison, Flannery O'Connor, Jack Kerouac, Vladimir Nabokov, Tom Wolfe, Joan Didion, Toni Morrison, and Don DeLillo. 3 hrs. lect./disc.

ENAM0215A-S18

Cross-Listed As:
ENVS0215A-S18

CRN: 21922

Contested Grounds
Please register via ENVS 0215A
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.

ENAM0227A-S18

Cross-Listed As:
ENVS0227A-S18

CRN: 22395

Nature, Culture, Poetry
Encounters With the Wild: Nature, Culture, Poetry (I)
Civilization is often defined against wilderness. The two ideas are not exclusive but mutually constitutive, for wilderness and the wild turn out to be central to notions of the civil and the civilized. Poets have long been preoccupied by the boundaries and connections between these ideas. The word "poetry" itself comes from a Greek word for "craft" or "shaping"; thus, poetry implies the shaping of natural elements into an artful whole. In this course we will examine the literary history of this ongoing dialectic by reading and discussing masterpieces of Western literature, from ancient epics to modern poetry and folklore. As we do so we will rethink the craft of poetry, and the role of the poet, in mapping the wild. Readings will include Gilgamesh, The Odyssey, sections of The Bible and Ovid's Metamorphoses, Beowulf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest, and poems by Wyatt, Marlowe, Jonson, Donne, Marvell, Pope, and Thompson. (This course counts toward the ENVS Literature focus and the ENVS Environmental Non-Fiction Focus) lect./disc.

ENAM0240A-S18

Cross-Listed As:
AMST0240A-S18

CRN: 22269

Captivity Narratives
Please register via AMST 0240A
Captivity Narratives (II) (Pre-1900 AL)
Captivity narratives—first-person accounts of people's experiences of being forcibly taken and held against their will by an "other"—were immensely popular and important in early America; the captivity motif has been perpetuated and transformed throughout later American literature and film. In this course we will explore what these types of tales reveal about how Americans have handled the issues of race and racism, religion, gender, violence and sexuality that experiences of captivity entail. Beginning with classic Puritan narratives (Mary Rowlandson) and moving forward through the 19th and 20th centuries, we will consider the ways that novels (The Last of the Mohicans), autobiographies (Patty Hearst, Iraqi captivity of Pvt. Jessica Lynch) and films (The Searchers, Little Big Man, Dances with Wolves) do cultural work in shaping and challenging images of American national identity. 3 hrs. lect.

ENAM0250A-S18

CRN: 22204

The Romantic Revolution
The Romantic Revolution (II)
he generation of British poets and novelists known collectively as the Romantics decisively rebelled against earlier conceptions of what literature could speak about, how it could best describe a rapidly changing world, and who was fit to be its reader. Arguably the first environmentalists, the Romantics also initiated our modern discussions of gender, class, race, and nationalism. To encounter the Romantics is to witness intellectual courage taking up arms against habit, prejudice, and tyranny. We will trace their genius and daring (and follow their personal attachments for, and rivalries with, each other) through the poetry of Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats, and the novels of Mary Shelley and Emily Brönte. 3 hrs. lect./disc.

ENAM0253A-S18

Cross-Listed As:
AMST0253A-S18

CRN: 22270

Science Fiction
Please register via AMST 0253A
Science Fiction
Time travel, aliens, androids, robots, corporate and political domination, reimaginings of race, gender, sexuality and the human body--these concerns have dominated science fiction over the last 150 years. But for all of its interest in the future, science fiction tends to focus on technologies and social problems relevant to the period in which it is written. In this course, we'll work to understand both the way that authors imagine technology's role in society and how those imaginings create meanings for science and its objects of study and transformation. Some likely reading and films include Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, H. G. Wells, The Island of Doctor Moreau, Ridley Scott, Blade Runner, and works by William Gibson, Ursula LeGuin, Octavia Butler and other contemporary writers. (Students who have taken FYSE 1162 are not eligible to register for this course). 3 hrs. lect./disc.

ENAM0263A-S18

Cross-Listed As:
AMST0263A-S18

CRN: 21863

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/.

ENAM0266A-S18

Cross-Listed As:
LITS0266A-S18

CRN: 22325

Sentimental Educations
Please register via LITS 0266A
Growing up: Sentimental Educations
The Romantic movement lent new authority to personal feeling (then often referred to as 'Sentiment') as the most powerful way to apprehend truth. By 1900 childhood and adolescence had become accepted as separable stages of life through which one grew to adulthood. Accordingly, the nineteenth century witnessed the flourishing of an international fictional tradition, later called the Bildungsroman, or "novel of education" that focused upon a single individual in an increasingly urban world. We will study portrayals of 'growing up' in major, influential novels by Goethe, Balzac, Charlotte Bronte, Dickens, Flaubert (a novel titled Sentimental Education). Turgenev, Henry James and James Joyce. 3 Hrs. Lect/Disc

ENAM0309A-S18

Cross-Listed As:
CMLT0309A-S18

CRN: 22206

Contemporary Literature
Contemporary Literature
In this course we will explore seminal works of the post-World War II literature written in English. In the course of our readings we will move through the cultural and social transformations beginning with the paranoia and alienation of the Cold War, and continuing with the Civil Rights era, the national crisis of Vietnam, the rise of multiculturalism and the culture wars in the 1980s, the wide ranging effects of the information revolution, the profits and perils of globalization, and the profound anxiety of the war on terror. Writers studied will include Thomas Pynchon, Vladimir Nabokov, Don DeLillo, Donald Barthelme, William S. Burroughs, Toni Morrison, Ishmael Reed, Ana Castillo, and Art Spiegelman. 3 hrs. lect.

ENAM0332A-S18

CRN: 21600

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

ENAM0347A-S18

Cross-Listed As:
AMST0347A-S18

CRN: 22271

Families-American Ethnic Lits
Please register via AMST 0347A
Families in American Ethnic Literatures
In this course we will explore depictions of "the family" by authors of various ethnicities-in every case interaction with/integration into "American life" is at issue. Under that broad rubric, we will discuss a range of topics, including: the processes of individual and group identity erasure and formation; experiences of intergenerational conflict; considerations of the burden and promise of personal and communal histories; examinations of varied understandings of race, class, and gender; and interrogations of "Americanness." Authors include Ronald Takaki, Gloria Naylor, Arturo Islas, Sherman Alexie, Philip Roth, Julie Otsuka, Jhumpa Lahiri, Junot Diaz, Gish Jen, and Dinaw Mengestu. 3 hrs. lect. (Diversity)

ENAM0373A-S18

Cross-Listed As:
CMLT0373A-S18 ENAM0373B-S18 CMLT0373B-S18

CRN: 22423

The Novel and the City
The Novel and the City
In this course we will examine a number of novels from the 20th and 21st centuries that are about life in the city, taking a global and trans-national approach. We will explore formations of urban life alongside transformations in the novel as a genre. We will put these novels of city life in dialogue with critical theory—that is, theories of culture and society that have as their aim human emancipation (for example, Marxism, feminism, critical race studies, and postcolonial studies). The novels we read will reflect important literary movements such as realism, modernism, and postmodernism. (Not open to students who have taken ENAM 0447) (Diversity)/

ENAM0373B-S18

Cross-Listed As:
ENAM0373A-S18 CMLT0373A-S18 CMLT0373B-S18

CRN: 22425

The Novel and the City
The Novel and the City
In this course we will examine a number of novels from the 20th and 21st centuries that are about life in the city, taking a global and trans-national approach. We will explore formations of urban life alongside transformations in the novel as a genre. We will put these novels of city life in dialogue with critical theory—that is, theories of culture and society that have as their aim human emancipation (for example, Marxism, feminism, critical race studies, and postcolonial studies). The novels we read will reflect important literary movements such as realism, modernism, and postmodernism. (Not open to students who have taken ENAM 0447) (Diversity)/

ENAM0459A-S18

CRN: 22331

Poetics of Protest
Poetics of Protest: Political Poetry from Sonnet to Slam
In this course we will study the art, history, theory, politics, and practice of American poetry that is explicitly aimed at protesting various forms of social injustice, beginning with the Harlem Renaissance and through the most recent experiments in the spoken word form. Students will write a research essay integrating a range of critical sources with their own analysis, but the course is also designed to help students develop techniques for powerfully expressing political dissent through poetry. The flexible syllabus will include the likes of Claude McKay, Countee Cullen, Helene Johnson, Langston Hughes, W.E.B. Du Bois, Richard Wright, Allen Ginsberg, Charles Bernstein, Gwendolyn Brooks, Audrey Lorde, Adrienne Rich, Amiri Baraka, Nikki Giovanni, Claudia Rankin, Ashley Jones, Saul Williams, Denice Frohman, Alysia Harris, Rachel McKibbens, Taylor Mali, and others. Coursework will include reading poetry and critical essays, viewing videos, listening to recordings, composing and performing (or recording) one poem, and attending one live event. 3 hrs. sem.

ENAM0462A-S18

Cross-Listed As:
CMLT0462A-S18

CRN: 22358

Lit Migration Displacement
Literature of Displacement: Forced Migration, Diaspora, Exile
We will study contemporary postcolonial literature and theory about migration, displacement, exile, and diaspora. Spurred variously by force, necessity and desire, migrants leave their homes and homelands with regret and with hope. Writers address the historical forces that shape these migrations: decolonization and neo-colonialism, globalization, warfare, dispossession, political violence, religious conflict, and environmental catastrophe. These writers experiment with narrative form and poetic language to explore the experiences of undocumented immigrant workers, exiles, refugees and well-to-do migrants. We will examine constructions of identity, history, community and place in texts by Anzaldua, Ali, Darwish, Diome, Patel, Gomez Pena, Said, Rushdie, Spivak, and others. (Diversity)/

ENAM0500A-S18

CRN: 20089

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500B-S18

CRN: 20090

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500C-S18

CRN: 20092

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500D-S18

CRN: 20094

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500F-S18

CRN: 20096

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500G-S18

CRN: 20097

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500H-S18

CRN: 20098

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500I-S18

CRN: 20099

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500J-S18

CRN: 20101

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500K-S18

CRN: 20579

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500L-S18

CRN: 20581

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500M-S18

CRN: 20582

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500N-S18

CRN: 20658

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500O-S18

CRN: 20659

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500P-S18

CRN: 20660

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500Q-S18

CRN: 20661

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500R-S18

CRN: 20662

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500S-S18

CRN: 20816

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500T-S18

CRN: 20817

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500U-S18

CRN: 20818

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500V-S18

CRN: 20819

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500W-S18

CRN: 20820

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500X-S18

CRN: 20821

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500Y-S18

CRN: 20822

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500Z-S18

CRN: 20860

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0700A-S18

CRN: 20107

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-S18

CRN: 20108

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-S18

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.

ENAM0700D-S18

CRN: 20113

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.

ENAM0700E-S18

CRN: 20114

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-S18

CRN: 20116

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-S18

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.

ENAM0700H-S18

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.

ENAM0700I-S18

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.

ENAM0700J-S18

CRN: 20123

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-S18

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.

ENAM0700L-S18

CRN: 20166

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-S18

CRN: 20498

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.

ENAM0700N-S18

CRN: 20499

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.

ENAM0700O-S18

CRN: 20501

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-S18

CRN: 20575

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-S18

CRN: 20715

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-S18

CRN: 20577

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-S18

CRN: 20578

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-S18

CRN: 20706

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-S18

CRN: 20707

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-S18

CRN: 20708

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-S18

CRN: 20823

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-S18

CRN: 20824

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-S18

CRN: 20825

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-S18

CRN: 20837

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-S18

CRN: 21514

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