English (ENGL)

ENGL 1001 Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition 3 Credits

This course introduces students to the academic discipline of rhetoric and composition. Students read nonfiction texts, including rhetoric and composition and cross-disciplinary scholarship, in order to analyze their conventions and craft texts in various genres and modalities for a range of audiences. Students develop effective writing processes, sound research strategies, strong academic arguments, rhetorical awareness, and sensitivity to disciplinarity. The course prepares students to transfer this knowledge to their compositions across the curriculum and across contexts. Previously ENW 0100.

ENGL 1002 Texts and Contexts II: Writing About Literature 3 Credits

This course focuses on the development of increasingly sophisticated reading, writing, researching, and inquiry skills through the exploration of literary texts and their contexts. Students will practice close reading techniques, be introduced to key terms and concepts in literary study, and practice writing in a variety of academic and creative genres. The course is intended to foster greater appreciation for the power of literature and literary study as a foundation to all the liberal arts. Previously EN 0012.

ENGL 1010 Introduction to Literary and Cultural Studies 3 Credits

Attributes: E_AF English Literature After 1800, WDIV World Diversity

This course allows students to develop ways of reading, analyzing, and interacting with texts in English from around the globe. You will focus on such questions as: How are literary texts produced? How do local, national, and global cultures and events affect the way authors fashion their texts? Do literary works produced in different cultures at the same time "speak to each other" across time and space? The course will be run as a combination of lecture and small group discussion and will make use of web-based background materials to provide context and depth to the readings. Previously EN 0101.

ENGL 1020 Introduction to Contemporary World Literature 3 Credits

Attributes: E_AF English Literature After 1800, WDIV World Diversity

Students will review recent fiction from around the world, including Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, New Zealand, and the Middle East. Students learn strategies for comparing stories and narrative styles from different cultures, subject positions, and sociopolitical frameworks. Students develop a stronger awareness of different types of subjectivity in a global context. Previously EN 0102.

ENGL 1030 Fairy Tales 3 Credits

Attributes: E_AF English Literature After 1800, FREN French Course Taught in English

A study of classic fairy tales in their oldest preserved versions by authors like Charles Perrault and the Brothers Grimm; in nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature influenced by the fairy tale tradition; in post-modern literary retellings; and in film and popular culture. The class leads to the production of a term paper involving research in primary sources and literary and folklore criticism. Previously EN 0103.

ENGL 1050 African Diaspora: Literature and Culture 3 Credits

Attributes: ASEN American Studies: Literature, ASGW American Studies: Gateway, BSAH Black Studies: Arts and Humanities, BSFC Black Studies Focus Course, E_AF English Literature After 1800, LCEL LACS Minor: Elective, WDIV World Diversity

This course offers an interdisciplinary introduction to the African Diaspora, incorporating texts from Africa, the Caribbean, North America, and Europe. Beginning with colonization in Africa and representations of the Middle Passage, the course covers historical topics such as enslavement and the plantation system, abolition movements, migration within and out of the Caribbean, resistance movements, the Harlem Renaissance, and independence struggles. As we study the Atlantic world and globalization across several centuries, we will examine cultural syncretism, commodity culture rooted in the Triangle Trade, and creative endeavors in literature and the arts (painting and sculpture, film, music, dance, theatre). Previously EN 0105.

ENGL 1060 Masterpieces of Greek Literature in English Translation 3 Credits

Attributes: E_BF English Literature Before 1800

This course surveys major works of ancient Greek literature, emphasizing the content of this literature as a key to understanding classical Greek civilization and as meaningful in a contemporary context. Crosslisted with CLST 1060. Previously EN 0106.

ENGL 1070 Masterpieces of Roman Literature in English Translation 3 Credits

Attributes: E_BF English Literature Before 1800

This course surveys major works of Roman literature of the republic and early empire, emphasizing the content of this literature as a key to understanding Roman civilization, and as meaningful in a contemporary context. Crosslisted with CLST 1070. Previously EN 0107.

ENGL 1080 Myth in Classical Literature 3 Credits

Attributes: E_BF English Literature Before 1800

This course introduces students to classical mythology through an examination of the diverse ways in which myth and legend are treated in the literatures of ancient Greece and Rome. Students read texts in English translation; knowledge of Greek or Latin is not required. Crosslisted with CLST 1080. Previously EN 0108.

ENGL 1090 Greek Tragedy in English Translation 3 Credits

Attributes: E_BF English Literature Before 1800

An intensive study in translation of the surviving works of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides. Knowledge of Greek is not required. Crosslisted with CLST 1090. Previously EN 0109.

ENGL 1110 International Short Fiction 3 Credits

Attributes: E_AF English Literature After 1800

This course examines works of short fiction from around the world written during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The degree to which and the specific manners in which these works contribute to a characteristically modern sense of human existence and the function of narrative art forms the basis for reading selections. Through textual analysis, students compare and contrast various versions of the modern experience as produced by authors such as Gogol, Melville, Mansfield, Joyce, Lawrence, Cather, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Kafka, Hemingway, Lessing, Borges, Barth, Böll, Mishima, Achebe, Erdrich, and Atwood. Previously EN 0111.

ENGL 1120 19th-Century Russian Novel and World Literature 3 Credits

Attributes: E_AF English Literature After 1800, RECS Russian, Eastern European, and Central Asian Studies

This comparative study of major Russian authors and their counterparts in France, Germany, England, and the U.S. begins with short fiction and moves to novels such as Père Goriot, Crime and Punishment, A Hero of Our Time, and Madame Bovary. Russian writers include Pushkin, Lermontov, Dostoevsky, Turgenev, and Tolstoy. Topics include the role of marriage and attitudes towards the family, urban versus rural experience, especially the role of the city, the fantastic in literature, narrative technique, and the development of 19th-century fiction. Previously EN 0112.

ENGL 1130 Literature of the Holocaust 3 Credits

Attributes: E_AF English Literature After 1800, GMEL German Major or Minor Course, GMEN German Course Taught in English, HACA Humanitarian Action Minor Context Course, JST Judaic Studies Minor, PJST Peace and Justice Studies

After an introduction to the historical, political, and social background of the Holocaust, this course uses poetry, drama, fiction, non-fiction, art, and music to explore the genocide of Jews and other groups by Nazi Germany (1933-1945). The course seeks to discover what transpired during the Holocaust and what it means to our understanding of human nature and of our civilization. Readings and films include Appelfeld's Badenheim 1939, Spiegelman's Maus I and II, Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning, Wiesenthal's The Sunflower, Spielberg's "Schindler's List," Wiltsie's "The Good German," and more. Previously EN 0113.

ENGL 1140 Caribbean Literature: History, Culture, and Identity 3 Credits

Attributes: ASEN American Studies: Literature, ASGW American Studies: Gateway, BSFC Black Studies Focus Course, EDCG Educational Studies Cognate, EDDV Educational Studies Diversity, E_AF English Literature After 1800, FREL French Major or Minor Course, FREN French Course Taught in English, LCEL LACS Minor: Elective, PJST Peace and Justice Studies, WDIV World Diversity

This course serves as an introduction to the field of Caribbean literatures in English and English translation, with a focus on the French-speaking Caribbean. We survey a wide range of theoretical and fictional texts (poetry, short stories, novels, theatre), and introduce students to the debate surrounding the formation of Antillean cultural identity/identities. This course examines Caribbean literatures with respect to their language of origin, colonization, slavery, racial experience, landscape, migration, and diaspora, specifically in Haiti, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Barbados, Trinidad, Cuba, and the Netherlands Antilles/Suriname. Previously EN 0114.

ENGL 1150 Dante 3 Credits

Attributes: CAOT Catholic Studies: Non-Religious Studies, E_BF English Literature Before 1800, ISIF Italian Studies: Italy-Focused, ISIT Italian Studies: Italian

This course examines the works of Dante Alighieri, including the Vita nuova, in addition to the "Inferno," "Purgatorio," and "Paradiso" from the Divine Comedy. Students are introduced to the political, linguistic, theological, and poetic ideas that make Dante's works not only significant in the medieval context, but also continue to challenge and inform modern debates. Crosslisted with ITLN 3289. Previously EN 0115.

ENGL 1180 Modern China through Fiction and Film 3 Credits

Attributes: ANMC Asian Studies Elective, E_AF English Literature After 1800, WDIV World Diversity

This course is a study of various cultural aspects of modern China in the 20th century through reading translated fiction as well as films. Students explore topics such as modernity, nationalism, individualism, gender, and cultural identity in the modern cultural-historical context. Also will be discussed are issues particular to fiction and film as representational modes: How do fiction and film narrate history and the complex Chinese experience? How have they both been shaped by and contributed to the socio-cultural transformations? And how do they represent the increasingly diversified cultural and social landscape of contemporary China? Crosslisted with CHIN 2250. Previously EN 0118.

ENGL 1200 American Women Playwrights 3 Credits

Attributes: ASGW American Studies: Gateway, ENAM American Literature, E_AF English Literature After 1800, UDIV U.S. Diversity, WSGF Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Gender Focused

This course traces the evolution of plays by women from the Revolutionary War to plays reflecting the 21st-century concerns of African American, Asian, American, and Latina playwrights. Plays are discussed in light of the social, political, and economic climates that produced them. Special emphasis is given to questions of sex, gender, race, ethnicity, and class, as we explore how American women, despite considerable obstacles, have developed their own theatrical voices. Our study is further informed by the work of feminist performance theorists. Crosslisted with THTR 1200. Previously EN 0120.

ENGL 1210 American Literature and the Environment 3 Credits

Attributes: ASEN American Studies: Literature, ASGW American Studies: Gateway, ENAM American Literature, EVHU Environmental Studies: Humanities, EVME Environmental Studies Major Elective, EVPE Environmental Studies Elective, E_AF English Literature After 1800

This course aims to explore the ways in which ideas about the physical, "natural" environment have been shaped in American literature. The course will survey a variety of important texts in this tradition and introduce students to the scholarly perspective known as Ecocriticism. Texts may include those by Austin, Cather, Leopold, Muir, Silko, and Thoreau. Previously EN 0121.

ENGL 1220 The Frontier in American Literature 3 Credits

Attributes: ASEN American Studies: Literature, ASGW American Studies: Gateway, ENAM American Literature, E_AF English Literature After 1800

For the last five centuries, the frontier, understood as the place where humanity comes into contact with its apparent absence in the shape of alien beings and landscapes, has been the subject of some of the most lasting and powerful American stories. In this course, students concentrate on some of the major representations of the frontier produced between the 1820s and the present to learn how to recognize and talk about the position that the American western has occupied in our culture. Authors include Cooper, Twain, Cather, and McCarthy; filmmakers include Ford, Peckinpagh, and Eastwood. Previously EN 0122.

ENGL 1230 Ethnic American Literature 3 Credits

Attributes: ASEN American Studies: Literature, ASGW American Studies: Gateway, ENAM American Literature, E_AF English Literature After 1800, LCEL LACS Minor: Elective

This course focuses on stories from writers whose countries came in contact with American colonization. The course examines postcolonial themes in a historical context, and asks what it means to be a writer whose identity is formed by the diasporic flight of one's people. We begin with theorizing postcoloniality and move to a study of 20th century writing by Puerto Rican, Filipino, Vietnamese, and other ethnic American writers. Topics include the influences of English on vernacular literatures and the relationship of the postcolonial to contemporary politics and art. Previously EN 0123.

ENGL 1235 Jewish Identity in Literature 3 Credits

This course explores Jewish identity through literature. Beginning with an investigation into various faith traditions and family practices, we study foundational texts in order to establish essential questions. Units on "Wrestling," "Blessings," "Living in a Broken World," and "Justice" will engage with ethics and morality as well as spiritual and artistic traditions. Texts will range from excerpts from Genesis to modern poetry and novels, with attention also to paintings, films, and other media.

ENGL 1240 American Literature: Myths and Legends 3 Credits

Attributes: ASEN American Studies: Literature, ASGW American Studies: Gateway, ENAM American Literature, E_AF English Literature After 1800

Our national literary tradition has been defined by the stories we tell about ourselves and our conversations about important social and political issues, including race, reform, democracy, suffrage, Native American removal, class, technology, and Manifest Destiny. This course explores how literature reflects, constructs, and questions the dominant image and understanding of the American identity from the Puritans through the nineteenth century. The course leads to developing a term paper drawing on research and using literary criticism. Writers include Bradstreet, Franklin, Wheatley, Irving, Douglass, Poe, Whitman, Dickinson, James, and Twain. Previously EN 0124.

ENGL 1245 American Romanticism 3 Credits

Attributes: E_AF English Literature After 1800

This course explores transcendentalism and romanticism during the flowering of intellectual and social life in America from 1830 to 1865. Studying the transatlantic origins of these movements through an interdisciplinary lens, we examine how these writers responded to broad social, aesthetic, and philosophical influences in crafting their unique literary styles. We will also analyze paintings, photographs, film, and material culture to understand how romanticism and transcendentalism defined this age and continues to influence our own. Authors include Emerson, Fuller, Thoreau, Alcott, Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, Douglass, Davis, Whitman, and Dickinson.

ENGL 1250 American Drama 3 Credits

Attributes: ASEN American Studies: Literature, ASGW American Studies: Gateway, ENAM American Literature, E_AF English Literature After 1800, UDIV U.S. Diversity

This course examines the development of American theatre from the 18th through the 21st centuries. It includes a study and analysis of the special problems affecting the development and changes in American society as seen through American playwriting and theatre production. Students read over twenty plays that grapple with issues of race, ethnicity, gender, class, and what it means to be an American. The course includes theatre trips. Crosslisted with THTR 1250. Previously EN 0125.

ENGL 1260 American Social Protest Literature 3 Credits

Attributes: ASEN American Studies: Literature, ASGW American Studies: Gateway, EDDV Educational Studies Diversity, E_AF English Literature After 1800, PJST Peace and Justice Studies

This course explores the long tradition of non-violent social protest in American literature. We examine how many writers have challenged their contemporaries to become aware of important issues - race, women's rights, Native American activism, the environment, war, and poverty. Students keep a journal in which they reflect on the literature and develop strategies for changing themselves and the world around them. A final project asks students to consider ways to raise awareness about a social issue at the University or in the larger community. Selected writers include Stowe, Davis, Thoreau, Crane, Douglass, Steinbeck, King, Wright, and Ginsberg. Previously EN 0126.

ENGL 1270 Romantic Love in Greek and Roman Literature 3 Credits

Attributes: E_BF English Literature Before 1800, WSGF Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Gender Focused

The course of true love never did run smooth. From Homer's Penelope to Ovid's Remedies of Love we will examine the permutations of romantic desire and its frustrations in the literature of Greece and Rome. Readings also include selections from Sappho's poetry, Sophocles' Women of Trachis, Euripides' Phaedra and Medea, comedies by Menander and Terence, Catullus' poems to Lesbia, Vergil's tale of Dido and Aeneas, selections from the elegies of Tibullus, Sulpicia, Propertius and Ovid, and briefer excerpts from other authors. All readings are in English translation. Crosslisted with CLST 1270. Previously EN 0127.

ENGL 1290 American Short Story 3 Credits

Attributes: ASGW American Studies: Gateway, ENAM American Literature, E_AF English Literature After 1800

This course covers the rise of this genre form from the early Nineteenth Century beginning with Poe and continues through the realistic/naturalistic periods up through modernist and post-modernist movement through the present. Some of the authors studied include Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, Crane, Twain, Cather, McCullers, Welty, O'Connor, Hemingway, Faulkner, Roth, Updike, O'Brien, Lahiri. Previously EN 0129.

ENGL 1300 Literature by Women: Vision and Revision 3 Credits

Attributes: ENAM American Literature, ENBR British Literature, E_AF English Literature After 1800, WSGF Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Gender Focused

This study of transatlantic, post-1800 literature by women will adopt Virginia Woolf's notion that "books continue each other." The course will be anchored in such touchstone texts as Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, and Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth. Each touchstone work will be grouped with a number of subsequent literary texts responding to and/or revising the earlier work. Readings will reach across centuries and continents. Topics include the social constructions of race, sexuality, gender, class, and beauty, intertextuality, influence, and canon formation. Previously EN 0130.

ENGL 1310 Contemporary Women Writers of Color 3 Credits

Attributes: ASEN American Studies: Literature, ASGW American Studies: Gateway, BSAH Black Studies: Arts and Humanities, BSCC Black Studies Component Course, ENAM American Literature, E_AF English Literature After 1800, PJST Peace and Justice Studies, UDIV U.S. Diversity, WSGF Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Gender Focused

This course focuses on works by Latinas, Native, Asian American, and African American women writers, as well as moving beyond the borders of the U.S.to include writers from the Americas, emphasizing the decades from the 1970s to the present. We consider the intersectionality of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and socio-economic class, as these contribute to concepts of identity, for both the individual and the community. Authors may include Gloria Anzaldúa, Leslie Marmon Silko, Louise Erdrich, Lan Cao, Nora Okja Keller, Sky Lee, Ana Castillo, Carla Trujillo, Achy Obejas, Loida Maritza Pérez, Danzy Senna, Dorothy West, and Chitra Diakaruni. Previously EN 0131.

ENGL 1320 20th Century Russian Fiction 3 Credits

Attributes: E_AF English Literature After 1800, RECS Russian, Eastern European, and Central Asian Studies

In this comparative study, students read works by Russian and Soviet authors in tandem with texts by novelists from Eastern Europe, Asia, and the Americas. From the Silver Age, the course move to post-Revolutionary fiction and versions of dystopia, considers exile, dislocation, relocation, and dual identity, then examines the effects of the Stalin years, and concludes with contemporary fiction of the post-Soviet era. The course sets the literature with its historical, political, and cultural contexts, incorporating material from the arts, as well. Previously EN 0132.

ENGL 1330 African American Literary Tradition 3 Credits

Attributes: ASGW American Studies: Gateway, BSFC Black Studies Focus Course, ENAM American Literature, UDIV U.S. Diversity

This survey course examines the development of African American literature from the late eighteenth century to the present, with a focus on issues of literacy, authority, and identity. The course traces this tradition's history from Phillis Wheatley's role in defining American poetry and Olaudah Equiano's Interesting Narrative, to the narratives of enslavement by authors such as Harriet Jacobs and Frederick Douglass, to the New Negro Renaissance, the Civil Rights Movement, and contemporary African American fiction and poetry. Previously EN 0133.

ENGL 1350 Graphic Novels as Thrillers and Chillers 3 Credits

Attributes: ASEN American Studies: Literature, E_AF English Literature After 1800, UDIV U.S. Diversity

This course will introduce students to the idea of graphic novels as literature that deals with serious subjects, ranging from social, political, cultural, to race-based and sexually sensitive issues, in ways that are hyperbolically dramatic and/or humorous. It has a strong digital component and students will be asked to work with and use a range of multi-modal tools such as blogs, Wiki, Twitter, Animoto, and visual story-telling. Students will be trained to grasp the fact the graphic novels often reflect historical events, prominent ideological and socio-cultural attitudes of the time, and span the spectrum from propelling propaganda to mounting a critique. Previously EN 0135.

ENGL 1360 Book Histories and Futures: Literature in Times of Media Change 3 Credits

Attributes: E_AF English Literature After 1800

The book is a long-established symbol of knowledge and a vessel of literary culture, but the digital revolution has complicated its meaning. This course explores the book's current cultural status and its longer history, as both an object and expressive form. Students will chart the book’s evolution through both historical and theoretical accounts, and literary works that embody and thematically explore these changes. Students will primarily use the techniques of traditional literary analysis, but will also incorporate methods from related disciplines such as visual and new-media studies, narratology, digital humanities, and book studies to address the course’s formally diverse texts. Previously EN 0136.

ENGL 1410 Imagining Shakespeare 3 Credits

Attributes: ENBR British Literature, E_BF English Literature Before 1800

Shakespeare is considered the greatest writer in the English language. This course will investigate how his genius is expressed in comedy, history, tragedy, and romance. We will study how each kind of play influences the others in every part of Shakespeare's career. Plays include The Taming of the Shrew, Richard III, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Henry IV, Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, The Winter's Tale, and The Tempest. We will take a multimedia approach by analyzing performances as well as text. The history of Shakespeare's era and of his critics will be studied as well. Previously EN 0141.

ENGL 1410X Imagining Shakespeare 3 Credits

Attributes: ENBR British Literature, E_BF English Literature Before 1800, MSID Magis Core: Interdisciplinary

Corequisite: HIST 2228X.

Shakespeare is considered the greatest writer in the English language. This course will investigate how his genius is expressed in comedy, history, tragedy, and romance. We will study how each kind of play influences the others in every part of Shakespeare's career. Plays include The Taming of the Shrew, Richard III, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Henry IV, Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, The Winter's Tale, and The Tempest. We will take a multimedia approach by analyzing performances as well as text. The history of Shakespeare's era and of his critics will be studied as well. This course is linked with HIST 2228X and fulfills the requirements for the interdisciplinary signature element within the Magis Core. Previously EN 0141X.

ENGL 1420 Myths and Legends of Ireland and Britain 3 Credits

Attributes: ENBR British Literature, E_BF English Literature Before 1800, IRSE Irish Studies Elective

This course studies the literature of early medieval cultures of Ireland and Great Britain, with special attention to Celtic culture. The course is divided into four parts, focusing on the Irish Táin Bó Cuailnge, the Welsh Mabinogion, the Latin Christian legends of Celtic saints, and the Old English epic Beowulf. Critical issues for discussion include: paganism and Christianity; conceptions of law, kinship, and nationhood; warrior culture and the idea of the hero; the status of art and poetry; orality and literacy; the natural and the supernatural; the construction of gender. Previously EN 0142.

ENGL 1420X Myths and Legends of Ireland and Britain 3 Credits

Attributes: ENBR British Literature, E_BF English Literature Before 1800, IRSE Irish Studies Elective, MSID Magis Core: Interdisciplinary

Corequisite: AHST 1121X.

This course studies the literature of early medieval cultures of Ireland and Great Britain, with special attention to Celtic culture. The course is divided into four parts, focusing on the Irish Táin Bó Cuailnge, the Welsh Mabinogion, the Latin Christian legends of Celtic saints, and the Old English epic Beowulf. Critical issues for discussion include: paganism and Christianity; conceptions of law, kinship, and nationhood; warrior culture and the idea of the hero; the status of art and poetry; orality and literacy; the natural and the supernatural; the construction of gender. This course is linked with AHST 1121X and fulfills the requirements for the interdisciplinary signature element within the Magis Core.

ENGL 1430 The Greenworld: English Literature and the Environment 3 Credits

Attributes: ENBR British Literature, EVHU Environmental Studies: Humanities, EVME Environmental Studies Major Elective, EVPE Environmental Studies Elective, E_BF English Literature Before 1800

A survey of prose, poetry, and drama, the focus of this course is on the "Greenworld" in early modern English literature. The Greenworld encompasses all visions of the natural world: forests, gardens, oceans, caves, parks, animals, etc., as represented in many different aesthetic forms. Students will be introduced to a number of environmental studies topics, including land dispossession, natural disasters, New World plantations, land stewardship, and animal rights, as these topics appear in literature. Course readings range broadly from Virgil, Montaigne, and Shakespeare to James Cameron's "Avatar," and from the philosophical transactions of the Royal Society to transcriptions of witchcraft trials. Previously EN 0143.

ENGL 1450 King Arthur 3 Credits

Attributes: E_BF English Literature Before 1800

A survey of the literature of the legend of Arthur, from ancient Celtic fragments and references to medieval chivalric romances, and on to modern reinterpretations in poems, novels, and film. Particular focus on the romances of Marie de France, Chrétien de Troyes, Sir Thomas Malory, and the anonymous author of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Attention to such themes as: the construction of nationality; the tension between the individual and culture; the stylized representation of gender and class; the interplay of reality and fantasy; theories of authorship and audience; connections to history-writing and to other literary genres. Previously EN 0145.

ENGL 1610 Irish Literature 3 Credits

Attributes: CAOT Catholic Studies: Non-Religious Studies, ENBR British Literature, E_AF English Literature After 1800, IRSE Irish Studies Elective

The course studies the deep connections between the literature and history of Ireland from 1800 to the present, further developing the ability to read literature closely (to analyze and interpret the figurative language and stylistic features of fiction, drama, and poetry) and to write convincingly about the meanings and ideas that such close reading yields. It also adds to this skill by teaching students to recognize and articulate the inherent links between literature, history, and culture, links which are particularly evident in modern Irish writing, and which are revealed through close reading. Previously EN 0161.

ENGL 1620 Irish Women Writers 3 Credits

Attributes: CAOT Catholic Studies: Non-Religious Studies, ENBR British Literature, E_AF English Literature After 1800, IRSE Irish Studies Elective, WSGF Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Gender Focused

This course is a study of women writers both Anglo and Gaelic, from 19th-century fiction to contemporary poetry. The course focuses on the cross-cultural differences between these two groups, one privileged, the other marginalized, who perhaps share only a common language. Besides women's issues: education, emigration, marriage, motherhood, and equality, the themes include the Big House, colonization, the Literary Revival, folklore, the storyteller, and the roles of religion and politics in the society. Among the authors to be explored are Maria Edgeworth, Somerville and Ross, Elizabeth Bowen, Lady Gregory, Marina Carr, Peig Sayers, Edna O'Brien, Éilís Ní Dhuibhne, Eavan Boland, and Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill. Previously EN 0162.

ENGL 1630 Literature of Illness and Healing: Wounded Storytellers and Dedicated Healers 3 Credits

Attributes: HSTE Health Studies: Traditions, Delivery, and Ethics, UDIV U.S. Diversity

What is it like to suffer a stroke, contend with cancer, deal with depression or live with a debilitating disease? While bio-medicine may clinically treat such conditions, it is to literature that we turn to gain a humanistic understanding of the emotional and spiritual impact of illness on wounded storytellers and on the dedicated doctors and nurses who care for them. Readings in various literary genres (memoir, essay, poetry, fiction, drama) and films with medical themes will also explore issues of diversity, noting how gender, race, ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation affect the illness experience. Previously EN 0163.

ENGL 1700 Writing the Self: Autobiography 3 Credits

Attributes: ASGW American Studies: Gateway, ENAM American Literature, E_AF English Literature After 1800, UDIV U.S. Diversity

Autobiography holds a special place in its presentation of the writer's self, enlisting the reader's belief in the author's "confession" while crossing the line between fictional work and truth. This course examines autobiography and related genres, including memoir, diaries, and personal essays and considers their purpose: what do these authors reveal about themselves, and why? How much is convention, how much is truth? What impact do race, gender, class, nationhood, and ethnicity have on the construction of identity? Writers may include Franklin, Shepard, Douglass, Barnum, Johnson, Winnemucca, Zitkala-Sa, Malcolm X, Wright, Baldwin, Stein, Walker, and Cisneros. Previously EN 0170.

ENGL 1710 Literature and the Visual Arts 3 Credits

Attributes: ENAM American Literature, ENBR British Literature, E_AF English Literature After 1800, WSGF Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Gender Focused

This interdisciplinary course will examine the dynamic relationship between literature and the visual arts. Special attention will be paid to literature written in English during the 19th and 20th centuries, a time when writers and cultural critics were increasingly interested in the visual arts in general (painting, sculpture, photography, film, etc.) and the impact of the new mass media in particular. These artists forged a unique and significant relationship between their bodies of work and the visual arts; several of the writers studied worked in the tradition known as "ekphrasis" (e.g., poems "speaking" to a work of art). Writers of focus might include Blake, Poe, the Brownings, the Rossettis, Siddall, Wilde, Wharton, and Larsen. Previously EN 0171.

ENGL 1720 Literacy and Language 3 Credits

Attributes: EDCG Educational Studies Cognate, EDDV Educational Studies Diversity, E_AF English Literature After 1800, UDIV U.S. Diversity

This course examines the concept of literacy as it is represented in fiction and non-fiction texts. Reading widely, in memoirs, essays, fiction, creative non-fiction, and drama, we will consider individual experiences with literacy, language, and schooling, as well as the relationship between literacy and power. The course includes a service learning experience that connects issues from the course to the real context of a local elementary school. Previously EN 0172.

ENGL 1730 You Are Here: Reading and Writing Place 3 Credits

In this course, activities will help students develop confidence in engaging complex texts and ignite interest in post-course reading and deep appreciation of literature. Students will learn to read closely and to look at intertextuality (the way texts "talk" to each other) as well as connecting these texts to history and culture. Students will continue using their literary and critical vocabulary, practicing their writing and speaking and research skills, and will continue their habits of integrating sources.

ENGL 1801 Creative Writing 3 Credits

This course fosters creativity and critical acumen through extensive exercises in the composition of poetry and fiction. Previously ENW 0200.

ENGL 1802 Creative Writing: Poetry I 3 Credits

This workshop course concentrates on the analysis and criticism of student manuscripts, devoting a portion of the course to a discussion of major trends in contemporary poetry and significant movements of the past. The course considers traditional forms, such as the sonnet and villanelle, as well as modern experimental forms and free verse. Students learn how to prepare and submit manuscripts to publishers. Previously ENW 0202.

ENGL 1804 Creative Writing: Drama 3 Credits

This course teaches the writing of one-act plays for the stage in a workshop format that involves envisioning, writing/drafting, and regular revision of seed-ideas and subjects. The process requires skillful, imaginative handling of the formative elements of drama, including plot, character, language or speech-action, envisaged staging, and form. It also involves timely submission of assignments and drafts of scenes and whole plays for periodic in-class readings and feedback. Students are expected to submit at specified times midterm and final drafts that demonstrate the technique or art of playwriting as well as conform to the general requirements of the course. Previously ENW 0204.

ENGL 1805 Creative Writing: Fiction I 3 Credits

This course for the student who seeks an intensive workshop approach to fiction composition emphasizes the short story and focuses on the analysis of student manuscripts. It includes some discussion of the work of significant authors (past and present) as a way of sharpening student awareness of technique and the literary marketplace for fiction. Previously ENW 0205.

ENGL 1806 Creative Writing: Nonfiction I 3 Credits

Attributes: ENDE Digital Journalism Elective

This course offers students the opportunity to study and practice the art and craft of literary nonfiction. Students will study the work of accomplished writers in the field, both past and present, as a foundation for analyzing and critiquing each other's manuscripts in workshop format. Forms studied and practiced will include the memoir, personal essay, and reflective essay. Previously ENW 0206.

ENGL 1832 Business Writing 3 Credits

Attributes: BUEL Business Elective, ENDE Digital Journalism Elective

This course investigates the demands of business writing, including designing documents that visually display information and invite readers to read either quickly or thoroughly. The course stresses theoretical issues as well as practical skills. Students practice writing skills on a variety of projects including memos, proposals, reports, collaborative writing, and writing as part of the job-hunting process. Learning goals include understanding the purposes of writing in business and industry, writing with a clear sense of audience, becoming familiar with document design and electronic communication, ethical and cross-cultural issues, and reviewing scholarly writing and research in this academic field. Previously ENW 0332.

ENGL 1835 Technical Writing 3 Credits

Attributes: ENDE Digital Journalism Elective, EVAP Environmental Studies: Applied Professional Skills

This course investigates the theory and practice of writing in technical fields, introducing students to types of oral, written, and hypertext communication that technical writers use in workplace settings. In-class writing activities, workshops, and lengthier projects familiarize students with the styles, organizations, and formats of various documents, and prepare students for the special demands of technical writing. The course also introduces students to research and scholarly writing in the academic field. This course is suitable for advanced undergraduate students preparing for writing-intensive careers or graduate school, as well as technical writing professionals and practitioners who wish to plan, research, and write more effectively. Previously ENW 0335.

ENGL 1839 Grant and Proposal Writing 3 Credits

Attributes: ENDE Digital Journalism Elective, EVAP Environmental Studies: Applied Professional Skills , HASM Humanitarian Action Minor Skills/Method Course, UDIV U.S. Diversity

This course prepares students to write effective proposals and reports. Students learn to define and write problem statements, objectives, plans of action, assessment documents, budget presentations, and project summaries. In addition, they sharpen their teamwork, editing, writing, audience awareness, and design skills as they engage in collaborative projects with non-profit organizations in the community. Relevant historical and ethical considerations are discussed. A service learning component is included in this course. Previously ENW 0339.

ENGL 1850 Professional Presentations: Writing and Delivery 3 Credits

Attributes: ENDE Digital Journalism Elective

The ability to speak confidently and convincingly is an asset to everyone who wants to take an active role in their workplace and community. This interdisciplinary and writing-intensive course provides students with the necessary tools to produce audience-centered presentations and develop critical-thinking skills. It also introduces the techniques of argumentation and persuasion, and the use of technology in presentations. Previously ENW 0214.

ENGL 1870 News Writing 3 Credits

Prerequisite: ENGL 1001.

This introductory course emphasizes the techniques used by reporters to collect information and write stories for newspapers, magazines, the Internet, and broadcast outlets. Students learn to gather information, interview sources, write leads, structure a story, and work with editors. Students analyze how different news organizations package information, hear from guest speakers, and visit working journalists in the field. Students develop a higher level of media literacy and learn to deal with the news media in their careers. Previously ENW 0220.

ENGL 1872 Introduction to Sports Writing 3 Credits

Sports writing is one of the things keeping local media alive. For every story on ESPN.com or The Athletic that one sees about a professional sports contest, there were likely thousands published on smaller platforms about local high school football, small Division I basketball, or even middle school soccer. In this course, students will learn the basics for covering sports primarily for sports websites and local and regional newspapers. They will also study the evolution of the daily sports reporter, from how it originated in the 1900s to how and why it has changed significantly in the last decade alone. Previously ENW 0223.

ENGL 2002 American Poetry 3 Credits

Attributes: ASEN American Studies: Literature, ASUP American Studies Upper Level, ENAM American Literature, E_AF English Literature After 1800

Prerequisite: One 1000-level English literature course.

This course surveys a range of significant works of American poetry. It is an introduction to various movements (e.g., transcendentalism or modernism), various schools (e.g., New Formalism), and the turn to a multi-lingual and multi-vocal poetry found in the Harlem Renaissance and Spoken Word movements. The course pays particular attention to form, while grounding understanding of form within a socio-historical context. Readings may range from Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, William Carlos Williams, Elizabeth Bishop, Wallace Stevens, Gwendolyn Brooks, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, Pedro Pietri, Joy Harjo, and others. Previously EN 0202.

ENGL 2003 English Epic 3 Credits

Attributes: ENBR British Literature, E_BF English Literature Before 1800

Prerequisite: One 1000-level English literature course.

Study of large-scale, verse narratives created or received as English national epics, or composed in the epic tradition. Texts will represent the major time periods of earlier English literary history: Beowulf from the Old English period, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight or Morte d'Arthur from the Middle English period, excerpts from Spenser's Faerie Queene from the Elizabethan period, Milton's Paradise Lost from the seventeenth century, Pope's Rape of the Lock from the eighteenth century. Critical attention will be paid throughout to changing and competing conceptions of England, nation, and epic. Previously EN 0203.

ENGL 2004 Literary Fairy Tale Tradition 3 Credits

Attributes: E_AF English Literature After 1800

Prerequisite: One 1000-level English literature course.

This course is a survey of the fairy tale as a literary genre which traces the development of the literary tradition from sixteenth-century Italy to the Brothers Grimm and nineteenth-centuries authors including Hans Christian Andersen and Oscar Wilde, and studies Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre to note connections to the genre of the novel. Also follows the persistence of fairy tales in modern, post-modern, and contemporary fiction, and in popular film. Requirements include a research paper on a fairy tale or author of the student's choosing. Not to be taken by students who have taken ENGL 1030. Previously EN 0204.

ENGL 2011 Age of Chaucer 3 Credits

Attributes: CAOT Catholic Studies: Non-Religious Studies, E_BF English Literature Before 1800

Prerequisite: One 1000-level English literature course.

A survey of the literature of late-medieval England, focusing on its richest period, the second half of the fourteenth century - the age of Chaucer and his contemporaries. Students will gain access to the Middle English language, and study examples of the main genres of medieval literature, including religious and secular lyric, mystical writing, courtly romance, religious drama, chronicle, and comic narrative. Literature will be considered within its social and historical contexts, with special attention to representations of social order, and challenges to that order, notably the Great Rebellion of 1381. Previously EN 0211.

ENGL 2013 Shakespeare I 3 Credits

Attributes: ENBR British Literature, E_BF English Literature Before 1800

Prerequisite: One 1000-level English literature course.

In the first half of Shakespeare's career, comedy, tragedy, and history plays express both the spirit of the Elizabethan age and their own identities as different genres that reference each other. A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Henry IV, and Much Ado About Nothing are among a selection of ten plays that explore dimensions of love, religion, and politics. We learn how critics have approached Shakespeare in many different ways, and how to evaluate and respond to critical opinion. Multimedia presentations show how performance and text combined enrich our understanding of this great writer. Previously EN 0213.

ENGL 2014 Shakespeare II 3 Credits

Attributes: ENBR British Literature, E_BF English Literature Before 1800

Prerequisite: One 1000-level English literature course.

The second half of Shakespeare's career begins with bright Elizabethan comedies (As You Like It, Twelfth Night) and transitions to the darker Jacobean tragedies (Hamlet, Othello, King Lear). These troubling modern visions lead through problem plays to the anti-heroic late tragedies and the romances (The Tempest), exploring issues of racism, colonialism, and social justice. We learn how critics have approached Shakespeare in many different ways, and how to evaluate and respond to critical opinion. Multimedia presentations show how performance and text combined enrich our understanding of this great writer. Previously EN 0214.

ENGL 2015 Introduction to 18th Century British Literature 3 Credits

Attributes: ENBR British Literature, E_BF English Literature Before 1800

Prerequisite: One 1000-level English literature course.

This selective survey of 18th-century English literature includes authors such as Pope, Swift, Gray, Jonson, Boswell, Goldsmith, Burns, and Montague. Previously EN 0215.

ENGL 2016 Victorian Poetry and Poetics 3 Credits

Attributes: ENBR British Literature, E_AF English Literature After 1800, WSGF Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Gender Focused

Prerequisite: One 1000-level English literature course.

This course examines the poetry and theories of poetry posited by Victorian men and women who explored concepts of identity vis-à-vis Victorian notions of culture, religion, science, politics, and sexuality. Beginning with Arnold and ending with Wilde, the course covers both poetry and literary movements such as Pre-Raphaelitism, Decadence, aestheticism, and symbolism. Previously EN 0216.

ENGL 2019 20th Century British Literature 3 Credits

Attributes: ENBR British Literature, E_AF English Literature After 1800

Prerequisite: One 1000-level English literature course.

A survey of major developments in twentieth-century British, Irish, and Anglophone Post-colonial literature. 20th-Century England is shaped by rapid technological changes, the breakdown of Victorian mores and orthodox beliefs, the devastation of the Great War, the advent of psychoanalysis, and the height and decline of the British empire. Students learn to recognize and evaluate how these events relate to the new, experimental styles of Modern, Postmodern, and Postcolonial writing. Authors studied range from early figures such as Joseph Conrad, Virginia Woolf, W.B. Yeats, and James Joyce to contemporary stars such as Kazuo Ishiguro, J.M. Coetzee, and Zadie Smith. Previously EN 0218.

ENGL 2031 Early American Literature 3 Credits

Attributes: ASEN American Studies: Literature, ENAM American Literature, E_BF English Literature Before 1800

Prerequisite: One 1000-level English literature course.

A study of the origins of literature of the Americas with an emphasis on the Puritans and early Republic through 1830. We begin with the oral history of Native Americans and the literature of colonization and exploration. We also explore the rich tradition of spiritual autobiography, poetry, narrative history, and sermons among the Puritans. Turning to the eighteenth-century, we examine captivity narratives and democratic writing of the Revolutionary period, with an emphasis on the impact of the slave trade, colonization, Independence, and contemporary issues of the post-colonial period. Previously EN 0231.

ENGL 2033 American Women Writers of the 19th Century 3 Credits

Attributes: ASEN American Studies: Literature, ASUP American Studies Upper Level, ENAM American Literature, E_AF English Literature After 1800, WSGF Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Gender Focused

Prerequisite: One 1000-level English literature course.

A study of American female writers who have made an impact on the world through their fiction, journalism, or poetry. The course is organized thematically around a set of topics related to nineteenth-century women's lives and selves: gender and domesticity, suffrage, slavery, labor, frontier life, sexuality, and social activism. African-American and Native-American women's writings and those of other ethnicities also form an integral part of the tradition. Writers may include Alcott, Beecher, Cary, Child, Chopin, Dickinson, Fern, Freeman, Gilman, Jacobs, Kirkland, Harper, Keckley, Jewett, Piatt, Ruiz de Burton, Sin Far, Spofford, Stowe, and Wharton. Previously EN 0234.

ENGL 2043 American Literature: 20th Century to the Present 3 Credits

Attributes: ASUP American Studies Upper Level, ENAM American Literature, E_AF English Literature After 1800

Prerequisite: One 1000-level English literature course.

A survey of 20th Century American Literature to the present within the socio-historical context of diverse and overlapping literary and cultural traditions of the United States, such as (though not limited to) Native American, African American, Anglo American, and Asian American. Writers might include Eliot, Hemingway, Faulkner, Yezierska, Hughes, Hurston, McNickle, Bellow, Okada, Kerouac, Rich, Plath, Welch, Gaines, Jen. Previously EN 0233.

ENGL 2045 Edith Wharton and Her Circle 3 Credits

Attributes: ASEN American Studies: Literature, ENAM American Literature, E_AF English Literature After 1800, WSGF Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Gender Focused

Prerequisite: One 1000-level English literature course.

A study of fiction by American realist Edith Wharton in the context of her peers, including writers she read and those she inspired. While Wharton serves as a focal point, the course also examines the works and ideas of such influential figures as Balzac, Flaubert, Maupassant, Chekhov, James, Crane, Dreiser, and Freeman, as well as adaptations of Whartonian themes by such novelists as Larsen, Bushnell, von Ziegesar and Tóibín. Topics include the social construction of "whiteness," the art of social climbing, turn-of-the-century gender crises involving masculinity and the New Woman, and the social and cultural transformations wrought by the modern city. Previously EN 0235.

ENGL 2062 The Harlem Renaissance 3 Credits

Attributes: ASEN American Studies: Literature, ASUP American Studies Upper Level, BSAH Black Studies: Arts and Humanities, BSFC Black Studies Focus Course, EDDV Educational Studies Diversity, E_AF English Literature After 1800, UDIV U.S. Diversity

Prerequisite: One 1000-level English literature course.

This course examines African American literature and culture from Washington's Up from Slavery and Du Bois's The Souls of Black Folk, through the 1920s and the Great Depression, to the eve of U.S. participation in World War II. Grounded in U.S history, the course explores fiction, poetry, and other forms of cultural production such as painting, sculpture, film, and music. It examines the aftermath of Reconstruction, the effects of the Great Migration, and the responses to Du Bois's call for a "Talented Tenth." The Harlem Renaissance provides the major focus, as do the debates about whether there was such a movement at all. The course looks towards the development of a contemporary Black tradition in literature and culture. Previously EN 0262.

ENGL 2063 African American Women Writers 3 Credits

Attributes: ASEN American Studies: Literature, ASUP American Studies Upper Level, BSAH Black Studies: Arts and Humanities, BSFC Black Studies Focus Course, ENAM American Literature, E_AF English Literature After 1800, UDIV U.S. Diversity, WSGF Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Gender Focused

Prerequisite: One 1000-level English literature course.

This course offers a survey of writing by African American women from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, focusing primarily on autobiography and fiction. Beginning with Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl and examining late-nineteenth-century fiction by authors such as Harper, the course examines issues of redefining womanhood, participating in racial uplift, and coming to voice as both women and as writers. Moving through the twentieth century and into the twenty-first, the course may include writers such as Larsen, Fauset, Hurston, Petry, Morrison, Lorde, Naylor, Sapphire, Blackman, Youngblood, and Packer. Previously EN 0263.

ENGL 2064 African American Fiction, 1940 to Present 3 Credits

Attributes: ASUP American Studies Upper Level, BSAH Black Studies: Arts and Humanities, BSFC Black Studies Focus Course, ENAM American Literature, E_AF English Literature After 1800, UDIV U.S. Diversity

Prerequisite: One 1000-level English literature course.

A comparative study of novels by African American men and women, beginning with Richard Wright and Ann Petry in the 1940s, continuing through the 50s and 60s with writers such as Ralph Ellison, Gwendolyn Brooks, James Baldwin, and Alice Walker, and ending with major novelists from the 1970s, such as Charles Johnson, Toni Cade Bambara, Ernest Gaines, and Toni Morrison. The course focuses on topics such as family, religion, education, and urban experience, education, gender and sexuality, and shifting definitions of Blackness. Narrative techniques offer a main thread of discussion throughout the course. Previously EN 0264.

ENGL 2075 Modern Women Writers 3 Credits

Attributes: ENAM American Literature, ENBR British Literature, E_AF English Literature After 1800, WSGF Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Gender Focused

Prerequisite: One 1000-level English literature course.

This course examines the work of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American and British "sisters in error" (as described by poet Dilys Laing). We consider literature and its contexts - social, historical, political, ideological, artistic, and more. Among the concerns raised by these women are the following: the body, sexuality, marriage, motherhood, domesticity, vocation, the making of art and the artist, the homosocial, patriarchy, the struggle for individuality, relations between the sexes, tensions between True Woman and New Woman, and what it means to be "modern." The reading list embraces fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction prose. Writers of focus may include Bowen, Chopin, Dinesen, Eaton, Gilman, Glaspell, Hurston, Larsen, Mansfield, O'Connor, Parker, Porter, Spencer, West, Wharton, and Woolf. Previously EN 0275.

ENGL 2081 Native American Literature 3 Credits

Attributes: ASEN American Studies: Literature, ASUP American Studies Upper Level, ENAM American Literature, E_AF English Literature After 1800, UDIV U.S. Diversity

Prerequisite: One 1000-level English literature course.

This course focuses on novels, short stories, and poems written by Native American writers during the 20th century. For purposes of background, the course also covers a number of significant works composed prior to this century. Students examine texts primarily for their literary value, but also consider the broad image of Native American culture that emerges from these works. The course also examines the philosophical, historical, and sociological dimensions of the material. Previously EN 0281.

ENGL 2082 Latinx Literature 3 Credits

Attributes: ASEN American Studies: Literature, ASUP American Studies Upper Level, ENAM American Literature, E_AF English Literature After 1800, LCEL LACS Minor: Elective, UDIV U.S. Diversity

Prerequisite: One 1000-level English literature course.

This is an introductory course on the literature produced by Latinos in the U.S. The course approaches the subject from an interdisciplinary lens, examining the literature from not only the tools available in literary studies but history and sociology, as well. The course will address historical, contemporary political and socioeconomic issues affecting Latinos (the most historically prevalent of which have been immigration status, language regulation, and racial/ethnic discrimination) and connect them to cultural production. We read such authors as Sandra Cisneros, Junot Díaz, Ed Vega Yunque, various Nuyorican and Chicano Poets, and others to better understand the literary and cultural products of the now largest minority group in the United States. Course readings and discussions are in English. Spanglish is welcomed. Previously EN 0282.

ENGL 2083 Asian Diasporas: Challenges to Citizenship 3 Credits

Attributes: ASEN American Studies: Literature, ASUP American Studies Upper Level, E_AF English Literature After 1800, HACA Humanitarian Action Minor Context Course, UDIV U.S. Diversity, WSGF Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Gender Focused

Prerequisite: One 1000-level English literature course.

This course examines the explosion of Asian American fiction/cinema to study diasporic, migratory, refugee, socio-cultural and ethnic identities. Together with fiction and cinema, we will study historical and political documents that deal with the interpellation of citizenship challenges of Indian, Afghan, Pakistani, Chinese, Japanese, Bangladeshi, Vietnamese, Korean, Hawaiian-Pacific, and Sri Lankan subjects as seek to be integrated into the State and into US cultures. We study how Asian Americans authors assert their presence to claim American citizenship, while challenging racist, sexist, and xenophobic stereotypes of "aliens" as outsiders and foreigners. Previously EN 0283.

ENGL 2091 Gender and Sexuality in Film and Literature 3 Credits

Attributes: E_AF English Literature After 1800, WSGF Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Gender Focused

Prerequisite: One 1000-level English literature course.

This course examines the way gender and sexuality are represented in film and literature, beginning with an overview of lesbians and gays in film history with Vito Russo's The Celluloid Closet. The course then moves through popular films and novels from the 1960s to the present day, looking at the ways attitudes about gender are enmeshed with representations of homosexuality. Themes and topics include: What is the relationship between gender and sexuality? How are concepts of masculinity and femininity presented in novels and on screen? How have these representations changed as our culture's rules about gender and sexuality have become less rigid? The course aims to develop an analysis of current cultural assumptions about gender and sexuality, as they are revealed in film and literature. Previously EN 0291.

ENGL 2092 Contemporary Children's Literature 3 Credits

Attributes: ENAM American Literature, E_AF English Literature After 1800

Prerequisite: One 1000-level English literature course.

This course explores children's literature published in the United States between 1950 and the present. The course will give you both the chance to re-acquaint yourself with books that you enjoyed as a child and encounter books you missed when you were young. You will develop what critic U.C. Knoepflmacher calls "the double perspective," that is, the ability to consider books written for children as both a child and an adult reader. You will read literary criticism on children's literature, as well as information on careers in children's books publishing. Previously EN 0292.

ENGL 2170 Themes in Creative Writing 3 Credits

Attributes: HSTE Health Studies: Traditions, Delivery, and Ethics, PJST Peace and Justice Studies

Prerequisite: ENGL 1802 or ENGL 1805 or ENGL 1806.

This course provides an opportunity for students to study how a single theme is treated by a number of writers in the diverse genres of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction and to experiment with writing in all three genres as well. Topics will vary by year, but students will get the opportunity to write creatively and analytically on the theme in a course that combines techniques of literary study with those of creative writing. Previously ENW 0207.

ENGL 2220 Teaching and Writing 3 Credits

Attributes: EDCG Educational Studies Cognate

Prerequisite: ENGL 1001.

This course is designed to enhance students' skill as writers and their preparation as future teachers of writing in elementary and secondary schools. The course explores four significant questions: How do students learn to write? What experiences encourage good writing? How can your own experience as a writer inform your teaching? And, What do professional or state standards (such as the Common Core State Standards) require students to know about writing? Students have opportunities to write in a variety of genres and for a range of audiences. This course will help students develop the knowledge, skills, and competences to meet the NCTE/NCATE Standards for the Initial Preparation of Teachers of Secondary English Language Arts. Previously ENW 0311.

ENGL 2230 Teaching and Learning Grammar 3 Credits

Attributes: ENDE Digital Journalism Elective

Prerequisite: ENGL 1001.

This course is intended for students who may want to teach English Language Arts and who want to build (or build on) a strong foundation in both traditional and alternative models of English grammar and pedagogy. This course will help students develop the knowledge skills and competences to meet the NCTE/NCATE Standards for the Initial Preparation of Teachers of Secondary English Language Arts. A primary goal of the course is to help future teachers understand the study of grammar as more than learning a static list of rules, but rather as a set of overlapping inquiries into the origins, nature, uses, and consequences of language. Previously ENW 0317.

ENGL 2290 Writing and Responding 3 Credits

Prerequisite: ENGL 1001.

This course introduces the field of contemporary composition theory. Composition theorists consider ways of responding to the words of other people in a manner that is thoughtful, careful, and provocative. At the same time, they learn that by responding to the work of others, they ultimately become better writers and better thinkers themselves. This course focuses specifically on the response types appropriate for one-to-one work with writers. Students also gain hands-on experience in the course by writing extensively, sharing writing with other class members, critiquing student texts, and engaging in trial tutoring sessions. This course is a prerequisite for anyone wishing to apply for a paid position as a peer tutor in the Fairfield University Writing Center. Previously ENW 0290.

ENGL 2310 Rhetorics of Resistance 3 Credits

Attributes: PJST Peace and Justice Studies

Through the reading of rhetorical theory, scholarship, and case studies, this course introduces students to the use of rhetoric within social movements. The course explores the connections between personal identities, "everyday activism," and political protest. Students will analyze the rhetorical moves made within social movements and will translate rhetorical theory into rhetorical action by contributing to a social justice movement of their choosing. Hands-on workshops in a variety of composing strategies and technologies will be offered.

ENGL 2370 News Writing II: Digital Design 3 Credits

Prerequisite: ENGL 1870.

The journalism world is in the middle of a transformation in the way stories are conceptualized, generated and communicated. Digital Journalism will help students discover how to take advantage of the multimedia possibilities in this new world of online story telling. This intermediate writing and multimedia course will allow students to build more complex and engaging story packages, taking advantages of new computer tools like the Adobe Creative Suite. It also will introduce students to the literature of publication design and help them develop an appreciation of the contributions that various world cultures have made to communication and design aesthetics. Previously ENW 0221.

ENGL 2380 Journalism Editing and Design 3 Credits

Attributes: ENDE Digital Journalism Elective, ENEC Digital Journalism Ethics Component

Editing skills are in high demand in today's journalism job market both for traditional and online sources of information. This intermediate level course emphasizes conciseness, precision, accuracy, style, and balance in writing and editing. The course includes researching and fact-checking, basic layout and design, headline and caption writing, and online editing. Previously ENW 0222.

ENGL 2382 The Power of Podcasting 3 Credits

Attributes: ENDE Digital Journalism Elective

Prerequisite: ENGL 1001.

This course focuses on the power of the heard word, of audio storytelling. In this course, we will listen to the best podcasts available, and study them to find out what makes them so effective. We'll try to understand why we care so much about the people in the stories that are told, and then we will attempt to do our own audio storytelling. By the end of the semester, we will have created our very own multi-episode podcast that aims to do the same things that "This American Life," "Radio Lab," "Serial," and others do: hook listeners. Previously ENW 0224.

ENGL 2384 Media Law and Ethics 3 Credits

Attributes: ENEC Digital Journalism Ethics Component

Prerequisite: ENGL 1870.

This course is an introduction to news media related law, policy, and ethical issues. It surveys how the U.S. constitutional law impacts media practices from both historical and contemporary perspectives. Some key topics include the First Amendment, privacy, intellectual property, commercial speech, privacy, and open access. The course also examines how traditional journalistic ethics (fairness, objectivity, responsibility, and credibility) intersect, or don't intersect, with the law. Students will discuss new legislative and ethical issues raised by technological innovations and socioeconomic shifts. Previously ENW 0230.

ENGL 3011 Chaucer's Canterbury Tales 3 Credits

Attributes: CAOT Catholic Studies: Non-Religious Studies, ENBR British Literature, E_BF English Literature Before 1800

Prerequisite: One 1000-level English literature course.

This course introduces students to Middle English language and literature through a close study of the poetry of Geoffrey Chaucer, focusing on his Canterbury Tales. Students analyze the stylistic forms and representations of 14th-century society through tales, selected for their generic and stylistic variety, that include the tragic and the comic, the sacred and the profane. Previously EN 0311.

ENGL 3014 Renaissance Eros 3 Credits

Attributes: E_BF English Literature Before 1800, WSGF Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Gender Focused

Prerequisite: One 1000-level English literature course.

This course explores eroticism in literature and visual culture in the Italian and English Renaissance(s), a time period from the late fourteenth century to the early seventeenth century. Topics of study include desire, sexual love, and beauty, the philosophy of friendship, the legacy of Petrarchanism, the pervasiveness of same-sex desire, cross-class relationships, and female sovereignty. The course offers a variety of interpretive models to analyze the complex role of eros in the works of Petrarch, Boccaccio, Plato, Shakespeare, Lyly, Marlow, and Montaigne. Previously EN 0314.

ENGL 3019 James Joyce 3 Credits

Attributes: CAOT Catholic Studies: Non-Religious Studies, ENBR British Literature, E_AF English Literature After 1800, IRSE Irish Studies Elective

Prerequisite: One 1000-level English literature course.

An intensive study of James Joyce's comic novel Ulysses, emphasizing thorough close reading of the text, understanding the work relative to Joyce's other fictional masterpieces, and extensive reading of related criticism and scholarship. Highly recommended: students should have read at least one complete work by James Joyce before taking the course. Previously EN 0319.

ENGL 3021 Life and Print Culture in 18th Century London 3 Credits

Attributes: ENBR British Literature, E_BF English Literature Before 1800

Prerequisite: One 1000-level English literature course.

What was it like to live in 18th Century London? This course will explore daily life in London from the Great Fire to the French Revolution, using novels alongside other forms of popular literature (pamphlets, ballads, broadsides, cookbooks, and newspapers) to trace what ordinary people talked about and care about in their workaday world. Popular art such as Hogarth's engravings will show us what London and its people looked like. The course will investigate how to evaluate and discuss all forms of popular print culture within the larger context of literature. Previously EN 0321.

ENGL 3032 American Romanticism 3 Credits

Attributes: ASEN American Studies: Literature, ASUP American Studies Upper Level, ENAM American Literature, E_AF English Literature After 1800

Prerequisite: One 1000-level English literature course.

This course explores transcendentalism and romanticism during the flowering of intellectual and social life in America from 1830 to 1865. Studying the transatlantic origins of this movement in philosophy, religion, and literature, we examine how these writers responded to literary influences and crafted their unique style. The course also focuses on the relationship between literature and American culture, including a study of the visual arts and material culture. Authors include Emerson, Fuller, Thoreau, Alcott, Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, Douglass, Davis, Whitman, and Dickinson. Previously EN 0332.

ENGL 3033 American Realism and Naturalism 3 Credits

Attributes: ASEN American Studies: Literature, ASUP American Studies Upper Level, ENAM American Literature, E_AF English Literature After 1800

Prerequisite: One 1000-level English literature course.

This course examines the literary modes of representation known as realism and naturalism. We will consider the ways in which literature represents, responds to, and shapes the extraordinary transformations in American culture from 1865 through the turn into the twentieth century. The course will consider literature and its contexts: social, historical, political, ideological, artistic, etc. Writers may include Chesnutt, Chopin, Crane, Davis, Dreiser, Du Bois, Eaton, Freeman, Gilman, Howells, James, Jewett, Norris, Twain, Washington, and Wharton. Previously EN 0333.

ENGL 3034 American Modernism 3 Credits

Attributes: ASEN American Studies: Literature, ASUP American Studies Upper Level, ENAM American Literature, E_AF English Literature After 1800

Prerequisite: One 1000-level English literature course.

This course explores the wide ranging cultural dynamics of American literary modernism (roughly 1920-1950) in the works of writers such as Hurston, Hemingway, Yezierska, Eliot, Hughes, Falkner, Matthews. Topics to discuss include, but are not limited to, time, space, gender, nationality, race, and ethnicity. Previously EN 0334.

ENGL 3035 Contemporary American Literature and Culture 3 Credits

Attributes: ASEN American Studies: Literature, ASUP American Studies Upper Level, ENAM American Literature, E_AF English Literature After 1800

Prerequisite: One 1000-level English literature course.

This course examines significant developments in American Literature and Culture from the period following World War II to the present. The course explores the turn to cultural studies in the field of literary studies that occurred during this period, allowing us to examine non-traditional literary texts such as music, film, graphic novels, and games. We ground our discussion heavily in literary theory. Previously EN 0335.

ENGL 3036 Seminar on Toni Morrison 3 Credits

Attributes: ASEN American Studies: Literature, BSFC Black Studies Focus Course, ENAM American Literature, E_AF English Literature After 1800, PJST Peace and Justice Studies, UDIV U.S. Diversity, WSGF Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Gender Focused

Prerequisite: One 1000-level English literature course.

A comprehensive study of the works of Toni Morrison, the course situates her novels and nonfiction prose in their historical and cultural contexts. Attention to narrative techniques as well as to theoretical approaches from a range of disciplines offers students the opportunity to explore topics including gender and slavery, violence and trauma, identity construction, Black masculinity, commodity culture and racialized identity, law and civil rights, accommodation and resistance, family structures, community, geography and location/dislocation/relocation, ethics and relation, and Black female sexualities. Previously EN 0336.

ENGL 3051 Literary Theory 3 Credits

Attributes: E_AF English Literature After 1800

Prerequisite: One 1000-level English literature course.

The course examines the major theoretical approaches to the study of literature that developed in relation to important political and intellectual movements of the twentieth century. Despite highly significant differences, we presuppose that all literary theories pose similar questions: What is literature? Why does literature matter, and how do critics assign aesthetic value? This course studies the way various schools of theories have answered these questions. Included in our study are Formalism/New Criticism, Post-structuralism, Psychoanalytic criticism, Feminist theory, Gender and Queer Studies, Post-colonialism, and others. Course readings range broadly from Kant to Derrida, Freud to Spivak. Previously EN 0351.

ENGL 3052 Cultural Studies Theory 3 Credits

Attributes: E_AF English Literature After 1800, UDIV U.S. Diversity

Prerequisite: One 1000-level English literature course.

This interdisciplinary course examines the concept of culture as it is constructed, sustained, and contested within the United States and the United Kingdom. Readings focus on the history, theory, and practice of culture (high and mass) in the two countries. Class discussions focus on the interactive impact of our understanding of the term "culture" upon contemporary societies as it factors into nationhood, race, gender, class, sexuality, and media. As a way of understanding the various theories that undergird the experiential manifestations of culture, students will be exposed to print/visual texts and multimedia forms of expressions circulating in society. Previously EN 0352.

ENGL 3072 All About Eve 3 Credits

Attributes: CAOT Catholic Studies: Non-Religious Studies, ENBR British Literature, E_BF English Literature Before 1800, JST Judaic Studies Minor, WSGF Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Gender Focused

Prerequisite: One 1000-level English literature course.

This course surveys the literary and artistic representation of the legendary first woman of the Judeo-Christian tradition from Genesis to the present, with attention to both feminist and antifeminist traditions. The course centers on a reading of Milton's Paradise Lost. Other authors include Christine de Pizan, Aemilia Lanyer, Mary Wollstonecraft, Mark Twain, and Ursula Le Guin. In a final research paper, students locate and interpret depictions of Eve in contemporary popular culture. Non-English sources are read in English translation. Previously EN 0372.

ENGL 3073 Literature for Young Adults 3 Credits

Attributes: EDCG Educational Studies Cognate, E_AF English Literature After 1800

Prerequisite: One 1000-level English literature course.

During the past two decades, adolescent literature has proliferated, grown more diverse, and improved in richness and quality. The course explores the major current authors, poets, and illustrators of works written for young adults. Topics include theories and purposes of reading literature in the classroom, criteria development for evaluating adolescent literature, reader response in the classroom, reading workshop, and adolescent literature integration across the curriculum. Previously EN 0373.

ENGL 3074 The Woman Question: Early Feminism and 19th Century Transatlantic Literature 3 Credits

Attributes: ASEN American Studies: Literature, ASUP American Studies Upper Level, ENAM American Literature, ENBR British Literature, E_AF English Literature After 1800, WSGF Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Gender Focused

Prerequisite: One 1000-level English literature course.

This course will examine the issue properly known as the Woman Question through some of the major works of 19th-century literature. Because the philosophical and political debates concerning Woman's role preoccupied not only 19th-century America but also Victorian Britain, we will consider American and British discussions as part of a transatlantic conversation. The course begins with early Victorian literature, moving across the Atlantic to the 1840s and 50s, when a group of "domestic feminists" became the most popular writers in the U.S. The course closes at the fin de siècle, when the conventions of sentimental fiction and "True Womanhood" were being superseded by realism and naturalism, and when an explicitly anti-domestic image of womanhood began to be formulated around the figure of the "New Woman." Authors may include Brontë, Fuller, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Stowe, Fern, Jacobs, Christina Rossetti, Taylor, Mill, Patmore, Linton, Dickinson, Alcott, James, Ibsen, Harper, Gilman, Chopin, Freeman, and Wharton. Previously EN 0374.

ENGL 3075 Caribbean Women Writers 3 Credits

Attributes: ASEN American Studies: Literature, ASUP American Studies Upper Level, BSAH Black Studies: Arts and Humanities, BSCC Black Studies Component Course, EDDV Educational Studies Diversity, E_AF English Literature After 1800, LCEL LACS Minor: Elective, WDIV World Diversity, WSGF Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Gender Focused

Prerequisite: One 1000-level English literature course.

This course offers a Pan-Caribbean study of women's writing, primarily contemporary fiction. Setting the novels in a context that begins in the Middle Passage or comparable forced migration to the Americas, we examine the interconnections between those traumatic experiences and the relations established and demanded by imperialism. Topics for discussion include spaces and languages of resistance; genealogies, family trees, roots; memory and exile; political activism and its consequences; labor and socioeconomics; the role of education in colonialism and in immigrant life; and challenges to conventional categories of identity. Authors may include Marshall, Hopkinson, Kincaid, Condé, Danticat, Santiago, Santos-Febres, Obejas, McWatt, Brand, Collins, Mootoo, Espinet, Lara, and John. Previously EN 0375.

ENGL 3076 Global Women's Fiction 3 Credits

Attributes: BSCC Black Studies Component Course, E_AF English Literature After 1800, WDIV World Diversity, WSGF Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Gender Focused

Prerequisite: One 1000-level English literature course.

This comparative study of fictional works by women begins with a discussion of issues raised in Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own, and focuses on writers from the early twentieth century to the present. Drawn from a wide range of world literatures and cultures, authors may include Aleramo, Djebar, al-Shaykh, Aidoo, Truong, Valenzuela, Menéndez, Roy, Dangarembga, Gordimer, Olsson, Rachlin, and Lispector. Topics include narrative techniques, women's relationship to the polis, women's participation in public culture and their artistic creativity, gender and sexuality, cross-class relations between women, and contemporary issues linked to globalization. Previously EN 0376.

ENGL 3077 Urban Texts and Contexts: NYC 3 Credits

Attributes: ASEN American Studies: Literature, ASUP American Studies Upper Level, E_AF English Literature After 1800, WSGF Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Gender Focused

Prerequisite: One 1000-level English literature course.

This course explores literary and visual evocations of the city from an interdisciplinary and theoretical perspective. In many ways, a city is as much a mental construct as a physical one, referred to as image, idea, myth, metaphor, vision, catalyst, and more. The course considers how such terms apply to representations of a metropolis, as well as how the city can be viewed as artifact or fiction. Drawing upon theories from geography, architecture, sociology, and urban studies, we examine the traditional dichotomy between city and country, the relationship between gender and sexuality and urban representation, and the ways that community is defined and envisioned in contemporary urban contexts. Previously EN 0377.

ENGL 3078 People, Power, Politics: Postcolonial Adaptations 3 Credits

Attributes: E_AF English Literature After 1800

Prerequisite: One 1000-level English literature course.

This is a hybrid course that examines the interconnections between literary and film mediums. Looking through a postcolonial lens, we will analyze both selected texts of literature (novels, autobiographies, nonfiction essays) and their corresponding film adaptations (documentaries, biopics, dramas). The theme of Postcolonial Identities and Global Transformations will be of focus alongside foundational theoretical essays to ground our critical orientation. Literary and cultural theorists include Stuart Hall, Audre Lorde, Frantz Fanon, Carol Boyce Davies, Edouard Glissant, Edward Said, and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak.

ENGL 3120 Creative Writing: Poetry II 3 Credits

Prerequisite: ENGL 1802.

In a workshop setting, the class discusses six assignments, writing about a painting or writing in a structured form such as a sestina or sonnet. In addition to looking at models that illustrate individual assignments, the class reads collections by six poets and discusses a book on traditional forms. Previously ENW 0302.

ENGL 3140 World of Publishing 3 Credits

Attributes: ENDE Digital Journalism Elective

Prerequisite: ENGL 1001.

This course introduces students to the field of publishing, particularly book and magazine publishing. It provides students with a solid foundation in the publishing field (e.g., selecting and editing manuscripts, book/magazine production, and marketing) and offers students practical hands-on experience similar to that of an internship position at a magazine or publishing house. In addition to attending lectures and participating in discussion, students work on the University's literary magazine, Dogwood. Previously ENW 0340.

ENGL 3150 Creative Writing: Fiction II 3 Credits

Prerequisite: ENGL 1805.

This advanced workshop further develops skills begun in ENGL 1805 by looking closely at the craft of fiction. Students produce a substantial body of quality work such as several full-length short stories or substantial revisions, a novella, or several chapters of a novel. In addition to reading selections from published fiction writers, students read and comment extensively on their peers' work. Previously ENW 0305.

ENGL 3160 Creative Writing: Nonfiction II 3 Credits

Prerequisite: ENGL 1806.

This advanced workshop builds upon students' experience in creative nonfiction and allows students to practice the art of memoir in a workshop setting. Students will read in subgenres such as Adversity/Transformation, Family/Generational, Political/Social, and Spiritual Memoirs and comment extensively upon their peers' work while reading exemplary work in the genre. Previously ENW 0306.

ENGL 3201 Persuasive Writing 3 Credits

Attributes: ENDE Digital Journalism Elective

Prerequisite: ENGL 1001.

This course sharpens students' skills in argument and encourages a clear, forceful prose style. Students practice writing skills in a variety of projects including resumes and cover letters, editorials, formal proposals, and public service announcements designed for video podcasts. Students will learn how to analyze an audience and use key features of persuasion such as concessions, disclaimers, rebuttals, and effective leads. The course examines the ethical responsibilities of a persuasive writer in business and civic life. Previously ENW 0338.

ENGL 3236 Issues in Professional Writing 3 Credits

Attributes: ENDE Digital Journalism Elective, ENPC Digital Journalism Production Component

Prerequisite: ENGL 1001.

This course investigates a variety of issues relevant to contemporary professional writing. In addition to surveying theoretical positions in the discipline, the course emphasizes preparing effective written products for academic and professional settings. In-class writing activities, workshops, and lengthier projects prepare students to think critically in this dynamic and ever-changing profession while familiarizing them with the writing styles, organizations, and formats of various documents. Topics include writing for public relations, multimedia writing, and technical and professional editing. This course is suitable for advanced undergraduate students preparing for writing-intensive careers or graduate school. Students may take this course twice under different topics. Previously ENW 0336.

ENGL 3237 Multimedia Writing 3 Credits

Attributes: ENPC Digital Journalism Production Component

Prerequisite: ENGL 1001.

The purpose of this class is to encourage students to question how rhetoric functions in and through multimodal texts. Specifically, our goal throughout this course is to answer the question: what makes for an effective multimodal text? We will examine how meaning is construed through the use of images, sounds, arrangements, colors, shapes, sizes, movement, and fonts. We will analyze the ways rhetors construct multimodal texts, and we will also create our own multimodal texts. Together we will learn to use Photoshop, iMovie, Dreamweaver, CSS, and HTML in order to create rhetorically savvy multimodal texts. Previously ENW 0337.

ENGL 3320 Writing the Feature Story 3 Credits

Attributes: ENDE Digital Journalism Elective

Prerequisite: ENGL 1870.

Students learn how to generate and develop feature story ideas, including human-interest stories, backgrounders, trend stories, personality profiles and other softer news approaches for use by newspapers, magazines, and web sites. The course stresses story-telling techniques and use of alternative leads. Interviewing, web research and rewriting techniques are stressed. Previously ENW 0320.

ENGL 3330 Big Data Storytelling 3 Credits

Prerequisite: ENGL 1870.

This intermediate course synthesizes cutting-edge big data technologies and traditional news writing and aims to produce compelling stories by mining the enormous public data provided by government and non-profit organizations. Other than overviewing the construct of big data, its origin, and social impact, the course offers hands-on training on using intuitive tools to produce engaging data-driven stories. Students will walk through the entire production process: data access, retrieval, cleaning, analysis, and visualization. Principles of information visualization and interface design will be applied throughout the course, accompanied by in-depth discussions on legal and ethical challenges facing big data story telling. Previously ENW 0321.

ENGL 3340 Photojournalism 3 Credits

Attributes: ENDE Digital Journalism Elective, ENPC Digital Journalism Production Component

Prerequisite: ENGL 1870.

Photography is derived from the Greek words for light and writing. Just as a journalist masters the art of words, a photographer masters the art of writing with light. A photographer tells a story with a single image, or multiple images, which impact the readers with a wide variety of human emotions. This course is about reporting with a camera, the visual aspect of journalism. Some technical aspects will be covered, but the majority will be hands-on assignments that are typical of newspapers, magazines, and web sites. There is substantial reading on photojournalism, plus a variety of writing assignments. Previously ENW 0323.

ENGL 3350 Issues in News Writing 3 Credits

Attributes: ENDE Digital Journalism Elective

Prerequisite: ENGL 1870.

This intermediate course will focus on a different dimension of news writing each semester. Guest speakers will help students develop an ethical decision-making approach to journalism and deepen their understanding of the role of the press as a government watchdog. Students may take this course twice under different topics. Previously ENW 0329.

ENGL 3360 Literary Journalism 3 Credits

Attributes: ENDE Digital Journalism Elective

Prerequisite: ENGL 1870.

This course focuses on the use of story-telling techniques in writing creative nonfiction. Students learn how to make factual articles come alive by incorporating techniques such as narrative, dialogue, scene-setting, pacing, conflict and resolution. The course emphasizes interviewing and advanced research techniques used in writing these creative nonfiction articles for newspapers, magazines, books, and online sources. There will be substantial reading and analysis of classics in the literary journalism field. Previously ENW 0330.

ENGL 3370 Sports Journalism 3 Credits

Attributes: ENDE Digital Journalism Elective

This course instructs students in the skills necessary to be a member of the ever-growing field of sports media, while simultaneously examining how early 1900s sports writing grabbed a foothold in the American public's consciousness and eventually paved the path to today's Golden Age of sports journalism. Students will learn to cover a wide variety of sports, and will report and write everything from game stories to opinion pieces to in-depth, multimedia feature stories focused on the sporting world. Previously ENW 0342.

ENGL 4150 Advanced Portfolio Workshop 3 Credits

Prerequisite: ENGL 3120 or ENGL 3150 or ENGL 3160.

This is a capstone course for Creative Writing concentrators who want to work on longer creative projects (novel, memoir, collection of short stories, essays, or poems; or some combination thereof). The course will be run as a workshop class, with students submitting creative work in one (or more) of the three genres, to be read and critiqued by the faculty member and students. Students can expect to submit a minimum of 50 pages of prose or 30 pages of poetry or some equivalent of the two. Students will also be required give a final public reading of their work during the semester. Previously ENW 0399.

ENGL 4900 Special Topics (Shell) 3 Credits

Prerequisite: ENGL 1001.

This course is an umbrella under which a variety of courses can be taken on an experimental or temporary basis, exploring different writing styles and approaches. Previously ENW 0350.

ENGL 4951 Journalism Practicum 3 Credits

Attributes: ENCP Digital Journalism Capstone Course, ENDE Digital Journalism Elective

Prerequisites: ENGL 1870, junior standing, one semester on Mirror.

Students apply the material learned in class by working as a reporter, photographer or editor with the campus newspaper, The Mirror. The course is designed for Mirror editors or students with equivalent experience. Previously ENW 0397.

ENGL 4952 Publishing Practicum 3 Credits

Attributes: ENDE Digital Journalism Elective

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

Students apply material learned in ENGL 3140 as they serve in a senior editorial role as a Managing Editor in the preparation of the University's national literary magazine, Dogwood. Enrollment by permission only. Previously ENW 0398.

ENGL 4960 Independent Writing Project 3 Credits

Attributes: ENCP Digital Journalism Capstone Course

Prerequisite: ENGL 1001.

Students undertake individual tutorials in writing and can obtain credit for writing for The Mirror, The Sound, or for other projects of personal interest. Only one independent writing project can be counted toward fulfilling the five field electives required to complete an English major. The department will consider exceptions only if multiple Independent Writing Project courses cover different subject areas and approval in advance is obtained. Enrollment by permission only. Previously ENW 0347-0348.

ENGL 4980 Internship 1-3 Credits

Attributes: ENCP Digital Journalism Capstone Course

Prerequisite: ENGL 1001.

The internship program allows students to gain on-site experience in the fields of journalism, publishing, and public relations through supervised work for local newspapers, magazines, publishers, and news agencies. These positions are available upon recommendation of the department intern supervisor, under whose guidance the students assume the jobs, which require 10 to 15 hours a week. Students may take one internship for credit toward the English major. Students may take a second internship for elective credit. The internship workshop is held in the evening, once a month. Enrollment by permission only. Previously ENW 0345-0346.

ENGL 4990 Independent Study 1-4 Credits

ENGL 4999 Literature Capstone 3 Credits

Prerequisites: One 3000-level literature course; ENGL 3051 or ENGL 3052; junior standing.

The capstone seminar course provides Literature Concentration students with a cohort experience in which they integrate their literature coursework and produce a substantive research project. The capstone course functions as a seminar in which the students begin the semester with shared readings and discussion on a theme chosen by the instructor, including theory and research methodology. Students are encouraged to consider presenting their research in either traditional or digital format. Previously EN 0390.

ENGL 5441 Fiction 6 Credits

Corequisite: ENGL 5991.

The course is an intensive, ten-day program of study. Students must submit two creative pieces to their respective workshop faculty prior to the residency and attend daily workshops. Within the workshops, they must actively participate, both orally and by providing written comments on their peers' work. Students must attend at least six afternoon seminars, lectures, or panel discussions presented by resident faculty and visiting experts. Preparation for each event involves students having completed a required reading list. After the seminar, a student must submit written critiques of what they learned. Finally, all students must attend evening readings by faculty. At the end of the residency, students work out a semester plan with their assigned mentor for the following semester. This plan must be approved and signed by the mentor and submitted to the MFA administration. Previously ENW 0444.

ENGL 5442 Non-Fiction 6 Credits

Corequisite: ENGL 5992.

The course is an intensive, ten-day program of study. Students must submit two creative pieces to their respective workshop faculty prior to the residency and attend daily workshops. Within the workshops, they must actively participate, both orally and by providing written comments on their peers' work. Students must attend at least six afternoon seminars, lectures, or panel discussions presented by resident faculty and visiting experts. Preparation for each event involves students having completed a required reading list. After the seminar, a student must submit written critiques of what they learned. Finally, all students must attend evening readings by faculty. At the end of the residency, students work out a semester plan with their assigned mentor for the following semester. This plan must be approved and signed by the mentor and submitted to the MFA administration. Previously ENW 0445.

ENGL 5443 Poetry 6 Credits

Corequisite: ENGL 5993.

The course is an intensive, ten-day program of study. Students must submit two creative pieces to their respective workshop faculty prior to the residency and attend daily workshops. Within the workshops, they must actively participate, both orally and by providing written comments on their peers' work. Students must attend at least six afternoon seminars, lectures, or panel discussions presented by resident faculty and visiting experts. Preparation for each event involves students having completed a required reading list. After the seminar, a student must submit written critiques of what they learned. Finally, all students must attend evening readings by faculty. At the end of the residency, students work out a semester plan with their assigned mentor for the following semester. This plan must be approved and signed by the mentor and submitted to the MFA administration. Previously ENW 0446.

ENGL 5444 Stage and Screen 6 Credits

Corequisite: ENGL 5994.

This course is composed of workshops in the area of Writing for Stage and Screen and all other requirements during one graduate MFA residency. Workshop topics include the writing of plays and screenplay as well as principles and application of dramatic structure. Students will actively participate, both orally and by providing written comments on their peers' work. Students must attend at least five afternoon seminars, lectures, or panel discussions. Previously ENW 0450.

ENGL 5990 Directed Independent Study 3 Credits

This independent study course comprises a semester's work with a faculty mentor in preparation for entering the MFA program and as a companion to the certificate program. A schedule and program of study is developed by both the student and assigned faculty mentor, including approximately 15 books and supplemental readings and twenty pages of analysis and discussion of craft during the semester. Students will normally have completed the 12-credit creative writing certificate program and will be either in the process of applying to or already accepted to the MFA program. Previously ENW 0452.

ENGL 5991 Independent Study: Fiction 6 or 9 Credits

This course is a five-month, intensive distance-learning writing program of study developed by both the student and their assigned mentor. Under the mentor's guidance, the student will develop a plan to improve their ability to write in one genre of fiction (e.g., the short story, the novel, the historical novel). The student will be required to write a minimum of 100 pages, spread out over five monthly submissions to the mentor, and the mentor will respond with specific written notes analyzing the work's strengths and weaknesses. In addition, the student will be required to read a minimum of two books per month and to write two essays on some element of the craft, totaling ten craft essays during the term. The mentor will provide feedback on all of the student's writing, accentuated by both a midterm assessment of the student's development and a final assessment along with a grade. Previously ENW 0447.

ENGL 5992 Independent Study: Non-Fiction 6 or 9 Credits

This course is a five-month, intensive distance-learning writing program of study developed by both the student and their assigned mentor. Under the mentor's guidance, the student will develop a plan to improve their ability to write short personal essays or the memoir. The student will be required to write a minimum of 100 pages, spread out over five monthly submissions to the mentor, and the mentor will respond with specific written notes analyzing the work's strengths and weaknesses. In addition, the student will be required to read a minimum of two books per month and to write two essays on some element of the craft, totaling ten craft essays during the term. The mentor will provide feedback on all of the student's writing, accentuated by both a midterm assessment of the student's development and a final assessment along with a grade. Previously ENW 0448.

ENGL 5993 Independent Study: Poetry 6 or 9 Credits

This course is a five-month, intensive distance-learning writing program of study developed by both the student and their assigned mentor. Under the mentor's guidance, the student will develop a plan to improve their ability to write poetry. The student will be required to write a minimum of 20 new poems, spread out over five monthly submissions to the mentor, and the mentor will respond with specific written notes analyzing the work's strengths and weaknesses. In addition, the student will be required to read a minimum of two books per month and to write two essays on some element of poetry craft, totaling ten craft essays during the term. The mentor will provide feedback on all of the student's writing, accentuated by both a mid-term assessment of the student's development and a final assessment. Previously ENW 0449.

ENGL 5994 Independent Study: Stage and Screen 6 or 9 Credits

This distance-learning independent study comprises a semester’s work with a faculty mentor for the MFA program, focusing on writing plays, screenplays, and cross-genre work as well as work in dramatic and narrative structure. A schedule and program of study is developed by both the student and assigned faculty mentor, including approximately 100 pages of creative work as well as a list of books and supplemental readings, and ten pages of analysis and discussion of craft during the semester. Previously ENW 0451.