English

Critical Studies in Literature and Gender

CAS EN 475 (4 credits)

Topic for Spring 2016: Early Modern Women Authors. A survey of European women writers from the 1400s to the early 1600s, and of the modern critical thinking that has redefined their literary-historical importance. Christine de Pizan, Theresa of Avila, Marguerite de Navarre, Gaspara Stampa, Elizabeth I, and others. Also offered as CAS WS 305 D1 and CAS XL 381 C1.

Critical Studies in Modern Literature

CAS EN 482 (4 credits)

Topic for Spring 2017: Approaches to the Postcolonial Novel. Modern stories from Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean. An introduction to historical background and critical approaches to the works of authors such as Amos Tutuola, Buchi Emecheta, Nadine Gordimer, Jean Rhys, Salman Rushdie, and Daniyal Mueenudin.

Critical Studies in Literature and Ethnicity

CAS EN 484 (4 credits)

Topic for Fall 2017: African American and Asian American Women Writers. Cross-cultural comparison of selected African American and Asian American women writers examines strategies by the "Other" to navigate cultural constructions of race, class, and gender. Attention to literary histories. Also offered as CAS AA 504.

2017FALLCASEN484 A1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 12:30 pm 1:45 pm AAS 101

Independent Study

CAS EN 491 (Var credits)

Application forms available in CAS Room 105.

Critical Studies in Literature and The Arts

CAS EN 493 (4 credits)

Topic for Spring 2016: Film Theories. Intensive study of major theories of film (Soviet montage, semiotics and structuralism, feminist psychoanalytic theory, genre theory, postmodernism, digital means of production) discussed in relation to exemplary films, screened weekly. Also offered as CAS CI 510.

Critical Studies in Literary Topics

CAS EN 495 (4 credits)

Topic for Fall 2017: Time and Literature 1800-1930. From 1800-1930, momentous changes in technology (railway, telegraph, photography) and science (geology, Darwin, Einstein) inspired a re-conception of time.Course examines narrative time in Byron, Wordsworth, Hardy, Woolf, and Proust in relation to these strange new ideas about time.

2017FALLCASEN495 A1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 12:30 pm 1:45 pm CAS 316

Critical Studies in Literary Topics

CAS EN 496 (4 credits)

Topic for Spring 2016: Dialogue, Laughter, and the Grotesque. Philosophies and aesthetics of laughter and carnival in criticism and history, through dialogues, novels, poems, other genres. Selections from Bakhtin, Rabelais, Sterne, Byron, Dickens, Freud, Bergson, Marx Bros., Koch, others. Critiques of this tradition also.

2018SPRGCASEN496 A1, Jan 18th to May 1st 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 2:00 pm 3:15 pm SAR

Crafting a Nonfiction Voice Workshop

CAS EN 502 (4 credits)

A writing workshop that explores the notion of voice on the written page. Through reading, analysis, writing exercises, and independent projects, students become familiar with techniques for recreating the voices of others and for shaping a distinctive nonfiction voice (or voices) of their own.

2018SPRGCASEN502 A1, Jan 18th to Apr 26th 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
R 3:30 pm 6:15 pm SOC

Fiction Workshop

CAS EN 503 (4 credits)

A workshop in the writing of fiction. Manuscripts read and discussed in class. Individual conferences. Enrollment limited chiefly to graduate students.

2017FALLCASEN503 A1, Sep 11th to Dec 11th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 2:30 pm 3:20 pm EGL 222

Fiction Workshop

CAS EN 504 (4 credits)

A workshop in the writing of fiction. Manuscripts read and discussed in class. Individual conferences. Enrollment limited chiefly to graduate students.

2018SPRGCASEN504 A1, Jan 23rd to May 1st 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
T 3:30 pm 6:15 pm EGL

Poetry Workshop

CAS EN 505 (4 credits)

A workshop in the writing of poetry. Manuscripts read and discussed in class. Individual conferences. Enrollment limited chiefly to graduate students.

2017FALLCASEN505 A1, Sep 11th to Dec 11th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 10:10 am 11:00 am EGL 222

Poetry Workshop

CAS EN 506 (4 credits)

A workshop in the writing of poetry. Manuscripts read and discussed in class. Individual conferences. Enrollment limited chiefly to graduate students.

2018SPRGCASEN506 A1, Jan 22nd to Apr 30th 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 10:10 am 11:55 am EGL

Seminar: Creative Writing, Fiction

CAS EN 507 (4 credits)

A workshop in the writing of fiction. Manuscripts read and discussed in class. Individual conferences. Enrollment limited chiefly to graduate students.

2017FALLCASEN507 A1, Sep 7th to Dec 7th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
R 5:00 pm 6:15 pm EGL 222
2018SPRGCASEN507 A1, Jan 18th to Apr 26th 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
R 5:00 pm 6:15 pm EGL

Seminar: Creative Writing, Poetry

CAS EN 508 (4 credits)

Individual conferences. Enrollment limited chiefly to graduate students.

2017FALLCASEN508 A1, Sep 7th to Dec 7th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
R 12:30 pm 3:15 pm EGL 222
2018SPRGCASEN508 A1, Jan 18th to Apr 26th 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
R 9:00 am 10:45 am EGL

Playwriting 2: Writing the Social/Political Play

CAS EN 509 (4 credits)

Explores the dramatist's response to political and social events over 2,000 years from the Greeks through the modern period. Examines how playwrights dramatized the pressing issues of their times with a focus on content, historical context, and theatrical forms.

2017FALLCASEN509 A1, Sep 6th to Dec 6th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 12:30 pm 3:15 pm PTH 114

Playwriting 1: Writing of Short Plays

CAS EN 510 (4 credits)

A seminar in the writing of short, original plays, addressing structure, language, and theme. Students read and discuss the masters of modern drama. Writing exercises are assigned to stir the imagination and develop craft.

Readings for Writers: Contemporary Literary Nonfiction

CAS EN 512 (4 credits)

Intensive reading seminar for students interested in literary nonfiction, a wide-ranging, sometimes controversial genre in which writers use techniques associated with fiction and poetry to make meaning of facts. Explores the wealth and breadth of contemporary literary nonfiction -- memoir, personal essay, literary journalism, travel, science, and medical writing -- with an eye toward helping students think about their own nonfiction writing practices.

2017FALLCASEN512 A1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
T 3:30 pm 6:00 pm EGL 114

Modern English Grammar and Style

CAS EN 513 (4 credits)

This course shows how to systematically analyze grammar and style of sentences and longer units of discourse. Explores academic and popular debates on grammar and grammar instruction and helps the student become a better speaker and writer.

2017FALLCASEN513 A1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 9:30 am 10:45 am FLR 121

Linguistic Problems in the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language

CAS EN 518 (4 credits)

Application of linguistic concepts to the teaching of English as a foreign language. Includes description of contemporary English grammatical structures that pose problems for learners and teachers.

Drama in Theory and Practice 2: Experiments with Character and Form

CAS EN 519 (4 credits)

The reading and analysis of dramatic works; experimentation with the full-length monologue and small cast plays giving attention to dramatic structure and style. Students present their own work in a workshop format. Students also write critiques of professional productions.