Courses

  • GRS EC 916: Dissertation Workshop in Economic Theory 2
    Graduate Prerequisites: completion of PhD qualifying examinations.
    Presentation and discussion of dissertation topics and work in progress.
  • GRS EC 951: Dissertation Workshop in Empirical Microeconomics 1
    Graduate Prerequisites: completion of PhD qualifying examinations.
    Presentation and discussion of dissertation topics and work in progress.
  • GRS EC 952: Dissertation Workshop in Empirical Microeconomics 2
    Graduate Prerequisites: completion of PhD qualifying examinations.
    Presentation and discussion of dissertation topics and work in progress.
  • GRS EI 701: The Theory and Practice of Literary Editing
    An introduction to the theory, practice, and principles of editorial decisions, such as questions of modernization, revision, and annotation. Featuring a dozen visiting speakers and attending to notable editorial achievements.
  • GRS EI 703: Annotation
    Graduate Prerequisites: CAS EI 503.
    Studies in allusions, sources, dating, topical contexts, annotation as a part of the work itself, and marginal glosses, among other topics.
  • GRS EI 704: Editions
    Graduate Prerequisites: CAS EI 503.
    A consideration of the major editions of an author or authors. Subject varies.
  • GRS EI 802: Advanced Topics in Editing: Word and Image
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: junior standing
    An historical and critical description of the relation between printed text and forms of illustration in selected works dating from 1500 to the present day.
  • GRS EI 901: Directed Study
    Directed study in a topic in editorial studies.
  • GRS EI 902: Directed Study
    Directed study in a topic in editorial studies.
  • GRS EN 604: History of Criticism 1
    Graduate Prerequisites: graduate standing.
    A historical survey of western literary-critical standards from the earliest surviving formulations in classical Athens to the dawn of the twentieth century. Writers include Plato, Aristotle, Dante, Johnson, Hegel, Nietzsche, Du Bois, Freud; questions of truth, rhetoric, pleasure, selfhood, politics.
  • GRS EN 606: Literary Criticism II
    Graduate Prerequisites: graduate standing.
    Survey of literary critical perspectives and trends in humanistic theory relevant to literary interpretation from the middle of the twentieth century onward, including formalism, structuralism, post-structuralism, gender studies, new historicism, and post-colonial studies. Frequent writing assignments of varying lengths.
  • GRS EN 665: Critical Studies in Literature and Society Topic for Fall 2011: Enlightenment In America
    Graduate Prerequisites: graduate standing.
    A literary introduction to some varieties of Enlightenment in the Americas. Reading essays, sermons, novels, poems, and objects produced between 1690 and 1845, course traces the ideologies and technologies of "Progress" in Britain's Colonies, the Caribbean, and the United States
  • GRS EN 675: Critical Studies in Literature and Gender: Representing Gender in American Literature and Film
    Gender representations in American literature, film, and graphic novels from the 1950's through the present. Works include Lolita, Catcher in the Rye, Streetcar Named Desire, Diary of a Teenage Girl, and Paris is Burning.
  • GRS EN 684: Crst Lit&Ethnic
  • GRS EN 693: Crst Lit & Arts
  • GRS EN 695: Critical Studies in Literary Topics
    Graduate Prerequisites: graduate standing.
    Topic for Fall 2016: 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. This course examines narrative time in Byron, Wordsworth, Hardy, Woolf and Proust in relation to these strange new ideas about time.
  • GRS EN 696: Critical Studies in Literary Topics
    Graduate Prerequisites: graduate standing.
    Topic for Spring 2012: Animals and Literature Since 1800. Can we cast ourselves into the inner lives of alien creatures, from amoebas to elephants? Animals in literature and film, and theoretical shifts in the category of animal. Authors include Byron, Hardy, Darwin, Woolf, and Kafka.
  • GRS EN 699: Teaching College English I
    The goals, contents, and methods of instruction in English. General teaching-learning issues. Required of all teaching fellows.
  • GRS EN 705: Seminar: The Writing of Plays 1
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor, to whom one act or a full-length play must be submitted in the period just before classes begin.
    A workshop in the writing of plays. Manuscripts are read using professional actors from the Boston community, and plays are discussed in class. Individual conferences. Limited enrollment.
  • GRS EN 706: Seminar: The Writing of Plays 2
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor, to whom one act or a full-length play must be submitted during the period just before classes begin.
    A workshop in the writing of plays. Manuscripts are read using professional actors from the Boston community, and plays are discussed in class. Individual conferences. Limited enrollment.