Courses

  • GRS EC 912: Dissertation Workshop in Econometrics 2
    Graduate Prerequisites: completion of PhD qualifying examinations.
    Presentation and discussion of dissertation topics and work in progress.
  • GRS EC 915: Dissertation Workshop in Economic Theory 1
    Graduate Prerequisites: completion of PhD qualifying examinations.
    Presentation and discussion of dissertation topics and work in progress.
  • 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 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.
  • GRS EN 717: Before Class: Early Modern Distinctions
    The symbolic violence of social distinctions in Elizabethan culture: gender, wealth, religion, race, occupation, learning, birth, accent, etc. Major and minor Tudor-Stuart works; humanist philosophy and Shakespearean drama alongside libels, graffiti, and court transcripts; social theory from Castiglione to Bourdieu.
  • GRS EN 722: Medieval Performance
    Introduction to performance culture in the four centuries before Shakespeare. Reads liturgical and sacramental ritual, guild and court drama, civic and royal pageant, heresy trials, lyric poetry and song, through terms developed by contemporary language and performance theory.
  • GRS EN 723: (In)subordination and Early Modern English Literature
    Resistance to authority in literary and non-literary texts by poets, playwrights, and ordinary people. Attention to non-aesthetic texts as well as to major works by Sidney, Marlowe, Shakespeare, Jonson, Dekker, Middleton, Heywood and others.
  • GRS EN 724: Old Age in Early Modern Literature
    An introduction to the discipline and practice of "literary gerontology" or age studies through a survey of Elizabethan and Jacobean representations of late life. Attention to relevant classical and continental resources as well as modern critical contexts.
  • GRS EN 725: English Secular Lyric of the Seventeenth Century
    Faced with authorial challenges posed by ascendant female writers, how did male poets in seventeenth- century England defensively conceive, construct, and maintain a "masculine line" in secular lyrics? Hetero- and homosocial relations in Donne, Jonson, Drayton, Carew, Herrick, Marvell, Rochester, others.
  • GRS EN 727: Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Poetry
    Major concentration on Dryden, Pope, Swift, Johnson. Students may choose other poets from a list including Davenant, Marvell, Cowley, Philips, Behn, Wilmot, Killigrew, Prior, Finch, Montagu, Addison, Gray, Collins, Smart, Seward.