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English and Comparative Literature

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First Session, 2022

ENGL 105 English Composition and Rhetoric (3)

This college-level course focuses on written and oral argumentation, composition, research, information literacy, and rhetorical analysis. The course introduces students to the specific disciplinary contexts for written work and oral presentations required in college courses. Students may not receive credit for both ENGL 102 and ENGL 102I, 105, or 105I. Offered in person, five days a week for an hour and a half in the afternoons.

ENGL 105i English Composition and Rhetoric (Natural Sciences) (3)

This college-level course focuses on written and oral argumentation, composition, research, information literacy, and rhetorical analysis. The course introduces students to one specific disciplinary context for written work and oral presentations required in college courses: natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, law, business, or medicine. Students may not receive credit for both ENGL 105 and ENGL 102, 102I, or 105I. Offered mostly asynchronously, with occasional meetings Tues/Thurs for two hours in the late afternoon.

ENGL 123 Introduction to Fiction (3)

MAYMESTER, and Summer Session I. Novels and shorter fiction by Defoe, Austen, Dickens, Faulkner, Wolfe, Fitzgerald, Joyce, and others. Honors version available. Offered mostly asynchronously (Maymester), and remote synchronous five days a week in the mornings (SSI).

ENGL 128 Major American Authors (3)

MAYMESTER, and Summer Session I. A study of approximately six major American authors drawn from Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville, Stowe, Whitman, Clemens, Dickinson, Chesnutt, James, Eliot, Stein, Hemingway, O’Neill, Faulkner, Hurston, or others. Offered fully asynchronously in SSI and mostly asynchronously in Maymester, with occasional meetings for an hour and a half, from late morning to afternoon.

ENGL 140 Introduction to Gay and Lesbian Culture and Literature (WGST 140) (3)

Introduces students to concepts in queer theory and recent sexuality studies. Topics include queer lit, AIDS, race and sexuality, representations of gays and lesbians in the media, political activism/literature. Same as WGST 140. Offered asynchronously.

ENGL 143 Film and Culture (3)

Examines the ways culture shapes and is shaped by film. This course uses comparative methods to contrast films as historic or contemporary, mainstream or cutting-edge, in English or a foreign language, etc. Offered asynchronously.

ENGL 146 Science Fiction/Fantasy/Utopia (3)

Readings in and theories of science fiction, utopian and dystopian literature, and fantasy fiction. Offered asynchronously.

ENGL 147 Mystery Fiction (3)

Studies in classic and contemporary mystery and detective fiction. Offered remote synchronous, with meetings for an hour and a half from late morning to afternoon.

ENGL 148 Horror (3)

This course examines the complexities and pleasures of horror, from its origins in Gothic and pre-Gothic literatures and arts. Topics include psychology, aesthetics, politics, allegory, ideology, and ethics. Offered remote synchronous, with meetings Mon/Thurs for an hour and a half in the morning.

ENGL 149 Digital Composition (3)

In this class students will practice composing in contemporary digital writing spaces. Students will study theories of electronic networks and mediation, and their connections to literacy, creativity, and collaboration. Students will also develop their own multimedia projects using images, audio, video, and words. Topics include the rhetoric of the Internet, online communities, and digital composition. Offered remote synchronous, with meetings five days a week for an hour and half from late morning to afternoon.

ENGL 235 Studies in Jane Austin (3)

Fulfills a major core requirement. This course focuses on both the novels of Jane Austen and their fate since publication in the early 19th century. They have inspired countless imitations, over 150 sequels and continuations, and more than 30 full-length films. We will trace the transmission and transformation of the original texts across time and cultures.

ENGL 265 Literature and Race, Literature and Ethnicity (3)

MAYMESTER. Considers texts in a comparative ethnic/race studies framework and examines how these texts explore historical and contemporary connections between groups of people in the United States and the Americas. Offered mostly asynchronously, with occasional meetings Mon/Tues/Thurs for an hour and a half in the mornings.

ENGL 268 Medicine, Literature, and Culture (3)

MAYMESTER. An introduction to key topics that focus on questions of representation at the intersections of medicine, literature, and culture. Offered mostly asynchronously, with occasional meetings Mon/Wed for an hour and a half in the mornings.

ENGL 269 Introduction to Disability Studies (3)

This course will introduce students to the key critical concepts, debates, and questions of practice in the emerging scholarly field of disability studies. Offered asynchronously.

ENGL 278 Irish Writing, 1800-2000 (3)

This course introduces major texts and current themes, from Joyce to the postcolonial, in Irish writing from 1800 to 2000. Offered mostly asynchronously, with occasional meetings Tues/Thurs in the mornings for an hour and a half.

Second Session, 2022

ENGL 105 English Composition and Rhetoric (3)

This college-level course focuses on written and oral argumentation, composition, research, information literacy, and rhetorical analysis. The course introduces students to the specific disciplinary contexts for written work and oral presentations required in college courses. Students may not receive credit for both ENGL 102 and ENGL 102I, 105, or 105I. Offered at a variety of times and modalities.

ENGL 105i English Composition and Rhetoric (Health and Medicine) (3)

This college-level course focuses on written and oral argumentation, composition, research, information literacy, and rhetorical analysis. The course introduces students to one specific disciplinary context for written work and oral presentations required in college courses: natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, law, business, or medicine. Students may not receive credit for both ENGL 105 and ENGL 102, 102I, or 105I. Offered mostly asynchronously, with occasional meetings Tues/Thurs for two hours in the late afternoon.

ENGL 113 Introduction to Critical Game Studies (3)

This course introduces students to the new field of critical game studies, which uses rhetorical and literary theories to explore the impact that games have on our culture. Students will analyze the impact of immersive narratives on players and explore issues of representation and identity by playing through selected games and reading core texts. No gaming experience or equipment is needed. Offered in person five days a week for an hour and a half from late morning to afternoon.

ENGL 123 Introduction to Fiction (3)

Novels and shorter fiction by Defoe, Austen, Dickens, Faulkner, Wolfe, Fitzgerald, Joyce, and others. Offered mostly asynchronously with occasional meetings for an hour and a half in the mornings on Tues/Thurs.

ENGL 131 Introduction to Poetry Writing (3)

Intended for sophomores and first-year students. A writing-intensive introductory workshop in poetry. Close study of a wide range of published poetry and of poetic terms and techniques. Composition, discussion, and revision of original student poems. Students may not receive credit for both ENGL 131 and ENGL 133H. This course (or ENGL 133H) serves as a prerequisite for other courses in the poetry sequence of the creative writing concentration and minor. Offered remote synchronous, with meetings for an hour and a half in the mornings five days a week.

ENGL 140 Introduction to Gay and Lesbian Culture and Literature (WGST 140) (3)

Introduces students to concepts in queer theory and recent sexuality studies. Topics include queer lit, AIDS, race and sexuality, representations of gays and lesbians in the media, political activism/literature. Same as WGST 140. Offered asynchronously.

ENGL 141 World Literatures in English (3)

This course will be a basic introduction to literatures in English from Africa, the Caribbean, South Asia, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and other Anglophone literary traditions. Offered asynchronously.

ENGL 143 Film and Culture (3)

Examines the ways culture shapes and is shaped by film. This course uses comparative methods to contrast films as historic or contemporary, mainstream or cutting-edge, in English or a foreign language, etc. Offered in person three days a week for two and a half hours in the late afternoons.

ENGL 144 Popular Genres (3)

Introductory course on popular literary genres. Students will read and discuss works in the area of mystery, romance, westerns, science fiction, children’s literature, and horror fiction. Offered asynchronously.

ENGL 146 Science Fiction/Fantasy/Utopia (3)

Readings in and theories of science fiction, utopian and dystopian literatures, and fantasy fiction. Offered asynchronously.

ENGL 147 Mystery Fiction (3)

Studies in classic and contemporary mystery and detective fiction. Offered asynchronously.

ENGL 155 The Visual and Graphic Narrative (3)

This course examines various visual texts, including graphic novels and emerging narrative forms, and explores how meaning is conveyed through composition, the juxtaposition and framing of images, and the relationship between words and images. Students create their own visual narratives. Offered asynchronously.

ENGL 227 Literature of the Earlier Renaissance (3)

Poetry and prose of the earlier English Renaissance (from 1485 until 1600), including More, Wyatt, Sidney, Spenser, Bacon, and Marlowe. Offered mostly asynchronously with occasional meetings for an hour and a half from late morning to afternoon.

ENGL 283 Life Writing (3)

Students will analyze and compose different forms of life writing such as autobiography, biography, and autoethnography. Readings will include theories of autobiography and selected literature. Offered mostly asynchronously with occasional meetings for an hour and forty-five minutes Tues/Thurs in the late afternoon.

ENGL 284 Reading Children’s Literature (3)

An overview of the tradition of children’s literature, considering the ways those books point to our basic assumptions about meaning, culture, self, society, gender, economics. Offered mostly asynchronously with occasional meetings four days a week (M-Th) for an hour and a half from late morning to afternoon.