In this course students examine the different ways that it manages (or fails to manage) historically specific problems of sexual, political, and racial difference.
Novels from the 1950s to the present that reflect Africa’s diverse cultures and history.
Intended for students not recommended for 110, and students who took English 110 but who want additional focused writing instruction. Workshop format, with theory of fiction and outside reading assignments. Students are invited to explore what nature means as an idea and an experience, and to arrive at an enriched understanding of their own relationship to nature through creative writing. Open to seniors; open to other students by permission of the instructor.
Focuses on writing the creative essay and might include other creative nonfiction forms as well (such as feature writing), all with an eye toward publication. Workshop format, with theory of poetry and reading assignments. Readings include selected examples from literature (particularly creative nonfiction essays, with some fiction and poetry) and sociology. Changing topics allow students to study and practice various writing genres. Directed writing of poetry, with close attention to technique, form, and voice. Directed writing of short stories or novels, with close attention to technique, structure, and voice. Limited to senior English majors with a Creative Writing Emphasis, this seminar course focuses on independent writing projects.
Moreover, cinema—itself an art of ephemera—can slow, reveal, or accelerate changes in the environment.
This course explores film’s revelatory capacity and creative production of the environment through a range of film examples.
Close readings of poems from the Renaissance to the present day.
An introduction to the various periods and genres of world drama.
A study of the diverse genres within Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, read in Middle English.
The evolution of the Arthurian canon in English, from the 14th century to the present.