English Major Course Requirements 2024-25

 

Literary History

 

Literary History 1:

 

Fall 2024

  • The Medieval Beast (ENGL310)
  • Plague and Care-Work in Shakespeare's England (CHUM348)
  • Race, Ethnicity, and Religion in Medieval Literature (ENGL353)

 

Spring 2025

  • Mystics and Militants: Medieval Women Writers (ENGL232)
  • 1492: States of War (ENGL301)
  • Shakespeare's Macbeth: From Saga to Screen (ENGL305)
  • Historicizing Early Modern Sexualities (ENGL349)
  • From Courtly Love to Cannibalism: Medieval Romances (ENGL373)
  • Hell: An Introduction (ENGL395)


Literary History 2:

 

Fall 2024

  • American Literature to 1865 (ENGL203)
  • Sublimity, Visions, and the Self in British Literature, 1789-1830 (ENGL226)
  • Gothic Bodies (ENGL317)

 

Spring 2025

  • Science and/as Literature in Early Modern England (ENGL253)
  • Introduction to Detective Fiction (ENGL257)
  • New World Poetics (ENGL258)
  • Literatures of Empire (ENGL313)

 

Literary History 3:

 

Fall 2024

 

  • Ways of Reading: Forms of Difference (ENGL201L)
  • The African Novel I: Nervous Conditions (ENGL221)
  • Poetics of Blackness (ENGL222)
  • Introduction to Asian American Literature (ENGL230)
  • Asian American Posthumanisms: Biopolitics, Ecopoetics, and Literature (ENGL319)
  • The Senses and the Subject in Cinema and Poetry (ENGL320)
  • Samuel Beckett (ENGL322)
  • The Library: Its Past, Present, and Future (CHUM392)

 

Spring 2025

  • American Literature, 1865-1945: The Americanization of Power (ENGL204)
  • Recent American Fiction (ENGL217)
  • Transpacific Ecologies: Race, Literature, Environment (ENGL225)
  • Anticolonial/Decolonial: Literature and Film (ENGL239)
  • Introduction to Literary Theory: Suspicion, Ideology, Deconstruction (ENGL245)
  • Beyond the Talking Book: Reading African American Literature in the Newspapers (ENGL262)
  • Afro-Asian Intersections in the Americas (ENGL293)
  • Modernist Writers: Virginia Woolf and Jean Rhys (ENGL311)
  • Black Power and the Modern Narrative of Slavery (ENGL324)
  • Archiving America (ENGL341)
  • Faulkner and the Thirties (ENGL368)
  • The Novel as History (ENGL370)

 

 Literary Geography

 

World Literature:

 

 Fall 2024

 

Ways of Reading: Forms of Difference (ENGL201L)

  • Techniques of Poetry: Prosody and Poetic Form
  • The African Novel I: Nervous Conditions (ENGL221)
  • The Senses and the Subject in Cinema and Poetry (ENGL320)
  • Samuel Beckett (ENGL322)
  • The Library: Its Past, Present, and Future (CHUM392)
  • Race, Ethnicity, and Religion in Medieval Literature (ENGL353)
  • Special Topics: Poets in Translation (ENGL372)

 

Spring 2025

  • Transpacific Ecologies: Race, Literature, Environment (ENGL225)
  • Anticolonial/Decolonial: Literature and Film (ENGL239)
  • Introduction to Literary Theory: Suspicion, Ideology, Deconstruction (ENGL245)
  • 1492: States of War (ENGL301)
  • Literatures of Empire (ENGL313)
  • The Novel as History (ENGL370)

 

British Literature:

 

Fall 2024

  • Sublimity, Visions, and the Self in British Literature, 1789-1830 (ENGL226)
  • Data and Culture (ENGL249)
  • The Medieval Beast (ENGL310)
  • Gothic Bodies (ENGL317)
  • Plague and Care-Work in Shakespeare's England (CHUM348)

 

Spring 2025

  • Mystics and Militants: Medieval Women Writers (ENGL232)
  • Science and/as Literature in Early Modern England (ENGL253)
  • Introduction to Detective Fiction (ENGL257)
  • Shakespeare's Macbeth: From Saga to Screen (ENGL305)
  • Modernist Writers: Virginia Woolf and Jean Rhys (ENGL311)
  • Literatures of Empire (ENGL313)
  • Historicizing Early Modern Sexualities (ENGL349)
  • From Courtly Love to Cannibalism: Medieval Romances (ENGL373)
  • Hell: An Introduction (ENGL395)

 

 

 

American Literature:

 

Fall 2024

  • Ways of Reading: Forms of Difference (ENGL201L)
  • American Literature to 1865 (ENGL203)
  • Poetics of Blackness (ENGL222)
  • Introduction to Asian American Literature (ENGL230)
  • Asian American Posthumanisms: Biopolitics, Ecopoetics, and Literature (ENGL319)
  • The Library: Its Past, Present, and Future (CHUM392)

 

Spring 2025

  • American Literature, 1865-1945: The Americanization of Power (ENGL204)
  • Recent American Fiction (ENGL217)
  • Transpacific Ecologies: Race, Literature, Environment (ENGL225)
  • New World Poetics (ENGL258)
  • Beyond the Talking Book: Reading African American Literature in the Newspapers (ENGL262)
  • Afro-Asian Intersections in the Americas (ENGL293)
  • 1492: States of War (ENGL301)
  • Black Power and the Modern Narrative of Slavery (ENGL324)
  • Archiving America (ENGL341)
  • Faulkner and the Thirties (ENGL368)

 

 


Theory

 

Fall 2024

  • Sublimity, Visions, and the Self in British Literature, 1789-1830 (ENGL226)
  • Data and Culture (ENGL249)
  • Gothic Bodies (ENGL317)
  • The Senses and the Subject in Cinema and Poetry (ENGL320)
  • Samuel Beckett (ENGL322)
  • The Library: Its Past, Present, and Future (CHUM392)
  • 1492: States of War (ENGL301)

 

Spring 2025

  • Anticolonial/Decolonial: Literature and Film (ENGL239)
  • Introduction to Literary Theory: Suspicion, Ideology, Deconstruction (ENGL245)
  • Literatures of Empire (ENGL313)
  • Archiving America (ENGL341)
  • Historicizing Early Modern Sexualities (ENGL349)
  • Criticism and Marxism (ENGL 359)
  • Negativity in Black Critical Thought (ENGL376)
  • Creative Writing, Post-Modernism, and Future Theories (CHUM395)

 

Creative Writing

Fall 2024

  • Techniques of Poetry: Prosody and Poetic Form (ENGL216)
  • Techniques of Poetry: Hidden Histories (ENGL216A)
  • Intermediate Nonfiction Workshop (ENGL325)
  • Intermediate Fiction Workshop (ENGL339)
  • Special Topics: Poets in Translation (ENGL372)
  • Senior Seminar in Creative Writing (ENGL450)

 

Spring 2025

  • Techniques of Poetry: Prosody and Poetic Form (ENGL216)
  • Techniques of Nonfiction: Memory and Memoir (ENGL292A)
  • Techniques of Fiction (ENGL296)
  • Advanced Poetry Workshop (ENGL337)
  • Advanced Fiction Workshop (ENGL342)
  • Creative Writing, Post-Modernism, and Future Theories (CHUM395)