English 24, Shakespeare I, at the 10 hour with Professor Crewe
A study of about ten plays spanning Shakespeare’s career, including comedies, histories, tragedies, and romances. Attention will be paid to Shakespeare’s language; to his dramatic practices and theatrical milieu; and to the social, political, and philosophical issues raised by the action of the plays. Videotapes will supplement the reading. Exercises in close reading and interpretative papers. Prerequisite: English 2/3, English 5 or English 5 exemption status. Dist: LIT; WCult: W. Course Group I. CA tag Genre-drama.
English 50, American and British Poetry Since 1914, at the 2A hour with Professor Vasquez
A survey of modern American and British poetry since the First World War, with particular emphasis on the aesthetics, philosophy and politics of modernism. The course covers such canonical and non-canonical poets as Yeats, Pound, HD, Lawrence, Eliot, Stevens, Frost, Williams, Crane, Moore, Millay, Auden, the Harlem Renaissance, and the Beats. Dist: LIT; WCult: W. Course Group III, CA tags Genre-poetry, National Traditions and Countertraditions.
English 60.5, Slavery, Gender and Resistance, at the 10A hour with Professor Broeck (crosslisted with WGST 36.4, AAAS 81)
This class will look at a variety of texts responding to transatlantic slavery, from Mary Prince's narrative and Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin to contemporary writing to examine how (differences, commonalities?) white and black women writers have articulated slavery, and resistance against it.Required reading (primary texts): Mary Prince, The History of Mary Prince. A West Indian Slave; Harriett Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin; Toni Morrison, A Mercy, Elisabeth Kuti, The Sugar Wife; Saidya Hartman, Lose Your Mother; Yvette Christianse, Unconfessed. College distributives TBA. No Course Group. CA tags Genders and Sexualities, Cultural Studies and Popular Culture, Multicultural and Colonial/Postcolonial Studies.
English 60.8, Practicum in Digital Culture and New Media Studies: Environmental Art, at the 2A hour with Professor Flanagan (cross-listed with SART 17 and FILM 49.2, pending faculty approval)
Studio art course with an emphasis on site, location, and environment, with special attention paid to ecological and spatial issues explored by visual artists, sound artists, computer artists, writers, and performance artists. Students respond to the topic by creating work using a technique or medium they are familiar with (sound, drawing, performance, computer program, found sculpture, creative writing, digital photography, video). Dist: ART. CA tags Creative Writing, Cultural Studies and Popular Culture. No course group assignment.
English 62.1, Hebrew Women Poets, at the 10A hour with Professor Back (cross-listed with JSWT 24.5 and WGST 49.3)
The aim of this course is to introduce students to the writings of Hebrew women poets from the days of Ottoman and Mandate Palestine into Israel of the 21st century. Among the many issues to be examined, students will also consider questions of canonization (who is included, who is excluded, and why), the role of the female poetic voice in an unfolding national literature, the complex relationship between the Hebrew woman poet and the Bible, and the double marginalization of Sephardic women poets. In addition to reading supplementary critical and biographic materials on the poets, students will be expected to immerse themselves fully in the poetic texts themselves, and to consider the wide range of poetic strategies and techniques utilized by these poets in their attempts to articulate their worlds. Poets to be studied include, but are not limited to, Rahel, Esther Raab, Lea Goldberg, Zelda, Dahlia Ravikovitch and Yona Wallach. Dist: LIT, WCult: CI. No course group assignment. CA tags Genre-poetry, Genders and Sexualities, National Traditions and Countertraditions.
English 63.1, Digital Game Studies, at the 2A hour with Professor Evens
This course explores digital gaming. Reading academic and popular texts, we will situate digital gaming in relation to new media, visual, and literary studies. Class discussion will focus on outstanding problems in digital game studies: Where do the histories of technology and gaming meet? How do games change players and how do games shape culture? What about designers and programmers? In what ways are digital games playful and what aspects of them are expressive? What is the future of gaming? Of course this class will also study particular games, and, in addition to writing academic essays, students will invent individual and group projects in the game domain. Dist: TAS. Course Group IV. CA tag Literary Theory and Criticism.
English 80.1, Creative Writing, at 10A with Professor Mathis
This course offers a workshop in fiction and poetry. Seminar-sized classes meet twice a week plus individual conferences. Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors, and to first-year students who have completed their seminar. See instructions for applying to English 80. English 80 is the prerequisite to all other Creative Writing courses. Dist: ART.
English 82, Intermediate Creative Writing-Fiction, on Tu/Th 7 - 9pm with Professor Hebert
Continued work in the writing of fiction, focusing on short stories, although students may experiment with the novel. The class proceeds by means of group workshops on student writing, individual conferences with the instructor, and analysis of short stories by contemporary writers. Constant revision is required. See instructions for applying to English 82. Dist: ART.
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