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Gateway Course

ENG 1a  Introduction to Literary Studies
Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman, MWR 10-10:50

Courses Pre-1800

ENG 4a  The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century: Reason, Pleasure, Power
Thomas King,  TF 12:30-1:50

ENG 54a   Comedy, Sympathy, and the Problem of Other Minds in the 18th-Century Novel
Steven Plunkett,   MW 5-6:20

ENG 128a  Alternative Worlds: Modern Utopian Texts
Mary Baine Campbell, MW 3:30-4:50

ENG 132b  Chaucer
Mary Baine Campbell, MWR 12-12:50

ENG 183b  Gods and Humans in the Renaissance
Ramie Targoff, TF 11-12:20

Courses Post-1800

ENG 5a  British Literature in the Age of Darwin and Dickens
Sebastian Lecourt, TR 2-3:20

ENG 8a  Twenty-first Century American Literature
Caren Irr, MWR 11-11:50

ENG 26a  Detection & Analysis: Deciphering Theories of Madness
Michaela Whelan, TR 3:30-4:50

ENG 36a  America's First Bestsellers
Michael Gilmore, MW 2-3:20

ENG 117b  The Novels of William Faulkner
John Burt, MWR 1-1:50

ENG 126a  American Realism & Naturalism
John Burt, MW 3:30-4:50

ENG 137a   Postimperial Fictions
David Babcock,  MWR 9-9:50

ENG 157b  American Women Poets
Dawn Skorczewski, TR 2-3:20


ENG 27b  Classic Hollywood Cinema
Paul Morrison, MWR 12-12:50

Literary Theory

ENG 151a  Queer Studies
Thomas King, TR 3:30-4:50

ENG 161b  The Death and Life of the Subject
Laura Quinney, TF 11-12:20

ENG 171a  History of Literary Criticism: From Plato to Postmodernism
Sebastian Lecourt, TF 9:30-10:50

Multicultural Literature / World Anglophone

ENG 16a  Slavery & Self-making in African American Literature
Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman, MWR 1-1:50

ENG 77b   Literatures of Global English
David Babcock, MW 2-3:20

ENG 138a  Making Modern Subjects: Empire, Citizenship, Intimacy
Faith Smith, TF 12:30-1:50

Creative Writing Courses

ENG 19b  The Autobiographical Imagination
Melanie Braverman, R 2-4:50

ENG 79a  Directed Writing: Beginning Screenplay
Marc Weinberg, M 6:30-9:20

ENG 109a  Directed Writing: Poetry
Melanie Braverman, F 9-11:50

ENG 109b  Directed Writing: Short Fiction
Colin Channer, T 9-11:50

ENG 119a Directed Writing: Fiction
Stephen McCauley, T 2-4:50

ENG 119b  Directed Writing: Poetry
Olga Broumas, W 2-4:50


ENG 200a  Methods of Literary Studies
William Flesch, R 2-4:50

ENG 217a  Writing Twentieth-Century Revolutions
Caren Irr, M 2-4:50

ENG 225a  Romantic Poetry
Laura Quinney, T 2-4:50

Graduate Consortium Courses