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ENGLISH 198L: Individual Work: Levinthal Tutorial

Undergraduate writers work individually with visiting Stegner Fellows in poetry, fiction, and if available, nonfiction. Students design their own curriculum; Stegner Fellows act as writing mentors and advisers. Prerequisites: 90, 91, or 92; submitted manuscript.
Terms: Win | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

ENGLISH 199: Senior Independent Essay

Open, with department approval, to seniors majoring in non-Honors English who wish to work throughout the year on a 10,000 word critical or scholarly essay. Applicants submit a sample of their expository prose, proposed topic, and bibliography to the Director of Undergraduate Studies before preregistration in May of the junior year. Each student accepted is responsible for finding a department faculty adviser. May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-10 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

ENGLISH 215C: Hamlet and the Critics (ENGLISH 115C, TAPS 151C)

Focus is on Shakespeare's Hamlet as a site of rich critical controversy from the eighteenth century to the present. Aim is to read, discuss, and evaluate different approaches to the play, from biographical, theatrical, and psychological to formalist, materialist, feminist, new historicist, and, most recently, quantitative. The ambition is to see whether there can be great literature without (a) great (deal of) criticism. The challenge is to understand the theory of literature through the study of its criticism.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Lupic, I. (PI)

ENGLISH 280: Eighteenth-Century British Literature

The course will survey some of the major texts and authors of eighteenth-century British literature. No previous knowledge of the period is required. Particular topics we will address will include: the social and historical backgrounds of eighteenth-century literature, satire and the rise of the novel, the relationship between "elite" art and popular culture, literature and the visual arts (Hogarth), the rise of new critical approaches to works of the period.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Castle, T. (PI)

ENGLISH 290: Advanced Fiction Writing

Workshop critique of original short stories or novel. Prerequisites: manuscript, consent of instructor, and 190-level fiction workshop. May be repeat for credit
Terms: Win, Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

ENGLISH 303D: Thinking in Fiction (COMPLIT 303D)

Is there a boundary between fact and fiction? Is fiction a stable category at all? Should we be thinking instead about description, factual reference, the place of history, and the methods of science? This course will examine the ways in which fictions figure in the workings of the human mind and human institutions, as well as in literature. Readings will include work by philosophers and critics stretching from Locke, Hume, and Adam Smith, to twentieth-century figures such as Vaihinger (the philosophy of "as if"), to "possible worlds" theory. Bruno Latour, Marie-Laure Ryan, and Ann Banfield will be joined by Catherine Gallagher and narratologists. In reaching back to the eighteenth century, we also can have in mind important essays or prefaces by such writers as Horace Walpole, Anna Laetitia Barbauld, and Anne Radcliffe. Novels, of course, raise large questions about fictionality. Works for study include: The Female Quixote, The Castle of Otranto, Tristram Shandy, and A Simple Story.
Terms: Win | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Bender, J. (PI)

ENGLISH 306: Theorizing Hybridity: Crossings of Race, Gender & Genre

¿Theorizing Hybridity: Crossings of Race, Gender & Genre¿ examines works that bend, transgress, or transform aesthetic and political conventions in the ways they press on commonly-held boundaries of race, gender, class, faith and identity, more generally. Primary selections include literature, performance, art and visual culture spanning the 19th-21st centuries that dramatize hybridity as a vehicle of social commentary or critique. Emphasis on primary and secondary scholarly material that enact or examine ¿mixed race,¿ trans identities, and hybrid modes of aesthetic expression. This course welcomes those interested new to or interested in an introduction to Critical Mixed Race Studies and/or Trans Studies.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Elam, M. (PI)

ENGLISH 313: Performance and Performativity (FEMGEN 313, TAPS 313)

Performance theory through topics including: affect/trauma, embodiment, empathy, theatricality/performativity, specularity/visibility, liveness/disappearance, belonging/abjection, and utopias and dystopias. Readings from Schechner, Phelan, Austin, Butler, Conquergood, Roach, Schneider, Silverman, Caruth, Fanon, Moten, Anzaldúa, Agamben, Freud, and Lacan. May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Win | Units: 1-4 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Menon, J. (PI)

ENGLISH 316: American Story Cycles

A survey of American literature told through the history of an important, complex, and neglected genre, the short story cycle, ranging from Washington Irving¿s Tales of a Traveller (1824) to William Faulkner's Go Down, Moses (1942).  Other authors include Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar Allan Poe, Sarah Orne Jewett, Charles Chesnutt, Gertrude Stein, and Sherwood Anderson.  The course will introduce students to the patterns of American literary development, its social and cultural contexts, and the major critical/theoretical lenses through which it has been understood.  In particular, we will consider the unique formal qualities of the story cycle its liminal status between novel and story collection, its vacillation between unity and multiplicity, connection and disconnection in relation to broader American questions of identity and community.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Jones, G. (PI)

ENGLISH 327: Genres of the Novel (COMPLIT 327, FRENCH 327)

Provides students with an overview of some major genres in the history of the modern novel, along with major theorists in the critical understanding of the form. Novels might include works by Cervantes, Defoe, Lafayette, Radcliffe, Goethe, Scott, Balzac, Melville, and Woolf. Theorists might include Lukacs, Bakhtin, Jameson, Gallagher, Barthes, Kristeva, and Bourdieu. *PLEASE NOTE: Course for graduate students only.*
Terms: Win | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Cohen, M. (PI)
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