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ENGLISH 368A: Imagining the Oceans (COMPLIT 368A, FRENCH 368A)

How has Western culture constructed the world's oceans since the beginning of global ocean exploration? How have imaginative visions of the ocean been shaped by marine science, technology, exploration, commerce and leisure? Primary authors read might include Cook, Banks, Equiano, Ricketts, and Steinbeck; Defoe, Cooper, Verne, Conrad, Woolf and Hemingway; Coleridge, Baudelaire, Moore, Bishop and Walcott. Critical readings include Schmitt, Rediker and Linebaugh, Baucom, Best, Corbin, Auden, Sontag and Heller-Roazen. Films by Sekula, Painlevé and Bigelow. Seminar coordinated with a 2015 Cantor Arts Center public exhibition. Visits to the Cantor; other possible field trips include Hopkins Marine Station and SF Maritime Historical Park. Open to graduate students only.
Last offered: Winter 2020

ENGLISH 372D: Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CSRE 301)

an advanced introduction to concepts and debates within the multi-disciplinary field of comparative studies in race and ethnicity.

ENGLISH 373: Shakespearean Tragedy and Its Critics

A close study of Shakespeare's major tragedies and exemplary criticism from the Restoration to the present.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-5
Instructors: Hoxby, B. (PI)

ENGLISH 375E: The Poetry of Animality: Romantic to Contemporary

Animals provide poets with an opportunity to stop and pay attention, to reflect upon the difference as well as the mirroring registered in the encounter between human and non-human animals. Incorporating work from the interdisciplinary field of animal studies, this course will explore the poetry of animality: songbirds, swimmers, crawlers, predators, hoverers, hoppers, spinners, burrowers, scavengers, noble wanderers, climbers, slitherers, and all the feline tribe of tiger as represented in poetry from the Romantic period century through the contemporary.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5
Instructors: Gigante, D. (PI)

ENGLISH 380A: Pro Seminar

This is a workshop for students in years four and beyond who are transitioning from grad student to professional life. Topics include: job letters, revising seminar paper into journal article, how to focus dissertation topics. Cross-listed with TAPS.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3
Instructors: Phelan, P. (PI)

ENGLISH 381B: Theories of Race and Ethnicity

This interdisciplinary and reading-intensive course has been designed to familiarize you with the key scholars, as well as the most recent developments, in theorizations of race and ethnicity in literary and cultural studies, performance studies, visual studies, and philosophy. As we work our way through this diverse set of readings, particular attention will be paid to how the various approaches illuminate key issues under current debate: subjectivity, identity, biological difference, racial representation, affect, and political activism.
Last offered: Autumn 2018

ENGLISH 388B: Critical Theory: New Direction (TAPS 388B)

A survey of five new(ish) approaches to literature and the visual/performing arts crucial for graduate work. These are: critical race theory, eco-criticism, ethics, sexuality and machine learning.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5
Instructors: Phelan, P. (PI)

ENGLISH 390: Graduate Fiction Workshop

For Stegner fellows in the writing program. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 3 | Repeatable for credit

ENGLISH 392: Graduate Poetry Workshop

For Stegner fellows in the writing program. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 3 | Repeatable for credit

ENGLISH 394: Independent Study

Preparation for first-year Ph.D. qualifying examination and third year Ph.D. oral exam.
Terms: Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1-10 | Repeatable for credit
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