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Spring 2015 Graduate Courses
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ENGL 5261 Malory: Cultures of the 15th Century
Wogan-Browne, J. M 5:30 - 8:00 RH - Room TBA
MVST 5707
The Spiritual Senses
Albin, A. W 5:00 - 7:30 RH - Room TBA
ENGL 5707 High Modernism: 1922 Sicker, P. F 2:30 - 5:00 RH - Room TBA
ENGL 5758 20th C. American Autobiography
Stone, E. M 5:30 - 8:00 RH - Room TBA 
ENGL 5841 Early American Media
Stein, J. T 4:00 - 6:30 RH - Room TBA
ENGL 5985
Introduction to Early Modern Studies
McEleney, C. R 5:30 - 8:00 RH - Room TBA
ENGL 5999
Colloquium: Pedagogy Theory / Pra 1
Gold, M. / Fernald, A. T 1:30 - 3:20 RH - Room TBA
ENGL 8935
Dissertation Writing Seminar
Cahill, E. R  2:30 - 5:00 RH - Room TBA
ENGL 5777
Master Class: Literary Magazine Workshop
 Gambito, S. W  9:00 - 11:30
LC - Room TBA
ENGL 5700 Playwriting Workshop  Cusi C. Cram R 1:30 - 4:30 Primary Stages
307 W 38 St Suite 1510
COURSE NO. / CRN / Description / Req. & PreREQ. / Instructor
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ENGL 5261

Sir Thomas Malory: Political, Religious and Literary Cultures of the Fifteenth Century
Malory’s vast Morte Darthurand the wide multilingual reading that went into it is both object of study and the gateway into the troubled fifteenth century in this course.
British 1 -  Crosslisted with MVST  Wogan-Browne, J.
MVST 5707 Meditation, Contemplation, and the Spiritual Senses
The late Middle Ages saw an astonishing proliferation of texts, practices, and styles of devotion seeking to draw human beings closer to God through the body. New emphasis on Christ’s humanity and Aristotelian natural philosophy prompted the rediscovery of the five corporeal senses and their cognitive processes in devotional literature. In this course, we will examine the languages, knowledges, desires, and anxieties surrounding the senses in a diverse corpus of texts, probing them for their theological import as much as for their literary design. Major authors: Aristotle, Augustine, Origen, Hugh of St. Victor, Bonaventure, Richard Rolle, Chaucer, Margery Kempe, Meditationes Vitae Christi.
British 1 - Crosslisted with MVST
  Albin, A.
ENGL 5700

Playwriting Workshop
The primary goals of the course are to hone basic craft and to create an environment that will guide the writers’ exploration of their individual voices. We will concentrate on four major issues: storytelling, character, structure, and the poetic voice. The course is taught from overlapping perspectives of traditional and alternative techniques. Exercises are rooted in storytelling techniques and character development.
Elective or Writing - Crosslisted with MFA Playwriting   Cram, C.
ENGL 5707

High Modernism: 1922
An exploration of five major works published in modernism’s annus mirabilis and the literary climate that fostered these seminal texts. The defining novel and poem of the twentieth century—Joyce’s Ulysses and Eliot’s The Waste Land, respectively—both appeared in 1922, along with Woolf’s first important novel, Jacob’s Room, Lawrence’s story collection, England, My England, and Yeats’s anthology volume Later Poems, including such works as “A Prayer for My Daughter” and “The Second Coming.”
British 3    Sicker, P.
ENGL 5758

20th Century American Autobiography
This course will focus on self-representations in print (essays, memoirs, autobiography), multimedia (graphic memoir, documentary, photography) and everyday life (Facebook, selfies, etc).
American 2   Stone, E.
ENGL 5777

Master Class: Literary Magazine Workshop
The aim of this class is to give students the experience and skills necessary to create a literary magazine in alignment with the most recent and rapid changes in literary consumption. Students will curate, edit and write for CURA, the print and online literary magazine of the Creative Writing program. Instruction will also focus on the marketing, publicity and event production protocols and practices crucial for successful literary publishing. Working collaboratively, students will endeavor to expand the boundaries of the literary magazine by examining the best powers of print and online venues in order to achieve the maximum impact of both.
  Gambito, S.
ENGL 5841

Early American Media
An introduction to early American literature by way of the transatlantic dynamics of printing, reading, and circulating media before the rise of industrial publishing in the late nineteenth century.
American 1   Stein, J.
ENGL 5985

Introduction to Early Modern Studies
An introduction to the major debates, conversations, and approaches in early modern studies, with a focus on what it means to define and contribute to a field, how canons are formed, and what constitutes evidence for a literary-critical argument. Students will be exposed to, and gain practice in, a variety of methodological strategies and techniques: close reading and rhetorical analysis, archival research, theoretical and interdisciplinary work, and textual editing, among others.
British 2   McEleney, C.

Colloquium:Pedagogy Theo/Pra 1
The required 10th course for English Ph.D. students consists of sequenced pedagogy training spanning two semesters. ENGL 5999 is the first part of the Teaching Practicum, which is to be taken in the spring of English Ph.D. student's 2nd Year. This part of the course is taken in the Spring (before teaching), and includes individual interviews, assignment of written work and practice teaching. Each student will have a mentor, complete a portfolio of materials, and create multiple assignments. This part of the course is graded as pass or fail. Once students pass the first part of the course in the Spring semester, they will be approved to take the second part of the course in the Fall semester - when English Ph.D. students begin to teach. This part the "Colloquium" introduces students to different pedagogical approaches and methods. The second part of the course is registered as ENGL 6004 Colloquium: PED Theory:Pr.
First part of 10th Required Course for Ph.D's Gold, M./Fernald, A.
ENGL 8935

Dissertation Writing Seminar
Designed as a resource for all doctoral students who have passed the comprehensive exam. Students working on the dissertation proposal are encouraged to take this class. During each meeting students will present and respond to work in progress. Across the semester, the seminar will treat challenges of bibliographic research and strategies of effective writing specific to large projects. Attention will also be given to the preparation of material for academic publication.
Prerequisite: Post Ph.D. Comps       Cahill, E. 


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