Graduate Courses Summer 2014

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ENG 628: TEACHING CREATIVE WRITING - DR. ANGELA BALL (5-WK 2)

This course will constitute a communal effort to gather, assimilate, and process all the most useful lore, advice, information, and techniques relating to the teaching of creative writing classes in poetry and fiction.  Predicated on the notion that the best advice about writing cuts across genre, the course aims to help students develop teaching skills beyond their own primary area of expertise, skills that will be invaluable to them as teachers seeking to serve the widest possible contingent of students.  It aims to help students think usefully about what it means to teach and how to bring their best, most generous selves to bear on the project at hand.

Course Requirements

  • Class attendance and participation   25%
  • Presentations: one on a favorite textbook, one presenting a favorite writing exercise  25%
  • Teaching Portfolio  50%

To include the following:

  • One-page statement of teaching philosophy
  • Syllabi for lower and upper-level undergraduate classes in student’s major genre
  • Syllabus for a graduate class in the student’s major genre
  • Ten-page discussion of student’s most influential works of poetry and/or fiction: the literature that has fed his or her writing.

 

ENG 716: SEMINAR IN MODERN WORLD LITERATURE - DR. CHARLES SUMNER

"Modernism in an International Context"

This course will focus on modernism in an international context. We will begin with Kafka, move to French surrealism, and then on to Cubist and Vorticist painting, the literature that developed out of the latter visual movement, and then finally to more central British and American figures including Eliot, Woolf, and Hemingway.
 
Book List
  • Nadja, Breton
  • Blast, Wyndham Lewis
  • Selected Poems, T.S. Eliot
  • The Sun Also Rises, Hemingway
  • Mrs. Dalloway, Woolf
  • Nightwood, Barnes