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Spring 2017

 

ENG 112 Reading Contemporary Poetry
Patrick Donnelly, T 7:30-9:00

ENG 118 All the World's a Stage
Roger Pinches, M W 9:00-10:20

ENG 118 The Aims of Education
Matthew Gagnon, M W 1:10-2:30

ENG 118 Hope and Fear: The Power of Persuasion
Morgan Sheehan-Bubla, T Th 9:00-10:20

ENG 118 No, Seriously...What's So Funny? Writing about Humor
Peter Sapira, T Th 10:30-11:50

ENG 119 What's for Dinner? Writing about Food
Sara Eddy, T Th 9:00-10:20

ENG 119 This Overheating World
Naila Moreira, T Th 10:30-11:50

ENG 135 Writing about Sports
Pamela Petro, M W 9:00-10:20

ENG 135 Writing about the Senses
Susie Chang, T Th 10:30-11:50

ENG 135 Writing about the Arts
Brooke Hauser, T Th 9:00-10:20

ENG 120 Reading and Writing Short Stories
Gillian Kendall, T Th 9:00-10:20

ENG 120 Reading and Writing Short Poems
Maya Janson, M W 2:40-4:00

ENG 120 Literature and War
Lily Gurton-Wachter, T Th 10:30-11:50

CLT 177 Journeys in Comparative Literature: Epic Worlds
Craig Davis, T Th 10:30-11:50

ENG 199 Methods of Literary Study
Ambreen Hai, M W 1:10-2:30

ENG 199 Methods of Literary Study
Rick Millington, M W F 11:00-12:10

ENG 199 Methods of Literary Study
Michael Thurston, M W F 9:00-9:50

 

ENG 200 English Literary Tradition I
Nancy Bradbury, M W 1:10-2:30

ENG 201 English Literary Tradition II
Cornelia Pearsall, T Th 10:30-11:50

ENG/CLT 203Western Classics in Translation, from Chretien de Troyes to Tolstoy
Maria Banerjee, T Th 9:00-10:20

ENG 204 Arthurian Legend
Nancy Bradbury, T Th 10:30-11:50

ENG 207 Technology of Reading and Writing
Doug Patey, M W F 9:00-9:50

ENG 216 Intermediate Poetry Writing-Writing sample required
Ellen Watson, W 1:10-4:00                            

Interested students should submit a writing sample of 6 poems, with a cover note that includes your contact info, your class year, and a description of your poetry background (e.g., courses taken here or elsewhere, whether you are a Poetry Concentrator, etc.), and anything else you’d like the professor to know. Samples should be sent to jroberts@smith.edu no later than 3:00 on the last day of registration, Friday, November 18th.

                       

ENG 217 Studies in Medieval Literature: Old Irish
Craig Davis, M W F 10:00-10:50

ENG 223 Contemporary American Gothic Literature
Andrea Stone, T Th 3:00-4:20

ENG 229 Turning Novels into Films
Ambreen Hai, T Th 1:00-2:50

ENG 233 American Literature from 1865-1914
Floyd Cheung, M W F 11:00-12:10

ENG 238 What Jane Austen Read
Doug Patey, M W F 11:00-12:10

ENG 257 Shakespeare
Gillian Kendall, T Th 10:30-11:50

ENG 279 American Women Poets
Michael Thurston, M W F 11:00-12:10

ENG 285 Introduction to Contemporary Literary Theory
Andrea Stone, T Th 1:00-2:20

ENG 291 Lakes Writing Workshop-Topic: Prompt and Circumstance: A Creative Lab for the Performing Writer-Writing sample required, Lenelle Moise, T 3:00-4:50   

Write a dramatic monologue. The speaker’s goal is to get someone to stay. Begin with the question, “Do you remember that day on the bridge?” End with the sentence, “Well, I can’t stop you.” Over the course of the monologue, the speaker must:
• Utter the words ORANGE, VELVET and THUNDER.
• Repeat the same rude question twice.
• Answer and end an ill-timed phone call.
• Get distracted by their own sense of smell.
Please submit no more than a page and a half, double-spaced, 12-point font in Courier or Times New Roman.Submissions should be sent to jroberts@smith.edu no later than 3:00 on the last day of registration, Friday, November 18th.

 

ENG 293 Colloquium: The Art and History of the Book
Joseph Black, T Th 3:00-4:50

ENG 295 Advanced Poetry Writing-Writing sample required
Marilyn Chin, T 1:00-4:00      

If you are interested in being admitted to this course, please submit 5 poems and a letter describing your poetry background and what you will bring to the course. Samples should be sent to jroberts@smith.edu no later than 3:00 on the last day of registration, Friday, November 18th.
                               

ENG 296 Advanced Fiction Writing-Writing sample required
Ruth Ozeki, T 1:00-4:00     

Please submit a writing sample of no more than 3-4 pages of your fiction. Your sample should highlight what you feel is strongest about your writing. Please also include a short note (no more than a page) explaining why you would like to enroll in this class at this time. If you'd like, you may also explain why you chose this specific writing sample, and what you hope it demonstrates about you as a writer and thinker. Samples should be sent to jroberts@smith.edu no later than 3:00 on the last day of registration, Friday, November 18th.
                                

ENG 333 Seminar: A Major British or American Writer: Nabokov
Dean Flower, T 3:00-4:50

ENG 333 Seminar: A Major British or American Writer: Hawthorne's Fiction
Rick Millington, Th 7:30-9:30 p.m.

ENG 361 Poetry of War
Cornelia Pearsall, T Th 1:00-2:20

ENG 365 Seminar:Studies in 19th Century LiteratureTopic: Literature of Resistance and Social Justice in the Age of Revolution
Lily Gurton-Wachter, Th 1:00-2:50

ENG 384/AMS 351 Writing about American Society Topic: Audio as a Narrative Technology-Writing sample required
Andrew Leland, W 1:10-3:00                                

Applicants should submit a prose writing sample (between 250 and 1000 words), along with a paragraph describing their interest in the course. Submissions should be sent to jroberts@smith.edu no later than 3:00 on the last day of registration, Friday, November 18th.