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Spring 2019

 

 

ENG 110 Writers on Writing: An Introduction to the Craft and Business of Writing Narratives
Julio Alves, Th 7:30-9:30 p.m

 

ENG 112 Reading Contemporary Poetry
Matt Donovan, T 7:30-9:00 p.m.

 

ENG 118 (01) Colloqium in Writing: Water: Science and Politics
Naila Moreira, T/Th 10:30-11:50

 

ENG 118 (02) Colloqium in Writing: Unpacking the Library: Mediation, Book History, and Writing in the Digital Age
David Katz, T/Th 10:30-11:50

 

ENG 118 (03) No, Seriously...What's So Funny? Writing About Humor
Peter Sapira,T/Th 9:00-10:20

 

ENG 118 (04) No, Seriously...What's So Funny? Writing About Humor
Peter Sapira,T/Th 10:30-11:50

 

ENG 119 (01) Writing Roundtable: What's for Dinner? Writing about Food
Sara Eddy, M/W 9:00-10:20

 

ENG 119 (02) Writing Roundtable: Language & Power
Miranda McCarvel, T Th 9:00-10:20

 

ENG 125 Introduction to Creative Writing
Arda Collins, Th 1:00-4:00

 

ENG 135 (01) Introduction to Writing Creative Nonfiction:

Topic: Place and Travel
Pamela Petro, M/W 9:00-10:20

 

ENG 135 (02) Introduction to Writing Creative Nonfiction:

Topic: Writing about the Senses
T. Susan Chang, T Th 10:30-11:50

 

ENG 170 History of the English Language
Doug Patey, MWF 9:00-9:50

 

ENG 199 (01) Methods of Literary Study
Richard Millington, M W F 11:00-12:10

 

ENG 199 (02) Methods of Literary Study
Andrea Stone, T/Th 1:00-2:20

 

ENG 200 English Literary Tradition I

Topic: Monsters and the Monstress
Cornelia Pearsall, T/Th 9:00-10:20

 

ENG 201 English Literary Tradition II
Michael Gorra, M/W 1:10-2:30

 

ENG 202 Western Classics in Translation
George Katsaros, T Th 9:00-10:20

 

ENG 204 Arthurian Legend
Nancy Bradbury, M/W 2:40-4:00

 

ENG 206 Intermediate Fiction Writing-Factual Fiction
Sara London, Th 1:00-4:00 

Writing submission required

Please submit a writing sample of 4 – 6 pages (double-spaced) of your fiction. The sample should reflect your strongest writing, and may be a brief scene, a complete short-short story, or an excerpt from any part of a longer work of fiction. In an attached note (a single-spaced paragraph), please indicate your year, and briefly note past writing experiences, and what you most wish to accomplish in this class.

 

Deadline is by 3:00 on Friday, November 16th. Send to jroberts@smith.edu

                                     

 

ENG 207 The Technology of Reading and Writing
Doug Patey, MWF 11:00-12:10

 

ENG 228 Children's Literature
Gillian Kendall, T Th 9:00-10:20

 

ENG 236 African-American Literature 1900 to the Present
Flavia Santos De Araujo, M/W 2:40-4:00

 

ENG 237 Environmental Poetry & Ecological Thought

Lily Gurton-Wachter, T/Th 9:00-10:20

 

ENG 238 What Jane Austen Read: The 18th Century Novel
Doug Patey, MWF 9:00-9:50

 

ENG 245 Worldbuilding: Topics in Reading and Writing Creative Fiction

Topic: The Landscapes and Cityscapes of Creative Fiction
Gillian Kendall, T/Th 10:30-11:50

 

Writing submission required

Please submit a writing sample of no more than 6 pages of your fiction. Also include a note—no more than a page—that tells what genre you like to write in (you can experiment with genre in class, but I'm interested in your preferences) and if you are working on a larger project.


Deadline is by 3:00 on Friday, November 16th. Send to jroberts@smith.edu

 

ENG 247 Race, Suburbia, and the Post-1945 U.S. Novel
Jina Kim, T/Th 3:00-4:20

 

ENG 255 What Makes a Tale Worth Telling?: Reading the 19th Century Story
Michael Gorra, T/Th 10:30-11:50

 

ENG 256 Shakespeare
Naomi Miller, T Th 10:30-11:50

 

ENG 260 Milton
Craig Davis, M/W 9:00-10:20

 

ENG 271 Imagining Evil
Craig Davis & Joel Westerdale, T/Th 10:30-11:50

 

ENG 273 Bloomsbury & Sexuality
Cornelia Pearsall & Lise Sanders, T/Th 1:00-2:20

 

ENG 282 The Harlem Renaissance
Daphne Lamothe, T/Th 10:30-11:50

 

ENG 291 Lakes Writing Workshop

Topic: Comedy y Cultura: Your Humorous Life
Monica Palacios, Th 3:00-4:50

 

Writing submission required

Write about a memorable personal experience that happened to you—you are the main focus. Comedic or tragic or both. Be descriptive, allow the reader to experience all your emotions. 3-4 pages.


Deadline is by 3:00 on Friday, November 16th. Send to jroberts@smith.edu

 

 

ENG 295 Advanced Poetry Writing

Ellen Dore Watson, T 1:00-4:00 (Please note that the class will be expected to attend the Smith poet Q&As and readings on occasional Tuesdays, at 4pm and 7:30.)    

 

Writing submission required

Interested students should submit a writing sample of 6 poems, with a cover note that includes your contact info, your class year, a description of your poetry background (e.g., creative writing and poetry courses taken here or elsewhere), and anything else that might be helpful for the professor to know.

 

Deadline is by 3:00 on Friday, November 16th. Send to jroberts@smith.edu

 

 

ENG 296 Advanced Fiction Writing
Fiona Cheong, Th 1:00-2:50

Writing submission required

Please submit a writing sample of no more than 3-4 pages (double-spaced) of your fiction. Your sample should be a piece of writing that you love, and can come from work that you consider finished or unfinished. Please also include a short note (about a page, single-spaced), explaining why you would like to enroll in this class at this time. Also say why you chose this specific writing sample and what you hope it demonstrates about you as a writer.


Deadline is by 3:00 on Friday, November 16th. Send to jroberts@smith.edu

    

 

ENG 327 Robin Hood: Legendary Outlaw
Nancy Bradbury, T 3:00-4:50

 

ENG 349 Literatures of the Black Atlantic
Andrea Stone, T/Th 3:00-4:50

 

ENG 387 Seminar: Asian American Autobiography

Topic: Anti-Memoir
Floyd Cheung, T 1:00-2:50

 

ENG 395 Capstone in Creative Writing

Members of the department, , W 7:30-9:30