Graduate Courses

To see a complete list of courses offered and their descriptions, visit the online course catalog.

For current course schedule information and registration, visit SIS.

Column one has the course number and section. Other columns show the course title, days offered, instructor's name, room number, if the course is cross-referenced with another program, and a option to view additional course information in a pop-up window.

Secularism & Theory
AS.060.603 (01)

This graduate seminar will construct a history of critical theory through the lens of contemporary narratives about secularization and methodological critiques of secularism.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: M 1:00PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Hickman, Jared W
  • Room: Gilman 130D  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/8
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Poetry and Performance
AS.060.627 (01)

This course will be devoted to the histories and theories of 19th-, 20th-, and 21st-century poetry and performance, beginning with William Wordsworth’s and Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Lyrical Ballads. Upon hearing the poets read, William Hazlitt remarked that “[t]here is a chaunt in the recitation both of Coleridge and Wordsworth, which acts as a spell upon the hearer, and disarms the judgment.” This early instance of reception history will provide the backdrop for our discussion throughout the semester. Besides Wordsworth and Coleridge, our reading list will include verse, theory, and criticism by Robert Browning, Walt Whitman, T.S. Eliot, James Weldon Johnson, Langston Hughes, William Carlos Williams, Charles Olson, Allen Ginsberg, Norman Pritchard, Amiri Baraka, Tracie Morris, Christian Bök, Lisa Gitelman, Frederich Kittler, Peter Middleton, John M. Picker, Susan Stewart, and others.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:00PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Nurhussein, Nadia
  • Room: Gilman 130D  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/8
  • PosTag(s): n/a

The Sensorium of Reading c. 1800
AS.060.651 (01)

This seminar aims to think hard about the embodied reader and the material realm of reading. Our work will position reading less as a strict function of cognition and more as a matter of phenomenology, sensation, and material structures. Though we will attend to question of vision (and loss of vision) we will also highlight other senses: hearing, touch, smell, taste and bodily proprioception. Course materials will include recent studies that link reading and the senses, as well as texts from the late eighteenth and early nineteenth-century, a moment when the idea of Literature emerged alongside a theorizing of media and mediation, and investigations linking aesthetics and phenomenology. Samuel Taylor Coleridge will be one guide for the seminar, but so will the ballad revival and the literature of abolition. Seminar participants are invited to target other periods and places in their own research projects for the seminar.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:00PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Favret, Mary
  • Room: Gilman 130D  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/8
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dark Conceits: Allegory, Interpretation, and Psychoanalysis
AS.060.653 (01)

Bringing theological commentary and psychoanalytic diagnosis into conversation with historicism, formalism, sexuality studies and premodern critical race studies, this course uses Edmund Spenser’s “Fairie Queene” to re-open the question of hermeneutics.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 1:00PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Daniel, Andrew
  • Room: Gilman 130D  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/8
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Journal Club
AS.060.696 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Daniel, Andrew
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Independent Study
AS.060.800 (01)

This course is a semester-long independent research course for graduate students. Students will have one-on-one assignments and check-in's with designated faculty throughout the semester.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Thompson, Mark C (Mark)
  • Room:    
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Independent Study
AS.060.800 (02)

This course is a semester-long independent research course for graduate students. Students will have one-on-one assignments and check-in's with designated faculty throughout the semester.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Achinstein, Sharon
  • Room:    
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Independent Study
AS.060.800 (03)

This course is a semester-long independent research course for graduate students. Students will have one-on-one assignments and check-in's with designated faculty throughout the semester.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Daniel, Andrew
  • Room:    
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Individual Work
AS.060.893 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Mao, Douglas
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 31/40
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Independent Reading
AS.060.894 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Thompson, Mark C (Mark)
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.060.603 (01)Secularism & TheoryM 1:00PM - 4:00PMHickman, Jared WGilman 130D
AS.060.627 (01)Poetry and PerformanceT 1:00PM - 4:00PMNurhussein, NadiaGilman 130D
AS.060.651 (01)The Sensorium of Reading c. 1800W 1:00PM - 4:00PMFavret, MaryGilman 130D
AS.060.653 (01)Dark Conceits: Allegory, Interpretation, and PsychoanalysisTh 1:00PM - 4:00PMDaniel, AndrewGilman 130D
AS.060.696 (01)Journal ClubDaniel, Andrew 
AS.060.800 (01)Independent StudyThompson, Mark C (Mark) 
AS.060.800 (02)Independent StudyAchinstein, Sharon 
AS.060.800 (03)Independent StudyDaniel, Andrew 
AS.060.893 (01)Individual WorkMao, Douglas 
AS.060.894 (01)Independent ReadingThompson, Mark C (Mark)