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.

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Social Imaginaries and the Public Sphere in European Literature, 1760-1815
AS.213.631 (01)

We will examine the contribution of (post-)Enlightenment literature to the evolution of a modern social imaginary. First we will acquaint ourselves with some theoretical approaches to the concept of the social imaginary (Cornelius Castoriadis, Charles Taylor, Albrecht Koschorke). We will then read selected texts from European literature (from Rousseau and Ferguson to Lessing, Schiller, Kleist, Novalis and Fichte, among others) that are characteristic of the formation of a modern social imaginary at the epochal threshold between the 18th and 19th centuries. We will attend to the interface of social self-conceptions and the public sphere.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: F 1:30PM - 3:30PM
  • Instructor: Tobias, Rochelle
  • Room: Gilman 381
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/15
  • PosTag(s): MLL-ENGL

Black Print Culture
AS.060.617 (01)

Students interested in black print culture will engage in intensive archival research, both collaborative and individual, using the Sheridan Library’s Rare Book and Manuscript collections. Texts include poems, printed lectures, pamphlets, novels, periodicals, ephemera, correspondence, etc., alongside relevant critical and theoretical reading.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 1:00PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Nurhussein, Nadia
  • Room: Gilman 130D
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/8
  • PosTag(s): ENGL-GLOBAL

Desiring Poems
AS.060.669 (01)

What do we want from poems? What does literary criticism have to do with desire? How might we understand the relationship between literary critics and texts, authors, and characters as an ambivalent, fraught and complex space of attachment? Focusing on poetry, this course will read a sequence of early modern lyric poems and shorter narrative poems and a transhistorical array of critical writings in which the interpretation of poetry is brought into relation with other forms of attachment, cathexis, and longing. Authors and texts will include: Plato, “Phaedo”; Lauren Berlant, Desire/Love; Heather Love, “Emotional Rescue”; Sigmund Freud on sublimation; Sappho; Anne Carson, Eros, the Bittersweet; Shakespeare’s sonnets; Oscar Wilde, “Portrait of Mr. W.H.”; John Donne, Holy Sonnets; Ben Saunders, Desiring Donne; George Herbert ,”The Temple”; Aaron Kunin, Love Three; Roland Barthes, A Lover’s Discourse; bell hooks, All About Love: New Visions; Keats’ Odes; Anahid Nersessian, Keat’s Odes: A Lover’s Discourse.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:00PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Daniel, Andrew
  • Room: Gilman 130D
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/8
  • PosTag(s): ENGL-PR1800

TA Apprenticeship
AS.060.811 (01)

For English PhD students in their first spring semester. They will get their first bit of experience with TAship responsibilities.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Miller, Andrew
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • 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: 5.00 - 10.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Miller, Andrew
  • Room:  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Teaching Assistant
AS.060.822 (01)

For English PhD students in their second year. This indicates they are actively participating as a TA as required by the program.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Miller, Andrew
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Fifth-Year Teaching
AS.060.855 (01)

For English PhD candidates in their fifth year. This indicates they are actively teaching a course as required by the program.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Miller, Andrew
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Third-Year Teaching
AS.060.833 (01)

For English PhD students/candidates in their third year. This indicates they are actively teaching a course as required by the program.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Miller, Andrew
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Fifth-Year Service
AS.060.857 (01)

For English PhD candidates in their fifth year. This indicates they are actively performing an administrative/service role with the program/department or university that precludes any teaching responsibilities.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Miller, Andrew
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Fifth-Year Fellowship
AS.060.859 (01)

For English PhD candidates in their fifth year. For those who receive external funding and will neither do the expected teaching or participate in any kind of departmental service as required.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Miller, Andrew
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • 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: 5.00 - 10.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Rosenthal, Jesse Karl
  • Room:  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dissertation Prospectus Workshop
AS.060.881 (01)

For English PhD students who have successfully passed their exam and have entered "candidacy." The DGS will host workshops over the course of the spring to help with writing the dissertation prospectus that will outline their dissertation project.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Miller, Andrew
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Introduction to Computational Humanities
AS.360.604 (01)

This course introduces students and researchers from humanities disciplines to ideas and practices from the computational sciences. The course aims to provide the understanding needed for self-sufficient exploration and well-informed criticism of how computational methods relate to traditional scholarship. The semester begins with a history of computational research, then covers three major aspects of computational inquiry for the humanities: 1) representing primary sources, domains, and scholarly knowledge, 2) interacting with such representations via basic computer programming, and 3) introducing data-driven machine learning ("AI") to complement existing humanistic practices. Lectures and labs will also cover specific methods that immediately assist the scholar with practical tasks, such as regular expressions for pattern-based information retrieval and topic modeling for unsupervised primary source exploration. No prior experience with computation or programming is needed, and the course is particularly suited for advanced undergraduate and graduate students pursuing applied research in the humanities.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: MW 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Backer, Sam E, Lippincott, Tom, Messner, Craig A, Sirin Ryan, Hale
  • Room: Gilman 17
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 19/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dissertation Prospectus Writing
AS.060.883 (01)

For English PhD students who have successfully passed their exam and have entered "candidacy." This indicates they are actively writing/working on their dissertation prospectus that will outline their dissertation project.

  • Credits: 6.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Miller, Andrew
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Individual Research
AS.060.893 (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: 3.00 - 9.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Miller, Andrew, Thompson, Mark C
  • Room:  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 39/40
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Journal Club
AS.060.895 (01)

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Thompson, Mark C
  • Room:  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 9/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.213.631 (01)Social Imaginaries and the Public Sphere in European Literature, 1760-1815F 1:30PM - 3:30PMTobias, RochelleGilman 381MLL-ENGL
AS.060.617 (01)Black Print CultureTh 1:00PM - 4:00PMNurhussein, NadiaGilman 130DENGL-GLOBAL
AS.060.669 (01)Desiring PoemsW 1:00PM - 4:00PMDaniel, AndrewGilman 130DENGL-PR1800
AS.060.811 (01)TA ApprenticeshipMiller, Andrew 
AS.060.800 (01)Independent StudyMiller, Andrew 
AS.060.822 (01)Teaching AssistantMiller, Andrew 
AS.060.855 (01)Fifth-Year TeachingMiller, Andrew 
AS.060.833 (01)Third-Year TeachingMiller, Andrew 
AS.060.857 (01)Fifth-Year ServiceMiller, Andrew 
AS.060.859 (01)Fifth-Year FellowshipMiller, Andrew 
AS.060.800 (02)Independent StudyRosenthal, Jesse Karl 
AS.060.881 (01)Dissertation Prospectus WorkshopMiller, Andrew 
AS.360.604 (01)Introduction to Computational HumanitiesMW 12:00PM - 1:15PMBacker, Sam E, Lippincott, Tom, Messner, Craig A, Sirin Ryan, HaleGilman 17
AS.060.883 (01)Dissertation Prospectus WritingMiller, Andrew 
AS.060.893 (01)Individual ResearchMiller, Andrew, Thompson, Mark C 
AS.060.895 (01)Journal ClubThompson, Mark C