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If you are searching for some interesting courses to add to your schedule, there are a number of English courses with space available. Below you'll find several courses worth considering. Where available, click on the "Course Description" link to view a detailed description or download the course flier. For a full listing of current courses, please visit the LSA Course Guide > and/or the Schedule of Classes >. You're always welcome to contact the English Department Undergraduate Office for more information. 734-764-6330 or ugenglish@umich.edu.

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* Represents Spotlighted Undergraduate Faculty

First-Year Seminar Courses

140.001: First-Year Seminar on English Language and Literature

Arthurian Literature

Instructor: Taylor, Karla (view profile)

140.002: First-Year Seminar on English Language and Literature

Sexualities

Instructor: Traub, Valerie (view profile)

140.003: First-Year Seminar on English Language and Literature

Literary Animals

Instructor: Lyons, Scott Richard (view profile)

140.005: First-Year Seminar on English Language and Literature

Asian America and the Transpacific

Instructor: Najita, Susan (view profile)

140.006: First-Year Seminar on English Language and Literature

Dante's the Divine Comedy

Instructor: Mullaney, Steven (view profile)

200-Level Introductory Courses

215.001: Introduction to Women and Literature

Great Women Writers

Instructor: Zemgulys, Andrea (view profile)

221.001: English Outside the Classroom

Taking the Clown Seriously

Instructor: Walker, Cody (view profile)

240.001: Introduction to Poetry

How to Read a Poem and Come to Enjoy the Question: What Even is Poetry?

Instructor: White, Gillian (view profile)

258.001: The Bible as Literature

Instructor: Levinson, Julian (view profile)

270.001: Introduction to American Literature

Instructor: Larson, Kerry (view profile)

280.001: Introduction to Digital Cultures

Language and Literacy in a Digital Age

Instructor: Gold, David (view profile)

282.001: Native American Literature

Instructor: Lyons, Scott Richard (view profile)

290.001: Topics in English Language and Literature

Horror

Instructor: Brandolino, Gina (view profile)

300-Level Courses

313.001: Topics in Literary Studies

Hitchcock and Modernity

Instructor: Freedman, Jonathan (view profile)

313.010: Topics in Literary Studies

Virginia Woolf: Life and Writing

Instructor: Whittier-Ferguson, John (view profile)

313.101: Topics in Literary Studies

International Horror

Also Satisfies:
(Con): Identity/Difference

Instructor: Kuppers, Petra (view profile)

314.001: Gender and Sexuality Studies in Literature

Queer Love

Also Satisfies:
(Con): New Traditions, Identity/Difference

Instructor: Halperin, David (view profile)

315.001: Women and Literature

19th Century U.S. Women's Poetry

Also Satisfies:
(Con): New Traditions, Poetry, Pre-1900, Identity/Difference

Instructor: TBD

315.002: Women and Literature

Jewish Women's Writing in America

Also Satisfies:
(Con): American Literature, New Traditions, Identity/Difference

Instructor: Norich, Anita (view profile)

315.101: Women and Literature

Native American Women Writers

Also Satisfies:
(Con): American Literature, New Traditions, Identity/Difference

Instructor: Lyons, Scott Richard (view profile)

317.002: Literature and Culture

Languages of Modern Jewish Cultures

Also Satisfies:
(Con): New Traditions, Identity/Difference

Instructor: Miller, Joshua (view profile)

320.001: Literature and the Environment

Eco-Criticism

Also Satisfies:
(Con): American Literature

Instructor: Coyle, Stacy (view profile)

340.002: Studies in Poetry

Ecopoetry

Also Satisfies:
(Con): American Literature, Poetry

Instructor: Knuth, Aric (view profile)

340.101: Studies in Poetry

Doing Things With Poems

Also Satisfies:
(Con): Poetry

Instructor: Levinson, Julian (view profile)

350.001: Literature in English to 1660

The Making of English Literary Culture

Also Satisfies:
(Con): Pre-1600, Poetry, Pre-1642

Instructor: Sanok, Catherine (view profile)

352.001: Literature in English 1830-Present

What is Empire?

Also Satisfies:
(Con): New Traditions, Pre-1900, Identity/Difference

Instructor: Hartley, Lucy (view profile)

362.101: The American Novel

The Modern City

Also Satisfies:
(Con): American Literature

Instructor: Parrish, Susan (Scotti) (view profile)

362.201: The American Novel

After the Fall: Apocalypse & the Contemporary American Novel

Also Satisfies:
(Con): American Literature, New Traditions, Identity/Difference

Instructor: Chamberlin, Jeremiah (view profile)

367.201: Shakespeare's Plays

Also Satisfies:
(Con): Pre-1600, Pre-1642

Instructor: TBD

375.001: World Literatures in English

Introduction to Indian Cinema: Bollywood

Also Satisfies:
(Con): New Traditions, Identity/Difference

Instructor: Lahiri, Madhumita (view profile)

384.001: Caribbean Literature

Instructor: Professor Supriya Nair

Also Satisfies:
(Con): New Traditions, Identity/Difference

Instructor: TBD

385.001: African Literature

Contemporary African Literature (Instructor will be: Professor Gaurav Desai)

Also Satisfies:
(Con): New Traditions, Identity/Difference

Instructor: TBD

398.001: Junior Seminar in English Studies

Magical Realism (Instructor: Professor Supriya Nair)

Also Satisfies:
(Con): Upper-Level Writing Requirement

Instructor: TBD

398.003: Junior Seminar in English Studies

Thinking with Shakespeare: Text and Performance

Also Satisfies:
(Con): Upper-Level Writing Requirement, Pre-1642

Instructor: Mullaney, Steven (view profile)

400-Level Courses

411.001: Art of the Film

Filming Black American Fiction

Also Satisfies:
(Con): Identity/Difference

Instructor: Awkward, Michael (view profile)

440.001: Modern Poetry

Also Satisfies:
(Con): Poetry

Instructor: Whittier-Ferguson, John (view profile)

441.001: Contemporary Poety

Post-Contemporary Poetry

Also Satisfies:
(Con): American Literature, New Traditions, Poetry, Identity/Difference

Instructor: Carroll, Amy Sara (view profile)

442.001: Studies in Poetry

Love Poetry: The Last 100 Years

Also Satisfies:
(Con): Poetry

Instructor: Walker, Cody (view profile)

447.001: Modern Drama

Theater from Ibsen to Beckett

Instructor: Brater, Enoch (view profile)

451.201: Studies in Literature, 1600-1830

Also Satisfies:
(Con): Pre-1830, Pre-1900

Instructor: TBD

 

 

 

 

 

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