English 113: Introduction to Poetry
MW 5:10-7:30 Instructor: Ron Leatherbarrow
This class provides an introduction to understanding, appreciating, and enjoying poetry in English. Whether you’re brand-new to reading poetry or have loved it for years, you’ll feel right at home.
English 138: Gender and Literature
WCC OL Instructor: Anna Wolff
What do great writers from Shakespeare’s day to the present have to say about the tangled web of sex, love, and power that enmeshes us all? Come learn how gender weaves through the history, theory, and art of literature.
English 150: Introduction to British Literature
MWF 9:30-11:00 Instructor: Tara Hughes
Come explore the literary heritage of the British Isles. This quarter we’ll explore some of the most enduring works in the English language, from the ancient epic Beowulf and the medieval romance Sir Gawain and the Green Knight to the late Victorian novel Dracula. We’ll encounter Renaissance and Romantic poetry along the way!
English 161: Introduction to American Literature
TuTh 5:10-7:30 Instructor: Jeremy Voigt
Discover the panorama of American literature! This course introduces students to a diverse range of works in several literary genres. We will study major themes that are significant to American cultural history and national identity.
English 258: Major British Authors: Tolkien
MWF 11:30-12:55 Instructor: Amy Amendt-Raduege
What does it take to make a world? We’ll explore Tolkien’s process of mythmaking, from the humble Hobbits to the lofty Elves, from Dwarves to Dragons. We’ll work as Tolkien did: starting from Beowulf, students will read The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and the unfinished tales of The Silmarillion.
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