Announcement of Classes: Fall 2014

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY ALL THE PARAGRAPHS BELOW THAT APPLY TO ENGLISH COURSES IN WHICH YOU WANT TO ENROLL. SOME COURSES HAVE LIMITED ENROLLMENT AND/OR HAVE EARLY APPLICATION PROCEDURES.

ALL ENGLISH COURSES: Some courses are in such high demand that they will end up having wait lists on Tele-BEARS. If you end up having to put yourself on one for an English course, please log on to Info-BEARS (http://infobears.berkeley.edu) to check your advancing status on the wait list.

ENGLISH R1A AND R1B: Note that the book lists and course descriptions for individual sections of English R1A and R1B will be posted on the web and also on the SOUTHERN-most bulletin board in the hall across from the English Department office (322 Wheeler Hall) as of Friday, April 4.

BERKELEY CONNECT (previously designated "The Chernin Mentoring Program"): Would you like to get together with your peers to talk about literature and books? Are you wondering what to do with your English major once you graduate? Do you want to hear about the books that most influenced your English professors? Do you want expert advice about which courses to take? Would you like to see your favorite professors debating about a great work of literature? If so, please join Berkeley Connect!

Berkeley Connect in English fosters community in the English Department and offers a space for “serious play”: small group discussions about ideas and texts, explorations of the many riches of the Berkeley campus, visits by department faculty and distinguished alumni, and one-on-one advice on courses and graduate programs from graduate students and professors.

Individual Berkeley Connect groups (each with about 14-20 students) meet every other week for one hour of “serious play.” On the off weeks, your graduate student mentor will hold office hours so that you can talk individually about issues important to you. Some of the small group meetings will be informal discussions of a range of literary issues, while others involve visits to places around campus (such as the Berkeley Art Museum and the Bancroft Library). On other weeks we will meet as a large group to hear from distinguished alumni, or to listen to Berkeley English professors talk about their own paths into literary study or debate key books in their field with other professors.

There are no essays, papers, exams, or outside reading for Berkeley Connect, just lots of good discussion, valuable advice, and all sorts of “serious play.” Although this is not a traditional course, each participant will enroll in and earn one unit for group independent study (as English 98BC or 198BC, on a Pass/NP basis). The program is not meant to offer extra help or tutoring on things like the mechanics of paper-writing or literary analysis; rather, it aims at providing a more relaxed and fun way to make the best of your Berkeley experience.

Berkeley Connect in English sections:  English 98BC sections 1-3 are intended for lower-division (freshmen and sophomore) students.  English 198BC sections 3, 4, 6, and 9 are intended for new junior transfer students.  English 198BC sections 1, 2, 5, 7, and 8 are intended for upper-division (junior and senior) students.

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP COURSES (English 43A, 143A, 143B, 143N, AND 243N): These are instructor-approved courses, and enrollment is limited.  Only continuing UC Berkeley students are eligible to apply.  Only lower-division students should apply for 43A; only upper-division students should apply for 143A, 143B, and 143N; and only graduate students (and upper-division students with considerable writing experience) should apply for 243N.  In order to be considered for admission to any of these courses, you must electronically submit a writing sample AND an application form, using the link on the corresponding class entry on this "Announcement of Classes," BY 4 P.M., FRIDAY, APRIL 18, AT THE LATEST.  (If you are applying for more than one of these classes, you will need to submit an application and the corresponding writing sample for each of the classes/sections you are applying for.)  The instructors will review the writing samples and applications, and the class lists will be posted on the bulletin board in the hall directly across from the English Department office (322 Wheeler) on Tuesday, April 29. Please come on or shortly after Tuesday, April 29, to see if your name is on the class list for the section(s) you applied for; please check in person, as this information is NOT available over the phone. ONLY STUDENTS ON THESE CLASS LISTS WILL BE ADMITTED TO THE CORRESPONDING CLASSES, AND EACH ADMITTED STUDENT WILL NEED TO OBTAIN HIS/HER CLASS ENTRY CODE (CEC) FROM THE INSTRUCTOR AT THE FIRST CLASS MEETING. NO ONE WILL THEREFORE BE ABLE TO ENROLL IN THESE PARTICULAR CLASSES ON TELE-BEARS BEFORE THE FIRST DAY THESE CLASSES MEET IN THE FALL. ADMITTED STUDENTS WILL NEED TO LOG ON TO TELE-BEARS SOON AFTER CLASSES HAVE STARTED TO ACTUALLY ENROLL IN THESE COURSES.

ENGLISH 190 (RESEARCH SEMINAR): English 190 is intended for senior and junior English majors. Only already-declared fourth- and third-year majors may enroll directly on Tele-BEARS. Upper-division students who intend to major in English and have taken some courses that will count towards the major but who have not yet declared will need to put themselves on the wait list for the section of 190 they are interested in, and they will be admitted if and when there is space for them. Due to space limitations, students may enroll in or wait-list themselves for only one section of English 190. However, if it turns out that some sections still have room in them at or near the end of Phase II Tele-BEARS appointments, we may loosen the restrictions for admission to those sections.

ENGLISH H195A (HONORS COURSE): This is an instructor-approved course open only to senior English majors with an overall G.P.A. of 3.51 or higher and a G.P.A. of 3.65 or higher in courses taken at Berkeley in the major. In order to be considered for admission to H195A, you must electronically apply, using the link on the course listing in this "Announcement of Classes"; your submittal will need to include: (a) the on-line application form, along with PDFs of: (b) your college transcript(s); (c) a list of your spring 2014 classes; and (d) a critical paper (in a PDF or Word document) that you wrote for another class (the length of this paper not being as important as its quality). These applications must be submitted, via the corresponding link, BY 4 P.M., FRIDAY, MAY 2 (which is later than the orginal deadline to apply for this course). Since the department must review the G.P.A.s of H195A applicants for courses taken all the way through the Spring 2014 semester, and the instructors must carefully assess the applications, it will not be possible to determine who has been admitted until the fall semester is about to start. Therefore, applicants will be contacted by email sometime between late July and late August to be informed if they have been selected for admission, and, if so, to which section.  (Since there might be more applicants for one section than the other, some students might end up being placed in the section that was not their first choice). IF YOU ARE ADMITTED TO ONE OF THE H195A SECTIONS, YOU WILL NEED TO OBTAIN YOUR CEC (CLASS ENTRY CODE) AT THE FIRST CLASS MEETING FROM YOUR INSTRUCTOR, AND THEN YOU WILL NEED TO LOG ON TO TELE-BEARS AND ADD THE COURSE SOON AFTER THAT; NO ONE WILL BE ABLE TO ENROLL IN H195A BEFORE CLASSES START.

DE-CAL CLASSES: All proposals for Fall 2014 DE-Cal courses must be submitted to the English Department Chair’s office (in 322 Wheeler Hall) BY 4:00 P.M., FRIDAY, MAY 2. Please note that individual faculty members may sponsor only one DE-Cal course per semester. Students wishing to offer a DE-Cal course must provide, to the English Department Chair’s office, the following for approval: 1) a completed COCI Special Studies Course Proposal Form, available on DE-Cal’s website at http://www.decal.org, for 98 and 198 classes. Students must download and complete this form and obtain the proposed faculty sponsor’s signature on it before submitting it, along with the other necessary paperwork; 2) a copy of the syllabus of the proposed course; 3) a copy of the course description, including the criteria for passing the course. A few days after the May 2 submission deadline, the students whose proposals have been approved will be notified that they need to see Laurie Kerr, in 322 Wheeler, in order to arrange for a classroom for their course and to work out a few other details before the delivery of copies of their approved proposals to COCI and to the DE-Cal office.

INDEPENDENT STUDY COURSES: These are instructor-approved courses and require a written application, obtainable in 319 Wheeler. After you have received the instructor's signature on the form, you will need to return to 319 Wheeler to obtain a course control number before you can enroll in the course on Tele-BEARS. Often students will elect to wait until fall courses have started to apply for independent study courses.

UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE STUDENTS INTERESTED IN BECOMING WRITING TUTORS (ENGLISH 310): This is an instructor-approved course with limited enrollment. In order to be considered for admission, you must pick up an application for an interview at the Student Learning Center, Atrium, in the Cesar Chavez Student Center, during the spring semester through finals week or during the week before fall semester classes begin. No one may apply after Wednesday of the first week of classes. Students admitted to 310 will need to appear in person at the Student Learning Center, at the time the Learning Center specifies, in order to obtain the course control number and then enroll. See the course description in this Announcement of Classes under English 310 for more details.


Course # Sec. Course Time Instructor
Course Area
R1A 1 Reading and Composition: (Self) Portraits in (Post) Modern Literature MWF 10-11 Klavon, Evan
Reading and Composition
R1A 2 Reading and Composition: (new topic:) "Structures of Feeling": The Individual in Modernity MWF 12-1 Lee, Sookyoung (Soo)
Reading and Composition
R1A 3 Reading and Composition: How Taste Matters: Self-Curation, Public Identity, and the Modern Aesthetic Life MWF 1-2 Ciacciarelli, Helen
Reading and Composition
R1A 4 Reading and Composition: The First Person, Medieval to Modern MWF 3-4 Strub, Spencer
Reading and Composition
R1A 5 Reading and Composition: Temptation and Desire in Renaissance Literature MW 4-5:30 Villagrana, José
Reading and Composition
R1A 6 Reading and Composition: Shakespeare and Film TTh 8-9:30 Liu, Aileen
Reading and Composition
R1A 7 Reading and Composition: The Idea of the West TTh 9:30-11 Zisman, Isaac
Reading and Composition
R1A 8 Reading and Composition: The Literary Character TTh 11-12:30 Yu, Esther
Reading and Composition
R1A 9 Reading and Composition: Writing and Rights: Literature and the Fight against Oppression in Nineteenth-Century America TTh 2-3:30 Sirianni, Lucy
Reading and Composition
R1A 10 Reading and Composition: Making American Literature TTh 5-6:30 Ramirez, Matthew Eric
Reading and Composition
R1B 1 Reading and Composition: Modern Minds MWF 10-11 Abramson, Anna Jones
Reading and Composition
R1B 2 Reading and Composition: American Transience in the 20th Century MWF 12-1 Miller, Christopher Patrick
Reading and Composition
R1B 3 Reading and Composition: Note new topic: War, Empire, and Asian American Cultural Critique MWF 2-3 Lee, Amy
Reading and Composition
R1B 4 Reading and Composition: Obsession MWF 3-4 McWilliams, Ryan
Reading and Composition
R1B 5 Reading and Composition: Note new topic: Theorizing the Popular Song TTh 9:30-11 Sullivan, Khalil
Reading and Composition
R1B 6 Reading and Composition: Sincerity & Honesty TTh 12:30-2 Ding, Katherine
Reading and Composition
R1B 7 Reading and Composition: Sorrow Songs: Aural Poetry in Nineteenth-Century America TTh 3:30-5 Osborne, Gillian K.
Reading and Composition
R1B 8 Reading and Composition : Life Stories MWF 1-2 Browning, Catherine Cronquist
R1B 9 Reading and Composition : Wild Child MWF 3-4 Browning, Catherine Cronquist
24 1 Freshman Seminar: Reading Art Spiegelman's MAUS Tues. 2-4 (Sept. 2-Oct. 14 only) Wong, Hertha D. Sweet
Freshman Seminars
American Literature
24 2 Freshman Seminar: Crime and Punishment Mon. 3-5 (Sept. 8-Oct. 27 only) Tracy, Robert
Freshman Seminars
24 3 Freshman Seminar: FSM Fridays 10-12 (Sept. 19 to Nov. 7 only; no meeting Oct. 24) Paley, Morton D.
Freshman Seminars
26 1 Introduction to the Study of Poetry MWF 12-1 Gardezi, Nilofar
American Literature
African American Literature
Poetry
26 2 Introduction to the Study of Poetry TTh 11-12:30 Francois, Anne-Lise
Poetry
27 1 Introduction to the Study of Fiction
American Literature
28 1 Introduction to the Study of Drama MWF 2-3 Lavery, Joseph
Drama
31AC 1 Literature of American Cultures: Immigrant Inscriptions TTh 9:30-11 Ellis, Nadia
American Cultures
American Literature
African American Literature
Chicana/o and/or Latina/o
Asian American Literature
43A 1 Introduction to the Writing of Short Fiction MW 10:30-12 Chandra, Vikram
Creative Writing Workshops
45A 1 Literature in English: Through Milton MW 12-1 + discussion sections F 12-1 Knapp, Jeffrey
Introductory Surveys
Middle English
Renaissance and Early Modern
45A 2 Literature in English: Through Milton MW 2-3 + discussion sections F 2-3 Thornbury, Emily V.
Introductory Surveys
Old English
Middle English
Renaissance and Early Modern
45B 1 Literature in English: Late-17th Through Mid-19th Centuries MW 1-2 + discussion sections F 1-2 Sorensen, Janet
Introductory Surveys
British 18th-Century
British 19th-Century
American Literature
45B 2 Literature in English: Late-17th Through Mid-19th Centuries MW 3-4 + discussion secctions F 3-4 Langan, Celeste
Introductory Surveys
British 18th-Century
British 19th-Century
American Literature
45C 1 Literature in English: Mid-19th Through the 20th Century MW 11-12 + discussion sections F 11-12 Lee, Steven Sunwoo
Introductory Surveys
British 19th-Century
British 20th- and 21st-Century
American Literature
45C 2 Literature in English: Mid-19th Through the 20th Century MW 3-4 + discussion sections F 3-4 Goble, Mark
Introductory Surveys
British 19th-Century
British 20th- and 21st-Century
American Literature
C77 1 Introduction to Environmental Studies TTh 12:30-2 + 1-1/2 hours of discusssion section per week Hass, Robert L.
Special Topics
84 1 Sophomore Seminar: The Coen Brothers W 2-5 Bader, Julia
Sophomore Seminars
Film
104 1 Introduction to Old English MWF 11-12 Thornbury, Emily V.
Old English
115A 1 The English Renaissance (through the 16th century) MWF 3-4 Marno, David
Renaissance and Early Modern
115B 1 The English Renaissance (17th century) TTh 11-12:30 Kahn, Victoria
Renaissance and Early Modern
117S 1 Shakespeare TTh 2-3:30 Altieri, Charles F.
Shakespeare
117S 2 Shakespeare MW 10-11 + discussion sections F 10-11 Arnold, Oliver
Shakespeare
118 1 Milton
119 1 Literature of the Restoration & the Early 18th Century TTh 3:30-5 Turner, James Grantham
British 18th-Century
Novel
Drama
Poetry
125D 1 The 20th -Century Novel TTh 9:30-11 Jones, Donna V.
Novel
126 1 British Literature: 1900-1945 MW 3-4 + discussion sections F 3-4 Blanton, C. D.
British 20th- and 21st-Century
Novel
127 1 Modern Poetry TTh 11-12:30 Altieri, Charles F.
British 20th- and 21st-Century
American Literature
Poetry
130A 1 American Literature: Before 1800 MWF 2-3 Otter, Samuel
American Literature
130B 1 American Literature: 1800-1865 TTh 2-3:30 Breitwieser, Mitchell
American Literature
133A 1 African American Literature and Culture Before 1917 TTh 3:30-5 Best, Stephen M.
American Literature
African American Literature
133B 1 African American Literature and Culture Since 1917 TTh 2-3:30 JanMohamed, Abdul R.
American Literature
African American Literature
133T 1 Topics in African American Literature and Culture: The Fiction of Toni Morrison TTh 9:30-11 JanMohamed, Abdul R.
American Literature
African American Literature
133T 2 Topics in African American Literature and Culture Ellis, Nadia
African American Literature
World Literature
135AC 1 Literature of American Cultures: Race and Ethnicity in American Cinema MW 12-1 + discussion sections F 12-1 Wagner, Bryan
American Cultures
Film
C136 1 Topics in American Studies: Boys and Girls in the Era of Mark Twain and Henry James MWF 12-1 Hutson, Richard
American Literature
Novel
Special Topics
138 1 Studies in World Literature in English: Partitioned States/Partitioned Selves note new time: TTh 2-3:30 Saha, Poulomi
World Literature
141 1 Modes of Writing: Writing Fiction, Poetry, and Plays TTh 9:30-11 Chandra, Melanie Abrams
Novel
Drama
Poetry
141 2 Modes of Writing: Writing Fiction, Poetry, and Plays TTh 9:30-11 Hass, Robert L.
Novel
Drama
Poetry
143A 1 Short Fiction MW 1:30-3 Chandra, Vikram
Creative Writing Workshops
143A 2 Short Fiction TTh 12:30-2 Tranter, Kirsten
Creative Writing Workshops
143B 1 Verse MW 4-5:30 Giscombe, Cecil S.
Poetry
Creative Writing Workshops
143B 2 Verse TTh 11-12:30 Shoptaw, John
Poetry
Creative Writing Workshops
143B 3 Verse TTh 3:30-5 Roberson, Ed
Poetry
Creative Writing Workshops
143N 1 Prose Nonfiction: The Personal Essay MW 12-1:30 Kleege, Georgina
Creative Writing Workshops
143N 2 Prose Nonfiction TTh 2-3:30 McQuade, Donald
Creative Writing Workshops
161 1 Introduction to Literary Theory TTh 11-12:30 Hale, Dorothy J.
Literary Theory
165 1 Special Topics: Critical Influences in Contemporary Culture TTh 9:30-11 Campion, John
Literary Theory
Special Topics
165 2 Special Topics: Freedom and the University: The 1960s and Its Afterlives TTh 11-12:30 Lye, Colleen
Special Topics
165 3 Special Topics: Greek Tragedy in Translation TTh 12:30-2 Campion, John
World Literature
Drama
Special Topics
165 5 Special Topics: The Graphic Memoir TTh 11-12:30 Wong, Hertha D. Sweet
American Literature
Special Topics
165 6 Special Topics: The End of the Poem: Poetic Closure TTh 2-3:30 O'Brien, Geoffrey G.
Poetry
Special Topics
166 1 Special Topics
Special Topics
166 2 Special Topics: Chicano Literature and History TTh 2-3:30 Padilla, Genaro M.
American Literature
Chicana/o and/or Latina/o
166 3 Special Topics: Black Science Fiction TTh 2-3:30 Serpell, C. Namwali
American Literature
African American Literature
World Literature
Film
Special Topics
166 4 Special Topics: Global Cities TTh 9:30-11 Saha, Poulomi
World Literature
Special Topics
171 1 Literature and Sexual Identity: Gender, Sexuality, and Modernism TTh 3:30-5 Abel, Elizabeth
British 20th- and 21st-Century
American Literature
Novel
Literary Theory
173 1 The Language and Literature of Films: British Cinema TTh 12:30-2 + films Tues. 6-9 P.M. Puckett, Kent
British 20th- and 21st-Century
Film
174 1 Literature and History: The French Revolution MWF 12-1 Langan, Celeste
British 18th-Century
British 19th-Century
Novel
Drama
Poetry
Literary Theory
175 1 Literature and Disability MW 4-5:30 Kleege, Georgina
Novel
Drama
Special Topics
180A 1 Autobiography
American Literature
180N 1 The Novel
British 19th-Century
Novel
190 1 Research Seminar: American Captivities MW 3-4:30 Donegan, Kathleen
American Literature
Research Seminars
190 2 Research Seminar: Recent African American Literature MW 3-4:30 Wagner, Bryan
American Literature
African American Literature
Research Seminars
190 3 Research Seminar: James Joyce MW 4-5:30 Flynn, Catherine
British 20th- and 21st-Century
Novel
Research Seminars
190 4 Research Seminar: Victorian Masculinities TTh 9:30-11 Knox, Marisa Palacios
British 19th-Century
Research Seminars
190 5 Research Seminar: Paradise Lost and the Ancient Epic TTh 11-12:30 Turner, James Grantham
Renaissance and Early Modern
Poetry
Research Seminars
190 6 Research Seminar: Ecopoetry TTh 12:30-2 Shoptaw, John
Poetry
Research Seminars
190 7 Research Seminar: Virginia Woolf TTh 12:30-2 Abel, Elizabeth
British 20th- and 21st-Century
Novel
Research Seminars
190 8 Research Seminar: Dialect Literature TTh 12:30-2 Best, Stephen M.
American Literature
190 9 Research Seminar: Contemporary British Culture and Literature TTh 12:30-2 Falci, Eric
British 20th- and 21st-Century
Research Seminars
190 10 Research Seminar: The Romantic Novel TTh 2-3:30 Duncan, Ian
British 19th-Century
Novel
Research Seminars
190 11 Research Seminar: Manifesto Modernism TTh 2-3:30 Bernes, Jasper
Research Seminars
190 12 Research Seminar: The Rejection of Closure: Slow Readings TTh 3:30-5 Hejinian, Lyn
Poetry
Research Seminars
190 13 Research Seminar Lye, Colleen
Asian American Literature
World Literature
Literary Theory
Research Seminars
190 14 Research Seminar: 20th-Century California Literature and Film Tues. 6-9 P.M. Starr, George A.
American Literature
Research Seminars
190 15 Research Seminar: Film Noir MW 5:30-7 P.M. + film screenings W 7-10 P.M. Bader, Julia
Film
Research Seminars
H195A 1 Honors Course MW 4-5:30 Otter, Samuel
Honors and Tutorial Courses
H195A 2 Honors Course TTh 3:30-5 Snyder, Katherine
Honors and Tutorial Courses
200 1 Problems in the Study of Literature MW 10:30-12 Blanton, C. D.
Graduate Courses
203 2 Graduate Readings: Allegories of Late Capitalism and the Writing of Everyday Life TTh 12:30-2 Hejinian, Lyn
Graduate Courses
203 3 Graduate Readings: The Novel in Theory TTh 2-3:30 Hale, Dorothy J.
Graduate Courses
205A 1 Old English
Old English
Graduate Courses
211 1 Chaucer MW 1:30-3 Miller, Jennifer
Graduate Courses
217 1 Shakespeare M 3-6 Arnold, Oliver
Graduate Courses
243N 1 Prose Nonfiction Writing Workshop Farber, Thomas
Creative Writing Workshops
Graduate Courses
246C 1 Renaissance W 3-6 Knapp, Jeffrey
Renaissance and Early Modern
Graduate Courses
246K 1 Literature in English 1900-1945: The Modernist Novel MW 12-1:30 Flynn, Catherine
British 20th- and 21st-Century
American Literature
Novel
Graduate Courses
250 1 Research Seminars: Comintern Modernisms W 3-6 Lee, Steven Sunwoo
World Literature
Literary Theory
Graduate Courses
250 2 Research Seminars: Victorian Prose Style Thurs. 3:30-6:30 Puckett, Kent
British 19th-Century
Graduate Courses
250 3 Research Seminars: Poetry and the Fate of the Senses M 3-6 Francois, Anne-Lise
Graduate Courses
310 1 Field Studies in Tutoring Writing T.B.A. No instructor assigned yet.
375 1 The Teaching of Composition and Literature Thurs. 9-11 Goodman, Kevis
Graduate Courses