Announcement of Classes: Spring 2015

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 Monday, October 13.

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 1-9 are intended for upper-division (junior and senior) students.

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP COURSES (English 43B, 143A, 143B, 143D, 143N, 243A, AND 243B): 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 43B; only upper-division students should apply for 143A, 143B, 143D, and 143N; and only graduate students (and upper-division students with considerable writing experience) should apply for 243A and 243B.  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., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 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 Thursday, November 6. Please come on or shortly after Thursday, November 6, 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 SPRING. 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 initially 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 H195B (HONORS COURSE): This course is open only to students who are enrolled in a Fall 2014 English H195A section. Your H195A instructor will give you a Class Entry Code (CEC) for H195B in class sometime in November.

DE-CAL CLASSES: All proposals for Spring 2015 DE-Cal courses must be submitted to the English Department Chair’s office (in 322 Wheeler Hall) BY 4:00 P.M., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30. 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 October 30 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 spring 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 fall semester through finals week or during the week before spring 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: Space, Time, and Narrative in Post-1945 Literature MWF 10-11 Dimitriou, Arístides
Reading and Composition
R1A 2 Reading and Composition: Innocence MWF 12-1 Ding, Katherine
Reading and Composition
R1A 3 Reading and Composition: "A Reader Is a Beginner" MWF 2-3 Vandeloo, David Conigliaro
Reading and Composition
R1A 4 Reading and Composition: Arthurian Legend TTh 9:30-11 Crosson, Chad Gregory
Reading and Composition
R1A 5 Reading and Composition: Magical Engines TTh 11-12:30 Mead, Christopher
Reading and Composition
R1A 6 Reading and Composition: note new topic: US Popular Song & the Problem of Authenticity TTh 12:30-2 Sullivan, Khalil
Reading and Composition
R1A 7 Reading and Composition: Rebellion, Revolution, Revision TTh 3:30-5 McWilliams, Ryan
Reading and Composition
R1A 8 Reading and Composition: Modern African American Poetry, 1940-1960 TTh 9:30-11 Gardezi, Nilofar
Reading and Composition
R1B 1 Reading and Composition: The Renaissance Sonnet and Epigram MWF 9-10 Villagrana, José
Reading and Composition
R1B 2 Reading and Composition: Unprotected Texts: Tales Told and Retold MWF 10-11 Hsu, Sharon
Reading and Composition
R1B 3 Reading and Composition: Drama's Function in Literature, Philosophy, and the Visual Arts MWF 11-12 Jeziorek, Alek M
Reading and Composition
R1B 4 Reading and Composition: Lost Literature: Recovering and (Re)discovering Hidden Texts of the Nineteenth Century MWF 12-1 Sirianni, Lucy
Reading and Composition
R1B 5 Reading and Composition: Composite-Composition MWF 1-2 Acu, Adrian Mark
Reading and Composition
R1B 6 Reading and Composition: The Art of Conscience MWF 2-3 Yu, Esther
Reading and Composition
R1B 7 Reading and Composition: Research Methods MW 4-5:30 Ramirez, Matthew Eric
Reading and Composition
R1B 8 Reading and Composition: Other Worlds TTh 9:30-11 Strub, Spencer
Reading and Composition
R1B 9 Reading and Composition: Victorian Literature of Evolution TTh 11-12:30 Browning, Catherine Cronquist
Reading and Composition
R1B 10 Reading and Composition: Regions: Revising the Lay of the Land TTh 12:30-2 Chow, Juliana H.
Reading and Composition
R1B 11 Reading and Composition: School Stories TTh 2-3:30 Browning, Catherine Cronquist
Reading and Composition
R1B 12 Reading and Composition: The Rom Com: Shakespeare & Hollywood TTh 3:30-5 Liu, Aileen
Reading and Composition
24 1 Freshman Seminar: The Arts In and Around Berkeley W 11-1 (January 21 to March 4 only) Wong, Hertha D. Sweet
Freshman Seminars
24 2 Freshman Seminar: Reading Madame Bovary Tues. 4-5 Miller, D.A.
Freshman Seminars
24 3 Freshman Seminar: The Arts and Culture at Berkeley and Beyond W 4-5 Padilla, Genaro M.
Freshman Seminars
24 4 Freshman Seminar: California Detectives in Fiction and Film W 10-11 Hutson, Richard
Freshman Seminars
24 5 Freshman Seminar: Campus Onomastics F 2-3 Hanson, Kristin
Freshman Seminars
26 1 Introduction to the Study of Poetry MWF 10-11 Bernes, Jasper
Poetry
27 1 Introduction to the Study of Fiction MWF 2-3 Knox, Marisa Palacios
British 19th-Century
British 20th- and 21st-Century
American Literature
Novel
Literary Theory
27 2 Introduction to the Study of Fiction TTh 3:30-5 Breitwieser, Mitchell
Novel
43B 1 Introduction to the Writing of Verse TTh 2-3:30 Stancek, Claire Marie
Creative Writing Workshops
45A 1 Literature in English: Through Milton MW 12-1 + discussion sections F 12-1 Turner, James Grantham
Introductory Surveys
45A 2 Literature in English: Through Milton MW 3-4 + discussion sections F 3-4 Nolan, Maura
Introductory Surveys
Poetry
45B 1 Literature in English: Late-17th Through Mid-19th Centuries MW 2-3 + discussion sections F 2-3 Puckett, Kent
Introductory Surveys
45B 2 Literature in English: Late-17th Through Mid-19th Centuries MW 3-4 + discussion sections F 3-4 Tamarkin, Elisa
Introductory Surveys
45C 1 Literature in English: Mid-19th Through the 20th Century MW 11-12 + discussion sections F 11-12 Falci, Eric
Introductory Surveys
45C 2 Literature in English: Mid-19th Through the 20th Century MW 1-2 + discussion sections F 1-2 Snyder, Katherine
Introductory Surveys
80K 1 Children's Literature TTh 12:30-2 Lavery, Joseph
Special Topics
84 1 Sophomore Seminar: Woody Allen W 2-5 Bader, Julia
Sophomore Seminars
Film
112 1 Middle English Literature TTh 11-12:30 Miller, Jennifer
Middle English
114A 1 English Drama to 1603 TTh 2-3:30 Miller, Jennifer
Renaissance and Early Modern
117B 1 Shakespeare MW 10-11 + discussion sections F 10-11 Hass, Robert L.
Shakespeare
Drama
117S 1 Shakespeare TTh 12:30-2 Knapp, Jeffrey
Shakespeare
118 1 Milton TTh 9:30-11 Goodman, Kevis
Renaissance and Early Modern
120 1 Literature of the Later 18th Century TTh 2-3:30 Sorensen, Janet
British 18th-Century
121 1 The Romantic Period TTh 11-12:30 Langan, Celeste
British 19th-Century
Novel
Poetry
122 1 The Victorian Period TTh 3:30-5 Lavery, Joseph
British 19th-Century
Novel
Poetry
125A 1 The English Novel (Defoe through Scott) TTh 9:30-11 Sorensen, Janet
British 18th-Century
Novel
125A 2 The English Novel (Defoe through Scott) TTh 3:30-5 Starr, George A.
British 18th-Century
Novel
125B 1 The English Novel (Dickens through Conrad) Christ, Carol T.
British 19th-Century
125E 1 The Contemporary Novel: The Latest Pulitzer Prize-Winning Fiction MW 9-10 + discussion sections F 9-10 Wong, Hertha D. Sweet
American Literature
Novel
130A 1 American Literature: Before 1800 McQuade, Donald
American Literature
130D 1 American Literature: 1900-1945 MWF 12-1 Porter, Carolyn
American Literature
131 1 American Poetry TTh 12:30-2 O'Brien, Geoffrey G.
American Literature
Poetry
133T 1 Topics in African American Literature and Culture: Black Internationalism TTh 3:30-5 Lee, Steven Sunwoo
African American Literature
World Literature
141 1 Modes of Writing (Exposition, Fiction, Verse, etc.): Race, [Creative] Writing, and Difference TTh 3:30-5 Giscombe, Cecil S.
Creative Writing Lecture Courses
141 2 Modes of Writing (Exposition, Fiction, Verse, etc.): Writing Fiction Across Genres MWF 1-2 Tranter, Kirsten
Creative Writing Lecture Courses
143A 1 Short Fiction MW 11-12:30 Chandra, Melanie Abrams
Creative Writing Workshops
143A 2 Short Fiction TTh 9:30-11 Kleege, Georgina
Creative Writing Workshops
143B 1 Verse M 3-6 O'Brien, Geoffrey G.
Poetry
Creative Writing Workshops
143D 1 Expository and Critical Writing : Crafting the Critical Essay TTh 2-3:30 Donegan, Kathleen
Creative Writing Workshops
143N 1 Prose Nonfiction W 3-6 Farber, Thomas
Creative Writing Workshops
165 1 Special Topics: American Modernism TTh 2-3:30 Goble, Mark
Special Topics
165 2 Special Topics: Fathers and Sons TTh 2-3:30 Isenberg, Steven
Special Topics
166 1 Special Topics: Scotland and Romanticism MWF 11-12 Duncan, Ian
British 18th-Century
British 19th-Century
World Literature
Novel
Poetry
Special Topics
166 2 Special Topics: Literature in the Century of Film TTh 9:30-11 Goble, Mark
Special Topics
166 3 Special Topics: The Works of Vladimir Nabokov TTh 9:30-11 Naiman, Eric
World Literature
Novel
Special Topics
174 1 Literature and History: The Seventies TTh 12:30-2 Saul, Scott
American Literature
Novel
Film
176 1 Literature and Popular Culture McQuade, Donald
American Literature
Special Topics
179 1 Literature and Linguistics TTh 11-12:30 Hanson, Kristin
English Language and Linguistics
Poetry
Literary Theory
180A 1 Autobiography: Disability Memoir TTh 3:30-5 Kleege, Georgina
Special Topics
180H 1 The Short Story TTh 3:30-5 Chandra, Vikram
Special Topics
180N 1 The Novel: The Novel as a Literary Genre Note new time: MW 2:30-4 Hale, Dorothy J.
Novel
180Z 1 Science Fiction TTh 12:30-2 Jones, Donna V.
Novel
Special Topics
190 1 Research Seminar: The Temporality of Faulkner's Novels MW 12:30-2 Hale, Dorothy J.
Research Seminars
190 2 Research Seminar: Metamorphosis, Monsters, and the Supernatural Everyday M 3-6 Danner, Mark
Research Seminars
190 4 Research Seminar Gardezi, Nilofar
Research Seminars
190 5 Research Seminar: Materialism--Ancient and Modern TTh 9:30-11 Goldsmith, Steven
Research Seminars
190 6 Research Seminar: Literature and Revolution TTh 11-12:30 Lee, Steven Sunwoo
World Literature
Research Seminars
190 7 Research Seminar: Toni Morrison TTh 12:30-2 Breitwieser, Mitchell
American Literature
African American Literature
Novel
Research Seminars
190 8 Research Seminar: Shakespeare’s Versification TTh 3:30-5 Hanson, Kristin
English Language and Linguistics
Renaissance and Early Modern
Shakespeare
Poetry
Research Seminars
190 9 Research Seminar: Mass Entertainment in Classical Hollywood Film TTh 3:30-5 Knapp, Jeffrey
Research Seminars
190 10 Research Seminar: Utopian and Dystopian Literature and Film Tues. 7-10 P.M. Starr, George A.
Novel
Research Seminars
190 11 Research Seminar: Alfred Hitchcock MW 5:30-7 P.M. + films W 7-10 P.M. Bader, Julia
Film
Research Seminars
190 12 Research Seminar: The Oversexed Cinema of Pedro Almodóvar TTh 2-3:30 + films W 7-10 P.M. Miller, D.A.
Film
Research Seminars
H195B 1 Honors Course TTh 12:30-2 Otter, Samuel
Honors and Tutorial Courses
H195B 2 Honors Course MW 4-5:30 Snyder, Katherine
Honors and Tutorial Courses
203 1 Graduate Readings: Erotic Renaissance MW 9:30-11 Turner, James Grantham
Graduate Courses
203 2 Graduate Readings: Readings in Chicano/Latino Narrative F 12-3 Padilla, Genaro M.
Graduate Courses
203 3 Graduate Readings: Judgment in Early Medieval Literature W 11-2 Thornbury, Emily V.
Old English
Graduate Courses
203 4 Graduate Readings: The Anglophone Novel TTh 9:30-11 Jones, Donna V.
Graduate Courses
243A 1 Fiction Writing Workshop TTh 12:30-2 Chandra, Vikram
Creative Writing Workshops
243B 1 Poetry Writing Workshop TTh 11-12:30 Giscombe, Cecil S.
Creative Writing Workshops
246D 1 Graduate Proseminar: Renaissance (17th Century) Tues. 3:30-6:30 Kahn, Victoria
Renaissance and Early Modern
Graduate Courses
246G 1 Graduate Proseminar: Romantic Period TTh 2-3:30 Langan, Celeste
Graduate Courses
246I 1 Graduate Proseminar: American Literature to 1855 Thurs. 3:30-6:30 Otter, Samuel
Graduate Courses
250 1 Research Seminar Best, Stephen M.
Graduate Courses
250 2 Research Seminar: The Grammar of Poetry, the Poetry of Grammar M 11-1 Altieri, Charles F.
Graduate Courses
250 3 Research Seminar: Gender, Sexuality, and Modernism W 3-6 Abel, Elizabeth
Graduate Courses
250 4 Research Seminar Falci, Eric
Graduate Courses
310 1 Field Studies in Tutoring Writing TBA No instructor assigned yet.
Honors and Tutorial Courses