Announcement of Classes: Fall 2016

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. If you end up having to put yourself on one for an English course, please attend the first few classes, as space might open up for you after classes have started.

BERKELEY CONNECT: 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 143A, 143B, 143N, and 243B): These are instructor-approved courses, and enrollment is limited.  Only continuing UC Berkeley students are eligible to apply.  Only upper-division students should apply for 143A, 143B, and 143N; only graduate students should apply for 243B. In order to be considered for admission to any of these classes, 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 MIDNIGHT, THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 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, May 5. Please come on or shortly after Thursday, May 5 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 (and please come within a few days after May 5, as Wheeler Hall will be closing for a year by mid-May). ONLY STUDENTS ON THESE CLASS LISTS WILL BE ADMITTED TO THE CORRESPONDING CLASSES, AND EACH ADMITTED STUDENT WILL NEED TO OBTAIN HIS/HER INDIVIDUAL ENROLLMENT CODE  FROM THE INSTRUCTOR AT THE FIRST OR SECOND CLASS MEETING. NO ONE WILL THEREFORE BE ABLE TO ACTUALLY ENROLL IN THESE PARTICULAR CLASSES BEFORE THESE CLASSES START MEETING IN THE FALL.

ENGLISH 190 (RESEARCH SEMINAR): English 190 is intended for senior and junior English majors. During at least Phase I of enrollment, only already-declared majors who will be in their fourth or third year as of fall '16 will be able to enroll in this course; 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 of the section they are interested in taking, and they will be admitted later (probably towards the end of Phase II) if and when there is still room for them. Due to space limitations (maximum enrollment is 18 students per section), 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 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 2016 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 MIDNIGHT, FRIDAY, May 13. Since the department must review the G.P.A.s of H195A applicants for courses taken all the way through the Spring 2016 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.)  EACH STUDENT ADMITTED TO H195A WILL NEED TO OBTAIN HIS OR HER INDIVIDUAL ENROLLMENT CODE AT THE FIRST CLASS MEETING FROM THE CORRESPONDING INSTRUCTOR.  NO ONE WILL THEREFORE BE ABLE TO ACTUALLY ENROLL IN THIS PARTICULAR COURSE BEFORE INSTRUCTION BEGINS IN THE FALL.

DE-CAL CLASSES: All proposals for Fall 2016 DE-Cal courses must be submitted to the English Department Chair’s office (in 322 Wheeler Hall) BY 4:00 P.M., THURSDAY, APRIL 28. 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 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 April 28 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, available (until mid-May) from the racks outside 319 Wheeler Hall. Completed applications should be signed by the instructor and returned by the student to the drop box inside 319 Wheeler Hall. Students will be emailed a course control number they will use to enroll in the class on Tele-BEARS. Often students will elect to wait until fall courses have started to apply for independent study courses. Note that as of mid-May, the English Department Office will be moving to B45 Hearst Field Annex, so that is where the application forms will be available as of that time.

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: Issues MWF 9-10 Ling, Jessica

Reading and Composition
R1A 2 Reading and Composition: The Fugitive MWF 10-11 Johnson, Sarah Jessica

Reading and Composition
R1A 3 Reading and Composition: Perpetual Decadence MWF 11-12 Creasy, CFS

Reading and Composition
R1A 4 Reading and Composition: Reading Ads: They'll Tell You What You Want, What You Really Really Want MWF 12-1 Ehrlinspiel, Hannah Kathryn

Reading and Composition
R1A 5 Reading and Composition: The Self and Lyric Form MWF 1-2 Viragh, Atti

Reading and Composition
R1A 6 Reading and Composition: Wild Women in America MWF 2-3 Bondy, Katherine Isabel

Reading and Composition
R1A 7 Reading and Composition: Forms of Humiliation MWF 3-4 Callender, Brandon

Reading and Composition
R1A 8 Reading and Composition: The Essay and American Life TTh 8-9:30 de Stefano, Jason

Reading and Composition
R1A 9 Reading and Composition: The Rest is Commentary TTh 5-6:30 PM Magarik, Raphael

Reading and Composition
R1B 1 Reading and Composition: Walking America MWF 9-10 Gillis, Brian

Reading and Composition
R1B 2 Reading and Composition: Literature and Popular Culture MWF 9-10 Le, Serena

Reading and Composition
R1B 3 Reading and Composition: Signs of the Times MWF 10-11 Terlaak Poot, Luke

Reading and Composition
R1B 4 Reading and Composition: "One Fine Day": Diurnal Narratives of the 20th Century MWF 11-12 Fleishman, Kathryn

Reading and Composition
R1B 5 Reading and Composition: Speech MWF 12-1 O'Connor, Megan

Reading and Composition
R1B 6 Reading and Composition
Reading and Composition
R1B 7 Reading and Composition: Lost Literature: Recovering and (re)-Discovering Hidden Texts of the Nineteenth Century MWF 1-2 Sirianni, Lucy

Reading and Composition
R1B 8 Reading and Composition: Staging Desire: Sex and Sexuality in Renaissance Drama MWF 1-2 Scott, Mark JR

Reading and Composition
R1B 9 Reading and Composition: I, Robot(s): Fictions of the Machine MWF 2-3 Hsu, Sharon

Reading and Composition
R1B 10 Reading and Composition: Monomanias MWF 2-3 McWilliams, Ryan

Reading and Composition
R1B 11 Reading and Composition
Reading and Composition
R1B 12 Reading and Composition: London: Self and the City TTh 8-9:30 Wise, Diana Catherine

Reading and Composition
R1B 13 Reading and Composition: Queer/of Color Cultural Productions TTh 5-6:30 PM. Valella, Daniel

Reading and Composition
24 1 Freshman Seminar: Reading Walden Carefully W 4-5 Breitwieser, Mitchell

Freshman Seminars
24 2 Freshman Seminar Hutson, Richard

Freshman Seminars
24 3 Freshman Seminar: Graphic Journalism: Reading Joe Sacco's Palestine Note new time: Tues. 9-11 (for seven weeks only) Wong, Hertha D. Sweet

Freshman Seminars
27 1 Introduction to the Study of Fiction
Novel
31AC 1 Literature of American Cultures: Immigrant Inscriptions TTh 9:30-11 Ellis, Nadia

American Cultures
45A 1 Literature in English: Chaucer to Milton MW 10-11 + discussion sections F 10-11 Justice, Steven

Introductory Surveys
45A 2 Literature in English: Chaucer to Milton MW 1-2 + discussion sections F 1-2 O'Brien O'Keeffe, Katherine

Introductory Surveys
45B 1 Literature in English: Late-17th through Mid-19th Centuries MW 12-1 + discussion sections F 12-1 Sorensen, Janet

Introductory Surveys
45B 2 Literature in English: Late-17th through Mid-19th Centuries MW 2-3 + discussion sections F 2-3 Blanton, C. D.

Introductory Surveys
45C 1 Literature in English: Late-19th through the 20th Century MW 11-12 + discussion sections F 11-12 Falci, Eric

Introductory Surveys
45C 2 Literature in English: Late-19th through the 20th Century MW 3-4 + discussion sections F 3-4 Goble, Mark

Introductory Surveys
C77 1 Introduction to Environmental Studies TTh 12:30-2 + 1-1/2 hours of discussion section per week Hass, Robert L.
Sposito, Gary
Special Topics
84 1 Sophomore Seminar: The Coen Brothers W 2-5 (note new time) Bader, Julia

Sophomore Seminars
104 1 Introduction to Old English MWF 10-11 O'Brien O'Keeffe, Katherine

Pre-1800 Requirement
English Language and Linguistics
Old English
110 1 Medieval Literature: Heaven, Hell, and Fairyland: Visions of Other Worlds in Medieval British Literature MWF 9-10 Thornbury, Emily V.

Pre-1800 Requirement
Old English
Middle English
115A 1 The English Renaissance (through the 16th Century) MWF 3-4 Miller, Jennifer

Pre-1800 Requirement
Renaissance and Early Modern
117B 1 Shakespeare: Shakespeare after 1600 TTh 9:30-11 Landreth, David

Shakespeare
117S 1 Shakespeare MW 11-12 + discussion sections F 11-12 Arnold, Oliver

Shakespeare
117T 1 Shakespeare in the Theater: Performing Shakespeare: Troilus and Cressida TTh 2-3:30 Marno, David

Shakespeare
Drama
121 1 The Romantic Period TTh 11-12:30 Langan, Celeste

British 18th-Century
British 19th-Century
Poetry
125D 1 The 20th-Century Novel MWF 1-2 Jones, Donna V.

Novel
126 1 British Literature, 1900-1945 TTh 11-12:30 Gang, Joshua

British 20th- and 21st-Century
131 1 American Poetry WF 5-6:30 P.M O'Brien, Geoffrey G.

American Literature
Poetry
133A 1 African American Literature and Culture Before 1917 TTh 3:30-5 Wagner, Bryan
American Literature
African American Literature
134 1 Contemporary Literature: 21st-Century American Writing MW 2-3 + discussion sections F 2-3 Hejinian, Lyn

American Literature
C136 1 Special Topics
Special Topics
138 1 Studies in World Literature in English: Global Cities MWF 1-2 Saha, Poulomi
British 20th- and 21st-Century
American Literature
World Literature
141 1 Modes of Writing (Exposition, Fiction, Verse, etc.): Writing Fiction, Poetry, and Plays TTh 3:30-5 Chandra, Melanie Abrams

Creative Writing Lecture Courses
143A 1 Short Fiction MW 2-3:30 Chandra, Vikram

Creative Writing Workshops
143A 2 Short Fiction TTh 11-12:30
143B 1 Verse MW 11-12:30 Shoptaw, John

Poetry
Creative Writing Workshops
143B 2 Verse TTh 2-3:30 Szybist, Mary
Creative Writing Workshops
143N 1 Prose Nonfiction: Traveling, Thinking, Writing TTh 9:30-11 Giscombe, Cecil S.

Creative Writing Workshops
143N 2 Prose Nonfiction: Life Writing TTh 12:30-2 Ellis, Nadia

Creative Writing Workshops
143N 3 Prose Nonfiction: Covering Culture TTh 12:30-2 Saul, Scott

Creative Writing Workshops
161 1 Introduction to Literary Theory MWF 11-12 Gonzalez, Marcial

Literary Theory
165 1 Special Topics: Telling Stories: The Power of Narrative in Academic Writing MWF 1-2 Donegan, Kathleen

Special Topics
166 1 Special Topics: Aesthetics and the Environment in the Eighteenth Century MWF 12-1 Picciotto, Joanna M

Pre-1800 Requirement
British 18th-Century
Special Topics
166 2 Special Topics: Vladimir Nabokov MWF 10-11 Naiman, Eric
Novel
Special Topics
170 1 Literature and the Arts: The Deaths and Lives of Saints MWF 11-12 Thornbury, Emily V.

Pre-1800 Requirement
Old English
Middle English
Renaissance and Early Modern
Special Topics
170 2 Literature and the Arts: Opera and Literary Form TTh 3:30-5 Duncan, Ian

World Literature
Drama
Special Topics
171 1 Literature and Sexual Identity: Postcolonial Sex MWF 3-4 Saha, Poulomi

Special Topics
171 2 Literature and Sexual Identity: Gender, Sexuality, and Modernism TTh 2-3:30 Abel, Elizabeth

British 20th- and 21st-Century
American Literature
Novel
174 1 Literature and History: The Seventies TTh 3:30-5 Saul, Scott

American Literature
Film
Special Topics
175 1 Literature and Disability TTh 9:30-11 Kleege, Georgina
Novel
Drama
Special Topics
180H 1 The Short Story MWF 12-1 Chandra, Vikram

Special Topics
190 1 Research Seminar: Emily Dickinson MWF 10-11 Shoptaw, John

American Literature
Poetry
Research Seminars
190 2 Research Seminar: Slow Seeing / Slow Reading MWF 11-12 Hejinian, Lyn

American Literature
Poetry
Literary Theory
Research Seminars
190 3 Research Seminar: Moby-Dick, and More MW 3:30-5 Otter, Samuel

American Literature
Novel
Research Seminars
190 4 Research Seminar: U.S. Modernism MW 5-6:30 PM Goble, Mark

Novel
Poetry
Film
Research Seminars
190 5 Research Seminar: Alfred Hitchcock W 5-8 PM Bader, Julia

Film
Research Seminars
190 6 Research Seminar: The Medium Is the Message: Reading Poetry in Manuscript & Print, 1300-1600 TTh 9:30-11 Bahr, Stephanie M

Pre-1800 Requirement
Middle English
Renaissance and Early Modern
Poetry
Research Seminars
190 7 Research Seminar: Note new topic: Troy and Tragedy TTh 11-12:30 Perry, R. D.

Pre-1800 Requirement
Middle English
Renaissance and Early Modern
Drama
Research Seminars
190 8 Research Seminar: James / Baldwin TTh 12:30-2 Best, Stephen M.

American Literature
African American Literature
Research Seminars
190 9 Research Seminar: On Style TTh 2-3:30 Xin, Wendy Veronica

British 19th-Century
British 20th- and 21st-Century
Novel
Research Seminars
190 10 Research Seminar: Do I Dare? Indecision and Modernist Literature TTh 3:30-5 Blevins, Jeffrey

British 20th- and 21st-Century
American Literature
Novel
Poetry
Literary Theory
Research Seminars
190 11 Research Seminar: Modern California Literature and Film Tues. 5-8 PM Starr, George A.

Novel
Film
Research Seminars
190 12 Research Seminar: Modern Utopian and Dystopian Literature and Film Thurs. 5-8 PM Starr, George A.

Novel
Film
Research Seminars
H195A 1 Honors Course TTh 11-12:30 Marno, David

Literary Theory
Honors and Tutorial Courses
H195A 2 Honors Course TTh 2-3:30 Langan, Celeste

Literary Theory
Honors and Tutorial Courses
200 1 Problems in the Study of Literature MW 12:30-2 Otter, Samuel

Graduate Courses
203 1 Graduate Readings: On Life: Life Philosophy and Culture MW 9:30-11 Jones, Donna V.

Graduate Courses
203 2 Graduate Readings: Early African American Literature TTh 12:30-2 Wagner, Bryan

American Literature
African American Literature
Graduate Courses
203 3 Graduate Readings: Prospectus Workshop W 3-6 Abel, Elizabeth

Graduate Courses
203 4 Graduate Readings: Lyric, Poetry, Poetics W 3-6 Falci, Eric

Poetry
Graduate Courses
205A 1 Old English
Graduate Courses
212 1 Readings in Middle English MW 11-12:30 Miller, Jennifer

Graduate Courses
217 1 Shakespeare TTh 2-3:30 Landreth, David

Shakespeare
Graduate Courses
243B 1 Poetry Writing Workshop F 11-2 O'Brien, Geoffrey G.

Creative Writing Workshops
Graduate Courses
250 1 Research Seminar: Representing Non-Human Life in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Britain M 3-6 Picciotto, Joanna M

Renaissance and Early Modern
British 18th-Century
Graduate Courses
250 2 Research Seminar: Ethnic Modernisms Tues. 3:30-6:30 Lee, Steven S.

African American Literature
Chicana/o and/or Latina/o
Asian American Literature
World Literature
Literary Theory
Graduate Courses
250 3 Research Seminar: Literature and the Brain Thurs. 3:30-6:30 Gang, Joshua

Graduate Courses
310 1 Field Studies in Tutoring Writing T. B. A. T. B. A.
Honors and Tutorial Courses
375 1 The Teaching of Composition and Literature Thurs. 10:30-12:30 Snyder, Katherine

Graduate Courses