Announcement of Classes: Spring 2017

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 1-2 and 5-9 are intended for upper-division (junior and senior) students, while English 198BC sections 3 and 4 are intended for new (spring) junior transfer students (as well as other juniors and seniors).

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP COURSES (English 43A, 43B, 143A, 143B, 143C, 143N, 243A, 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 and 43B; only upper-division students should apply for 143A, 143B, 143C, and 143N; and only graduate students (and upper-division students with considerable writing experience) should apply for 243A and 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 11 P.M., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 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 partition "wall" for the desk area just inside the entrance to the English Department, at the Hearst Field Annex, Building B, on Thursday, November 3. Please come on or shortly after Thursday, November 3, 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 INDIVIDUAL PERMISSION CODE FROM THE INSTRUCTOR AT THE FIRST CLASS MEETING. NO ONE WILL THEREFORE BE ABLE TO ACTUALLY ENROLL IN THESE PARTICULAR CLASSES BEFORE THESE CLASSES START MEETING IN THE SPRING.

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 spring '17 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 delcared 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 H195B (HONORS COURSE): This course is open only to students who are enrolled in a Fall 2016 English H195A section. Your H195A instructor will give each of you a permission code for H195B in class sometime in November.

DE-CAL CLASSES: All proposals for Spring 2017 DE-Cal courses must be submitted to the work-study student at the front desk of the English Department Office (in the Hearst Field Annex, Builiding B), addressed to the attention of the Chair of the English Department, BY 4:00 P.M., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27. 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, 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; (4) a unit value worksheet (obtainable by following these steps: log onto: academic-senate.berkeley.edu; click "committees" [in the left-hand toolbar]; click "COCI"; click "Information on student-facilitated courses"; scroll down and click "unit value worksheet"). A few days after the October 27 submission deadline, the students whose proposals have been approved will be notified that they need to see Laurie Kerr, in the Hearst Field Annex, Building B, 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 petition, available from the rack on the front counter as you enter Hearst Field Annex, Building B. Completed petitions should be signed by the instructor and returned by the student to the "undergraduate petitions" drop box on the same counter as the rack containing the blank petition forms. Students will subsequently be emailed the Class Number that they will use to actually enroll in the class. 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 Class 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: The Great Depression, The Great Recession, and The "Grapes of Wrath" Narrative MWF 10-11 Cruz, Frank Eugene
Reading and Composition
R1A 2 Reading and Composition: Theater and Magic in Shakespeare’s England MWF 12-1 Scott, Mark JR
Reading and Composition
R1A 3 Reading and Composition: Literatures of the African Diaspora MWF 1-2 Nanda, Aparajita
Reading and Composition
R1A 4 Reading and Composition: Girls: Feminism, the Feminine, and Fictions after 1945 MWF 2-3 Fleishman, Kathryn
Reading and Composition
R1A 5 Reading and Composition: Morality: Psychological Explanations and Literary Explorations MWF 3-4 Carr, Jessica
Reading and Composition
R1A 6 Reading and Composition: Reading Other People's Letters TTh 8-9:30 Gaston, Lise
Reading and Composition
R1A 7 Reading and Composition: Mission Creep: Writing in Wartime TTh 5-6:30 Larner-Lewis, Jonathan
Reading and Composition
R1B 1 Reading and Composition: Gay, Innocent, and Heartless MWF 11-12 Callender, Brandon
Reading and Composition
R1B 2 Reading and Composition: Raising the Dead: Time, Memory, & History in Nineteenth-Century America MWF 12-1 Bondy, Katherine Isabel
Reading and Composition
R1B 3 Reading and Composition: Evidence of Things Not Seen MWF 12-1 de Stefano, Jason
Reading and Composition
R1B 4 Reading and Composition: The Self and Lyric Form MWF 12-1 Tchetgen, Pierre
Reading and Composition
R1B 5 Reading and Composition: Friends and Fiends: Imagining the Social in the British Romantic Period MWF 1-2 Ahmed, Adam
Reading and Composition
R1B 6 Reading and Composition: Writing and Rights: Literature and the Fight Against Oppression in Nineteenth-Century America MWF 1-2 Sirianni, Lucy
Reading and Composition
R1B 7 Reading and Composition MWF 2-3 No instructor assigned yet.
Reading and Composition
R1B 8 Reading and Composition MWF 2-3 No instructor assigned yet.
Reading and Composition
R1B 9 Reading and Composition MWF 2-3 No instructor assigned yet.
Reading and Composition
R1B 10 Reading and Composition MWF 3-4 No instructor assigned yet.
Reading and Composition
R1B 11 Reading and Composition MWF 3-4 No instructor assigned yet.
Reading and Composition
R1B 12 Reading and Composition MWF 3-4 No instructor assigned yet.
Reading and Composition
R1B 13 Reading and Composition MW 5-6:30 No instructor assigned yet.
Reading and Composition
R1B 14 Reading and Composition: Investigating Fiction MW 5-6:30 Magarik, Raphael
Reading and Composition
R1B 15 Reading and Composition: Senses of Magic TTh 8-9:30 Alexander, Edward Sterling
Reading and Composition
R1B 16 Reading and Composition: Manufactured Monsters TTh 8-9:30 Diaz, Rosalind
Reading and Composition
R1B 17 Reading and Composition: Walking America TTh 5-6:30 Gillis, Brian
Reading and Composition
R1B 18 Reading and Composition TTh 5-6:30 No instructor assigned yet.
Reading and Composition
24 2 Freshman Seminar: The Arts and Literature at Berkeley and Beyond W 4-5 Padilla, Genaro M.
Freshman Seminars
24 3 Freshman Seminar: Reading Walden Carefully Tues. 5-6 Breitwieser, Mitchell
Freshman Seminars
24 4 Freshman Seminar: Post-Apocalypse Now Wed. 3-4 Snyder, Katherine
Freshman Seminars
28 1 Introduction to the Study of Drama MWF 10-11 Landreth, David
Drama
43A 1 Introduction to the Writing of Short Fiction TTh 11-12:30 Mansouri, Leila
Creative Writing Workshops
43B 1 Introduction to the Writing of Verse TTh 3:30-5 Gregory, Jane
Creative Writing Workshops
45A 1 Literature in English: Through Milton MW 1-2 + discussion sections F 1-2 Landreth, David
Introductory Surveys
45B 1 Literature in English: Mid-17th to Late-19th Century MW 2-3 + discussion sections F 2-3 Duncan, Ian
Introductory Surveys
45C 1 Literature in English: Late-19th through the 20th Century MW 12-1 + discussion sections F 12-1 Gang, Joshua
Introductory Surveys
45C 2 Literature in English: Late-19th through the 20th Century MW 3-4 + discussion sections F 3-4 Flynn, Catherine
Introductory Surveys
80K 1 Children's Literature MWF 12-1 Lavery, Joseph
Special Topics
84 1 Sophomore Seminar: High Culture / Low Culture: Woody Allen W 2-5 Bader, Julia
Sophomore Seminars
105 1 Anglo-Saxon England TTh 2-3:30 Thornbury, Emily V.
Pre-1800 Requirement
Old English
111 1 Chaucer TTh 3:30-5 Justice, Steven
Pre-1800 Requirement
Middle English
114A 1 English Drama to 1603 TTh 11-12:30 Miller, Jennifer
Pre-1800 Requirement
Renaissance and Early Modern
117S 1 Shakespeare TTh 12:30-2 Altieri, Charles F.
Shakespeare
117S 2 Shakespeare TTh 3:30-5 Knapp, Jeffrey
Shakespeare
118 1 Milton MW 10-11 + discussion sections F 10-11 Goodman, Kevis
Pre-1800 Requirement
Renaissance and Early Modern
Poetry
119 1 Literature of the Restoration and the Early 18th Century TTh 12:30-2 Sorensen, Janet
Pre-1800 Requirement
British 18th-Century
Novel
Drama
Poetry
125C 1 The European Novel: The Many Faces of the 19th-Century European Novel MWF 3-4 Golburt, Luba
World Literature
Novel
125E 1 The Contemporary Novel MW 1-2 + discussion sections F 1-2 Snyder, Katherine
Novel
130A 1 American Literature: Before 1800 MWF 12-1 Donegan, Kathleen
Pre-1800 Requirement
American Literature
132 1 The American Novel MW 2-3 + discussion sections F 2-3 Goble, Mark
American Literature
Novel
C136 1 Topics in American Studies: The Fields: California Farmworker Literature TTh 2-3:30 Gonzalez, Marcial
American Literature
Chicana/o and/or Latina/o
Special Topics
137B 1 Chicana/o Literature and Culture Since 1910: Chicanx/Latinx Novels TTh 11-12:30 Gonzalez, Marcial
American Literature
Chicana/o and/or Latina/o
Novel
139 1 The Cultures of English: (Post)colonial Fiction TTh 11-12:30 JanMohamed, Abdul R.
World Literature
141 1 Modes of Writing (Exposition, Fiction, Verse, etc.) TTh 12:30-2 Giscombe, Cecil S.
Creative Writing Lecture Courses
143A 1 Short Fiction MW 3:30-5 Chandra, Melanie Abrams
Creative Writing Workshops
143A 2 Short Fiction TTh 11-12:30 Serpell, C. Namwali
Creative Writing Workshops
143A 3 Short Fiction Thurs. 3:30-6:30 Oates, Joyce Carol
Creative Writing Workshops
143B 1 Verse TTh 9:30-11 Shoptaw, John
Creative Writing Workshops
143B 2 Verse TTh 3:30-5 O'Brien, Geoffrey G.
Creative Writing Workshops
143C 1 Long Narrative: The Novel TTh 2-3:30 Serpell, C. Namwali
Creative Writing Workshops
143N 1 Prose Nonfiction: The Personal Essay TTh 2-3:30 Kleege, Georgina
Creative Writing Workshops
165 1 Special Topics: The Graphic Memoir MWF 10-11 Wong, Hertha D. Sweet
American Literature
Special Topics
165 2 Special Topics: Incarcerations: The Literatures of Physical Confinement and Spiritual Liberation TTh 3:30-5 Padilla, Genaro M.
Special Topics
166 1 Special Topics: Marxism and Literature MWF 1-2 Lye, Colleen
Novel
Literary Theory
Special Topics
166 2 Special Topics: Studies in Literature and Environment (Shelter and Weather) MWF 3-4 Francois, Anne-Lise
Special Topics
166 3 Special Topics: Slavery and Conspiracy MWF 3-4 Wagner, Bryan
American Literature
African American Literature
Literary Theory
Special Topics
166 4 Special Topics: Literature in the Century of Film MW 5-6:30 PM Goble, Mark
Special Topics
166 5 Special Topics: Modern Irish Literature TTh 11-12:30 Falci, Eric
Novel
Drama
Poetry
Special Topics
166AC 1 Special Topics in American Cultures: Literatures of the Asian Diaspora in America MWF 1-2 Lee, Steven S.
American Cultures
American Literature
Asian American Literature
180A 1 Autobiography: Disability Memoir TTh 11-12:30 Kleege, Georgina
Special Topics
180L 1 Lyric Verse TTh 2-3:30 O'Brien, Geoffrey G.
Renaissance and Early Modern
British 18th-Century
British 19th-Century
British 20th- and 21st-Century
American Literature
Poetry
Literary Theory
180Z 1 Science Fiction TTh 9:30-11 Jones, Donna V.
Novel
Special Topics
C181 1 Digital Humanities, Visual Cultures: Digital Travels MWF 10-11 Honig, Elizabeth
Pre-1800 Requirement
Renaissance and Early Modern
190 1 Research Seminar: The Urban Postcolonial MW 9:30-11 Ellis, Nadia
Research Seminars
190 2 Research Seminar: Harlem Renaissance MW 11-12:30 Wagner, Bryan
American Literature
African American Literature
Research Seminars
190 3 Research Seminar: Literature and the Linguistic Turn MWF 12-1 Blevins, Jeffrey
Research Seminars
190 4 Research Seminar: Jane Austen and the Theory of the Novel MW 12:30-2 Miller, D.A.
British 19th-Century
Novel
Literary Theory
Research Seminars
190 5 Research Seminar: Writing a World in Crisis: Medieval and Modern MWF 1-2 Perry, R. D.
Pre-1800 Requirement
Middle English
Literary Theory
Research Seminars
190 6 Research Seminar: Shakespeare: From the Globe to the Global MWF 2-3 Bahr, Stephanie M
Renaissance and Early Modern
Shakespeare
Drama
Research Seminars
190 7 Research Seminar: Place-Love: Fiction and the Melancholy of Form MWF 3-4 Xin, Wendy Veronica
Research Seminars
190 8 Research Seminar: Literatures of the Ocean TTh 9:30-11 Sorensen, Janet
Pre-1800 Requirement
British 18th-Century
Novel
Poetry
Research Seminars
190 9 Research Seminar: Beowulf TTh 9:30-11 Thornbury, Emily V.
Pre-1800 Requirement
Old English
Research Seminars
190 10 Research Seminar: Hollywood in the 1930s TTh 12:30-2 Knapp, Jeffrey
Research Seminars
190 11 Research Seminar: The Literature of Immortality TTh 12:30-2 Jones, Donna V.
Research Seminars
190 13 Research Seminar: California Literature & Film Since WWI Tues. 5-8:30 PM (see the course description) Starr, George A.
American Literature
Research Seminars
H195B 1 Honors Course TTh 2-3:30 Marno, David
Honors and Tutorial Courses
H195B 2 Honors Course TTh 9:30-11 Langan, Celeste
Honors and Tutorial Courses
203 1 Graduate Readings: World Systems Theory and the Asian Anglophone Novel MW 9:30-11 Lye, Colleen
Graduate Courses
203 2 Graduate Readings: The Political Economy of Life and Death in African American Literature and Culture W 3-6 JanMohamed, Abdul R.
Graduate Courses
205B 1 Old English: Anglo-Saxons and the Law TTh 12:30-2 O'Brien O'Keeffe, Katherine
Graduate Courses
211 1 Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales TTh 2-3:30 Nolan, Maura
Graduate Courses
243A 1 Fiction Writing Workshop TTh 9:30-11 Chandra, Vikram
Creative Writing Workshops
243N 1 Prose Nonfiction Writing Workshop: Creative Nonfiction Tues. 3:30-6:30 Farber, Thomas
Creative Writing Workshops
246C 1 Graduate Pro-seminar: Renaissance TTh 11-12:30 Marno, David
Graduate Courses
246H 1 Graduate Pro-seminar: Victorian Period MW 11-12:30 Duncan, Ian
Graduate Courses
246J 1 Graduate Pro-seminar: American Literature, 1855 to 1900 F 12-3 Best, Stephen M.
Graduate Courses
250 1 Research Seminar: Wordsworth and Coleridge in Collaboration M 3-6 Goodman, Kevis
Graduate Courses
250 2 Research Seminar: Modernism in Poetry and in Art Thurs. 3:30-6:30 Altieri, Charles F.
Graduate Courses
250 3 Research Seminar: Idols and Ideology—Readings in Augustine, Milton, Marlowe, Shakespeare, Hobbes, Kant, Marx, Freud, Althusser W 2-5 Kahn, Victoria
Graduate Courses
310 1 Field Studies in Tutoring Writing T. B. A. T. B. A.
Honors and Tutorial Courses