Announcement of Classes: Fall 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 15-20 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 8 are intended for new junior transfer students.  English 198BC sections 1, 2, 5, 7, and 9 are intended for upper-division (junior and senior) students.

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP COURSES (English 143A, 143B, 143N, 143T 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, 143N, and 143T; 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 11 PM, THURSDAY, APRIL 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 one of the partitions near the front desk as you enter Hearst Field Annex, Building B (the English Department office) on Thursday, May 4. Please come on or shortly after Thursday, May 4 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 4, as the English Department will be moving back to Wheeler Hall sometime over the summer). 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 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 '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 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 submission will need to include: (a) the on-line application form, along with PDFs of: (b) your Academic Summary (go into Cal Central, click your "My Academics" tab, then click "View Academic Summary" and "Print as PDF"); (c) your non-UC Berkeley transcript(s), if any; (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); and (e) a personal statement (in a PPF or Word document), including why you are interested in taking this course and indicating your academic interest and, if possible, the topic or area you are thinking of addressing in your honors thesis. These applications must be submitted, via the corresponding link, BY 11 PM, FRIDAY, MAY 12. Since the department must review the G.P.A.s of H195A applicants for courses taken all the way through the Spring 2017 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 PERMISSION 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 2017 DE-Cal courses must be submitted at the front desk at the English Department office (in Hearst Field Annex, Building B) BY 4:00 P.M., THURSDAY, APRIL 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 office, the following for approval: 1) a completed COCI Special Studies Course Proposal Form, available at: academic-senate.berkeley.edu/committee/coci/339, 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 27 submission deadline, the students whose proposals have been approved by the Department Chair will be notified that they need to see Laurie Kerr, in 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 application, available (until June or July) from the rack at the front desk in Hearst Field Annex, Building B. Completed applications should be signed by the instructor and returned by the student to the drop box at the front desk (in Hearst Field Annex, Building B). Students will be emailed the class number that they will use to enroll in the class on Cal Central. Often students will elect to wait until fall courses have started to apply for independent study courses. Note that as of sometime in the summer (probably June or July), the English Department Office will be moving back to Wheeler Hall, 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: Eating Bodies MWF 9-10 Diaz, Rosalind
Reading and Composition
R1A 2 Reading and Composition MWF 11-12 Cruz, Frank Eugene
Reading and Composition
R1A 7 Reading and Composition: Image and Text TTh 9:30-11 Clark, Rebecca
Reading and Composition
R1B 1 Reading and Composition: Sympathy and Identification "After" the Affective Turn MWF 10-11 Ding, Katherine
Reading and Composition
R1B 2 Reading and Composition: Blank Generation: The Changing Arts in 1970s New York City MWF 11-12 Alexander, Edward Sterling
Reading and Composition
R1B 3 Reading and Composition: The Cultural Lives of Higher Education MWF 12-1 Greer, Erin
Reading and Composition
R1B 5 Reading and Composition: Endings MWF 2-3 Lesser, Madeline
Reading and Composition
R1B 6 Reading and Composition: Writing Cuban-America MWF 3-4 Artiz, Ernest T.
Reading and Composition
R1B 7 Reading and Composition: After Empires MW 5-6:30 Choi, Jeehyun
Reading and Composition
R1B 8 Reading and Composition: Mysticism & the Fragment MW 5-6:30 Stancek, Claire Marie
Reading and Composition
R1B 9 Reading and Composition: Technophobia TTh 8-9:30 Barbour, Andrew John
Reading and Composition
R1B 10 Reading and Composition: Narratives of Enlightenment TTh 9:30-11 Wilson, Evan
Reading and Composition
R1B 11 Reading and Composition: University Life TTh 11-12:30 Neal, Allison
Reading and Composition
R1B 12 Reading and Composition TTh 12:30-2 Lorden, Jennifer A.
Reading and Composition
R1B 13 Reading and Composition: Visions of the World TTh 2-3:30 Rajabzadeh, Shokoofeh
Reading and Composition
R1B 14 Reading and Composition: GLBT and Queer Chicanx/Latinx Literature and Cultural Work TTh 3:30-5 Trevino, Jason Benjamin
Reading and Composition
R1B 15 Reading and Composition: Genre Trouble TTh 5-6:30 Ripplinger, Michelle
Reading and Composition
24 1 Freshman Seminar: Reading Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass M 12-2, 8/28 to 10/16 only Wong, Hertha D. Sweet
Freshman Seminars
American Literature
24 2 Freshman Seminar: Shakespeare's Sonnets W 12-1 Nelson, Alan H.
Freshman Seminars
Shakespeare
Poetry
24 3 Freshman Seminar: African American Poetry Tues. 4-5 Wagner, Bryan
Freshman Seminars
African American Literature
45A 1 Literature in English: Through Milton MW 12-1 + discussion sections F 12-1 Justice, Steven
Introductory Surveys
45A 2 Literature in English: Through Milton MW 2-3 + discussion sections F 2-3 Knapp, Jeffrey
Introductory Surveys
45B 1 Literature in English: Late-17th Through Mid-19th Centuries MW 10-11 + discussion sections F 10-11 Sorensen, Janet
Introductory Surveys
45B 2 Literature in English: Late-17th Through Mid-19th Centuries MW 3-4 + discussion sections F 3-4 Goldsmith, Steven
Introductory Surveys
45C 1 Literature in English: Mid-19th Through the 20th Century MW 11-12 + discussion sections F 11-12 Gang, Joshua
Introductory Surveys
45C 2 Literature in English: Mid-19th Through the 20th Century MW 1-2 + discussion sections F 1-2 Abel, Elizabeth
Introductory Surveys
84 1 Sophomore Seminar: The Coen Brothers W 1-4 Bader, Julia
Sophomore Seminars
84 2 Sophomore Seminar: Modern Utopian and (mostly) Dystopian Movies Tues. 5-8:30 PM incl. 1/2 hr. break Starr, George A.
Sophomore Seminars
104 1 Introduction to Old English MWF 10-11 Thornbury, Emily V.
Pre-1800 Requirement
Old English
110 1 Medieval Literature MWF 12-1 Miller, Jennifer
Pre-1800 Requirement
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: Later Works TTh 12:30-2 Turner, James Grantham
Shakespeare
117S 1 Shakespeare MWF 3-4 Marno, David
Shakespeare
120 1 Literature of the Later 18th Century TTh 2-3:30 Picciotto, Joanna M
British 18th-Century
122 1 The Victorian Period MW 2-3 + discussion sections F 2-3 Lavery, Joseph
British 19th-Century
Novel
Poetry
125D 1 The 20th-Century Novel TTh 9:30-11 Jones, Donna V.
Novel
126 1 British Literature, 1900-1945 TTh 11-12:30 Flynn, Catherine
British 20th- and 21st-Century
130A 1 American Literature: Before 1800 MWF 2-3 Otter, Samuel
130B 1 American Literature: 1800-1865 TTh 5-6:30 PM Breitwieser, Mitchell
American Literature
130C 1 American Literature: 1865-1900 TTh 2-3:30 Tamarkin, Elisa
American Literature
130D 1 American Literature 1900-1945: Literature in the Age of Extremes MW 1-2 + discussion sections F 1-2 Lee, Steven S.
American Literature
133A 1 African American Literature and Culture Before 1917 TTh 12:30-2 Wagner, Bryan
American Literature
African American Literature
133T 1 Topics in African American Literature and Culture: Do What You Gotta Do: The Art of Black Diaspora MWF 1-2 Ellis, Nadia
African American Literature
World Literature
C136 1 Topics in American Studies: New Orleans TTh 2-3:30 Wagner, Bryan
American Literature
African American Literature
Special Topics
141 1 Modes of Writing (Exposition, Fiction, Verse, etc.) TTh 3:30-5 Chandra, Melanie Abrams
Creative Writing Lecture Courses
141 2 Modes of Writing (Exposition, Fiction, Verse, etc.) TTh 3:30-5 Hass, Robert L.
Creative Writing Lecture Courses
143A 1 Short Fiction MW 11-12:30 Chandra, Vikram
Creative Writing Workshops
143B 1 Verse MW 12:30-2 Shoptaw, John
Creative Writing Workshops
143B 2 Verse W 3-6 singleton, giovanni
Creative Writing Workshops
143B 3 Verse TTh 2-3:30 O'Brien, Geoffrey G.
Poetry
Creative Writing Workshops
143N 1 Prose Nonfiction: Creative Nonfiction Workshop: Covering Culture MW 9:30-11 Saul, Scott
Creative Writing Workshops
143T 1 Poetry Translation Workshop TTh 12:30-2 Hass, Robert L.
Creative Writing Workshops
161 1 Introduction to Literary Theory MWF 2-3 Gonzalez, Marcial
Literary Theory
165 1 Special Topics: Genres of Free Speech MW 5-6:30 Lavery, Joseph
Literary Theory
Special Topics
165 2 Special Topics: Art of Writing TTh 2-3:30 Hejinian, Lyn
Benjamin, Daniel
Literary Theory
Special Topics
166 3 Special Topics: Black Science Fiction TTh 3:30-5 Serpell, C. Namwali
American Cultures
American Literature
African American Literature
Special Topics
166 4 Special Topics: Writing Poetry and Nonfiction, Writing as Social Practice TTh 5-6:30 Giscombe, Cecil S.
Creative Writing Workshops
Creative Writing Lecture Courses
Special Topics
166AC 1 Special Topics in American Cultures: Race and Revision in Early America TTh 12:30-2 Donegan, Kathleen
American Cultures
170 1 Literature and the Arts: Literature and Music MW 11-12 + discussion sections F 11-12 Falci, Eric
Poetry
Special Topics
173 1 The Language and Literature of Films: The Film Essay: Cinema, the Minoritized Subject, and the Practice of Writing TTh 3:30-5 Best, Stephen M.
Young, Damon
Film
Special Topics
175 1 Literature and Disability TTh 3:30-5 Langan, Celeste
Novel
Drama
Film
Poetry
Literary Theory
Special Topics
179 1 Literature and Linguistics TTh 11-12:30 Hanson, Kristin
English Language and Linguistics
Poetry
Literary Theory
180H 1 The Short Story: The Short Story MWF 2-3 Chandra, Vikram
Special Topics
180L 1 Lyric Verse TTh 5-6:30 PM O'Brien, Geoffrey G.
Middle English
Renaissance and Early Modern
Shakespeare
British 18th-Century
British 19th-Century
British 20th- and 21st-Century
American Literature
African American Literature
Poetry
Literary Theory
180N 1 The Novel: "The Novel as the Book of Other People" MW 5-6:30 Hale, Dorothy J.
Novel
Literary Theory
190 1 Research Seminar: Britain in the ‘60s MW 2-3:30 Gang, Joshua
British 20th- and 21st-Century
Research Seminars
190 2 Research Seminar: The Historical Novel MW 2-3:30 Puckett, Kent
British 19th-Century
Novel
Literary Theory
Research Seminars
190 3 Research Seminar: Another Day in Purgatory: Irish Literature and the Afterlife MW 3:30-5 Creasy, CFS
British 19th-Century
British 20th- and 21st-Century
Novel
Drama
Research Seminars
190 6 Research Seminar: Literature and Revolution MW 5-6:30 Lee, Steven S.
World Literature
Literary Theory
Research Seminars
190 7 Research Seminar: Monsters, Exiles, and Outlaws in Medieval Literature TTh 9:30-11 Hobson, Jacob
Pre-1800 Requirement
Old English
Middle English
Research Seminars
190 8 Research Seminar: Sixty Years Since: The Historical Novel TTh 11-12:30 Kolb, Margaret
British 19th-Century
British 20th- and 21st-Century
Novel
Research Seminars
190 9 Research Seminar: Historiography and Narrative: Literature and the Interstices of History TTh 2-3:30 Jones, Donna V.
Research Seminars
190 10 Research Seminar: Suspicious Mind TTh 12:30-2 Best, Stephen M.
Film
Literary Theory
Research Seminars
190 11 Research Seminar: Nonsense TTh 3:30-5 Hanson, Kristin
English Language and Linguistics
British 19th-Century
Research Seminars
190 12 Research Seminar: Making Memories TTh 5-6:30 Yoon, Irene
British 20th- and 21st-Century
American Literature
Novel
Research Seminars
H195A 1 Honors Course MW 3:30-5 Hale, Dorothy J.
Honors and Tutorial Courses
H195A 2 Honors Course TTh 12:30-2 Serpell, C. Namwali
Literary Theory
Research Seminars
Honors and Tutorial Courses
200 1 Problems in the Study of Literature MW 12:30-2 Marno, David
Graduate Courses
203 1 Graduate Readings: Caribbean Literature and Culture M 9-12 Ellis, Nadia
African American Literature
World Literature
Graduate Courses
203 3 Graduate Readings: Materiality TTh 2-3:30 Flynn, Catherine
Graduate Courses
211 1 Chaucer: Chaucer: early poetry and Troilus and Criseyde W 3-6 Justice, Steven
Middle English
Graduate Courses
243B 1 Poetry Writing Workshop Tues. 9-12 Hejinian, Lyn
Creative Writing Workshops
246D 1 Graduate Pro-seminar: Renaissance: Seventeenth-Century Literature, before the Restoration Tues. 3:30-6:30 Turner, James Grantham
Graduate Courses
246G 1 Graduate Pro-seminar: Romantic Period TTh 12:30-2 Langan, Celeste
Graduate Courses
250 1 Research Seminar: Victorian Cultural Studies W 9-12 Puckett, Kent
British 19th-Century
British 20th- and 21st-Century
Literary Theory
Graduate Courses
250 2 Research Seminar: How to Write a Book M 2-5 Kahn, Victoria
Graduate Courses
250 3 Research Seminar: Paranoid States: Empire and the Rise of the Surveillance State W 3-6 Saha, Poulomi
Graduate Courses
250 4 Research Seminar: Gender, Sexuality, Modernism Thurs. 3:30-6:30 Abel, Elizabeth
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
Liu, Aileen
Graduate Courses