Courses

The courses listed below are provided by the Student Information Services (SIS). This listing provides a snapshot of immediately available courses within this department and may not be complete. Course registration information can be found at https://sis.jhu.edu/classes/.

Please consult the online course catalog for cross-listed courses and full course information.

Column one has the course number and section. Other columns show the course title, days offered, instructor's name, room number, if the course is cross-referenced with another program, and a option to view additional course information in a pop-up window.

Poetry Workshop
AS.220.625 (01)

Discussion and critique of poetry manuscripts by students enrolled in the M.F.A. program. Some assignments possible.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: W 2:00PM - 4:50PM
  • Instructor: Salter, Mary Jo
  • Room: Gilman 138D
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/12

Readings in Pedagogy: Teaching Fiction and Poetry
AS.220.646 (01)

A graduate course designed to develop both close reading and genre study, and to support the teaching of Introduction to Fiction and Poetry (IFP) I and II. Readings in selected works of American, English, and European poetry and short fiction. Course required by all graduate students in the MFA program.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 2:00PM - 4:50PM
  • Instructor: Robinson, Shannon L, Williamson, Greg W
  • Room: Gilman 138D
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/20

Independent Study
AS.220.800 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Staff
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available:

Readings in Fiction: The Laws, License, and Liability of First-Person Narration
AS.220.607 (01)

Study of classic/modernist novels written by the ā€œIā€: Christopher Isherwood, Gertrude Stein, Albert Camus, Ford Madox Ford, and other practitioners. Mostly close study of texts, but some writing practice, too.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: M 2:00PM - 4:50PM
  • Instructor: McGarry, Jean
  • Room: Gilman 138D
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/15

Readings in Poetry: Performing Poetry
AS.220.660 (01)

This hands-on performance workshop, combining literary and theatrical practice, looks closely at what makes poetry performance compelling, clear, and resonant. Through textual analysis, vocal technique, and group discussion and critique, students will create a pliant and powerful reading style, as an integral part of their work.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: F 2:00PM - 4:50PM
  • Instructor: Yezzi, David D
  • Room: Merrick 200
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/15

Fiction Workshop
AS.220.623 (01)

Discussion and critique of fiction manuscripts by students enrolled in the M.F.A. program. Some assignments possible.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 2:00PM - 4:50PM
  • Instructor: Puchner, Roderic P
  • Room: Gilman 138D
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/12

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room Info
AS.220.625 (01)Poetry WorkshopW 2:00PM - 4:50PMSalter, Mary JoGilman 138D
AS.220.646 (01)Readings in Pedagogy: Teaching Fiction and PoetryTh 2:00PM - 4:50PMRobinson, Shannon L, Williamson, Greg WGilman 138D
AS.220.800 (01)Independent StudyStaff 
AS.220.607 (01)Readings in Fiction: The Laws, License, and Liability of First-Person NarrationM 2:00PM - 4:50PMMcGarry, JeanGilman 138D
AS.220.660 (01)Readings in Poetry: Performing PoetryF 2:00PM - 4:50PMYezzi, David DMerrick 200
AS.220.623 (01)Fiction WorkshopT 2:00PM - 4:50PMPuchner, Roderic PGilman 138D

Column one has the course number and section. Other columns show the course title, days offered, instructor's name, room number, if the course is cross-referenced with another program, and a option to view additional course information in a pop-up window.

Readings in Fiction: The Novelist as Poet
AS.220.609 (01)

An examination of some half-dozen English-language novelists who were also significant poets. Readings will include both novels and poems. The course seeks to bridge the gap between the two genres.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 2:00PM - 5:00PM
  • Instructor: Leithauser, Brad
  • Room: Gilman 138D
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 16/20

Creating the Poetry Chapbook
AS.220.437 (01)

Students will build on previous work in the major by completing a project of sustained length, depth, and cohesion (15 - 25 pages) in their final semester. Application only; Advanced Poetry prerequisite.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level:
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Malech, Dora Rachel
  • Room: Smokler Center 301
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 11/15

Independent Study
AS.220.800 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Staff
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Poetry Workshop
AS.220.626 (01)

Discussion and critique of poetry manuscripts by students enrolled in the MFA program. Some assignments possible.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: F 2:00PM - 5:00PM
  • Instructor: Arthur, James P
  • Room: Gilman 138D
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 19/20

Fiction Workshop
AS.220.624 (01)

Discussion and critique of fiction manuscripts by students enrolled in the MFA program. Some assignments possible.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: W 2:00PM - 5:00PM
  • Instructor: Noel, Katharine
  • Room: Gilman 138D
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 16/20

Readings in Poetry: Sonnet and Sequence
AS.220.608 (01)

This course will use the sonnet form as a through line to consider both aesthetic shifts and the enduring lyric impulse across centuries of poetry in English, with a particular focus on how contemporary poets are working with the form through individual poems, sequences, and book-length works. Coursework will include reading, critical writing and presentation, discussion, and completion of an original lyric sequence.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 2:00PM - 5:00PM
  • Instructor: Malech, Dora Rachel
  • Room: Gilman 138D
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 19/20

Thesis
AS.220.802 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Staff
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room Info
AS.220.609 (01)Readings in Fiction: The Novelist as PoetT 2:00PM - 5:00PMLeithauser, BradGilman 138D
AS.220.437 (01)Creating the Poetry ChapbookT 1:30PM - 4:00PMMalech, Dora RachelSmokler Center 301
AS.220.800 (01)Independent StudyStaff 
AS.220.626 (01)Poetry WorkshopF 2:00PM - 5:00PMArthur, James PGilman 138D
AS.220.624 (01)Fiction WorkshopW 2:00PM - 5:00PMNoel, KatharineGilman 138D
AS.220.608 (01)Readings in Poetry: Sonnet and SequenceTh 2:00PM - 5:00PMMalech, Dora RachelGilman 138D
AS.220.802 (01)ThesisStaff