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/.

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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 Writer's Bookshelf: Unsung Novels That Writers Love
AS.220.653 (01)

Which books do writers often foist on other writers, telling them "You have to read this"? In this course, we'll look at books that have yet to find much popular appeal, but which writers often speak about in reverential tones. Authors may include James Salter, Paula Fox, Dezso Kosztolanyi, J.L. Carr, Juan Rulfo, Tom Drury, Christina Stead, Evan S. Connell, Leonard Gardner, Joy Williams, and Penelope Fitzgerald.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 2:00PM - 5:00PM
  • Instructor: Puchner, Roderic P
  • Room: Gilman 138D
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/15

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: F 2:00PM - 5:00PM
  • Instructor: Evans, Danielle V
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/12

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: T 2:00PM - 5:00PM
  • Instructor: Robinson, Shannon L, Williamson, Greg W
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 20/20

Readings in Poetry: Poetry in Translation: From the Iliad to the Present Day
AS.220.662 (01)

The course will begin by looking at theories of translation, and thereafter spend half of each class looking at examples of poems in translation before moving on in the second half to look at poems by members of the group - translated poems where people have been able to write them, otherwise at original pieces. I’ll be providing texts for study each week.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: M 2:00PM - 5:00PM
  • Instructor: Motion, Andrew P
  • Room: Croft Hall G02
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 13/15

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 - 5:00PM
  • Instructor: Salter, Mary Jo
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/12

Independent Study
AS.220.800 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Staff
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/1

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room Info
AS.220.653 (01)Readings in Fiction: The Writer's Bookshelf: Unsung Novels That Writers LoveTh 2:00PM - 5:00PMPuchner, Roderic PGilman 138D
AS.220.623 (01)Fiction WorkshopF 2:00PM - 5:00PMEvans, Danielle V 
AS.220.646 (01)Readings in Pedagogy: Teaching Fiction and PoetryT 2:00PM - 5:00PMRobinson, Shannon L, Williamson, Greg W 
AS.220.662 (01)Readings in Poetry: Poetry in Translation: From the Iliad to the Present DayM 2:00PM - 5:00PMMotion, Andrew PCroft Hall G02
AS.220.625 (01)Poetry WorkshopW 2:00PM - 5:00PMSalter, Mary Jo 
AS.220.800 (01)Independent StudyStaff