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.

Fiction Workshop
AS.220.623 (01)

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

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: W 2:00PM - 5:00PM
  • Instructor: Noel, Katharine
  • Room: Gilman 79
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/8
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Poetry Workshop: Divergencies: British and Irish Poetry from 1945 to the Present Day
AS.220.625 (01)

The classes will be divided into two parts. In the first we’ll look at significant British and Irish poets of the post-war period, paying particular attention to the ways in which an idea of ‘the centre’ has eroded, and given way to a markedly more diverse literary culture. In the second half, we’ll look at poems written by members of the class - two per session.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: M 2:00PM - 5:00PM
  • Instructor: Motion, Andrew P
  • Room: Gilman 79
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/8
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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
  • Room: Gilman 79
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/8
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Readings in Fiction: Point of View: Collage, Polyphony, Shapeshifting, and Omniscience
AS.220.664 (01)

Some of the most interesting moments in fiction are those when characters experience the same event or situation in profoundly different ways. In this course we will look at writing that explores those moments of intersection and collision and think about how point of view can work to achieve both strong characterization and an illuminating sense of larger context. We'll consider what makes a story where the narrative lens or voice can shift feel cohesive and intentional. The reading list will include work by Colson Whitehead, Theodore Dreiser, Virginia Woolf, Gwendolyn Brooks, E.L Doctorow, Mieko Kawakami, Caitlin Horrocks, Dawnie Walton, Zadie Smith, and Rebecca Makkai.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: F 2:00PM - 5:00PM
  • Instructor: Evans, Danielle V
  • Room: Gilman 79
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/8
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Readings in Poetry: Personal Anthologies
AS.220.665 (01)

Who are the poets who made us who we are? Over years of practice, poets become increasingly aware of their special debts to predecessors whose music compels them and whose themes seem both urgent and enduring. Readings will include some of the instructor's own touchstones, including Herbert, Milton, Dickinson, Auden, Larkin, Bishop, Walcott. Students will write poems inspired by certain models, and also present orally and in a final written project a personal anthology of poets who mean the most to them.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 2:00PM - 5:00PM
  • Instructor: Salter, Mary Jo
  • Room: Gilman 79
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/8
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.220.623 (01)Fiction WorkshopW 2:00PM - 5:00PMNoel, KatharineGilman 79
AS.220.625 (01)Poetry Workshop: Divergencies: British and Irish Poetry from 1945 to the Present DayM 2:00PM - 5:00PMMotion, Andrew PGilman 79
AS.220.646 (01)Readings in Pedagogy: Teaching Fiction and PoetryT 2:00PM - 5:00PMRobinson, Shannon LGilman 79
AS.220.664 (01)Readings in Fiction: Point of View: Collage, Polyphony, Shapeshifting, and OmniscienceF 2:00PM - 5:00PMEvans, Danielle VGilman 79
AS.220.665 (01)Readings in Poetry: Personal AnthologiesTh 2:00PM - 5:00PMSalter, Mary JoGilman 79