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.

Readings in Fiction: Personal Touchstones
AS.220.604 (01)

The course explores the notion of one's own personal anthology--the books that mean the most to one over the decades, the books one keeps returning to. In addition to the assigned reading, each student will be asked to come up with a list of books (not read in this class) of great personal significance and to analyze in class the things one's personal touchstones have in common. Assigned readings will be drawn from two genres: the epic (Derek Walcott's Omeros, Halldor Laxness's Independent People) and the comic or light novel (Jane Austen's Persuasion, E. M. Forster's Room with a View, Laxness's The Fish Can Sing, Evelyn Waugh's A Handful of Dust, Muriel Spark's The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Kingsley Amis's Ending Up, Mark O'Donnell's Getting Over Homer).

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 2:00PM - 5:00PM
  • Instructor: Leithauser, Brad
  • Room: Gilman 138D  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/8
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Readings in Poetry: The Long Poem
AS.220.612 (01)

This course will be an artistic exploration of the long poem. Throughout the semester we’ll read a diverse range of work by both contemporary and non-contemporary writers, paying particular attention to the question of how a poem’s dramatic intensity or lyric charge can be maintained when a poet is writing at length. Instead of submitting individual poems to a weekly workshop, students in this class will submit successive drafts of a long poem, which they will continue developing over the course of the entire semester.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 2:00PM - 5:00PM
  • Instructor: Arthur, James P
  • Room: Gilman 138D  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/8
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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: Puchner, Roderic P (Eric)
  • Room: Gilman 138D  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/8
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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: M 2:00PM - 5:00PM
  • Instructor: Malech, Dora Rachel
  • Room: Gilman 138D  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/8
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.220.604 (01)Readings in Fiction: Personal TouchstonesT 2:00PM - 5:00PMLeithauser, BradGilman 138D
AS.220.612 (01)Readings in Poetry: The Long PoemTh 2:00PM - 5:00PMArthur, James PGilman 138D
AS.220.624 (01)Fiction WorkshopW 2:00PM - 5:00PMPuchner, Roderic P (Eric)Gilman 138D
AS.220.626 (01)Poetry WorkshopM 2:00PM - 5:00PMMalech, Dora RachelGilman 138D