Courses

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The courses listed below are provided by 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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Intermediate Screenwriting
AS.061.373 (01)

This course will explore strategy and process for developing a short screenplay from pre-existing literary or journalistic source material (short story, news/feature article, etc.). By exploring several “case studies” — feature films and the source material that inspired them — students will identify the practical strategies employed by professional screenwriters with the goal of employing such strategies with their own screenplay adaptations. Bulk of class will focus on designing, writing, and rewriting a 20-30 page screenplay, and sharing multiple drafts with the class (and with the professor one-on-one) for critique over the course of the semester. Each student should have 2-3 pieces of material under consideration for possible adaptation by the start of class. Discussions from time to time will also touch on the business of screenwriting. Students will be required to purchase a license for Final Draft screenwriting software for $99. Students are expected to have previously completed AS.061.205 or another lower level screenwriting class.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 3:30PM - 5:50PM
  • Instructor: Rodgers, Adam F
  • Room: The Centre 206
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 0/8
  • PosTag(s): FILM-SCRWRT

Fiction/Poetry Writing I
AS.220.105 (05)

A course in realist fiction and traditional verse, with readings in Eudora Welty, Vladimir Nabokov, Henry James, Robert Frost, Paul Fussell, John Gardner, Seamus Heane, and Gwendolyn Brooks. This first course for writers is a study of forms of short fiction and metered verse. Students compose short stories and poems; includes practice of critical attention to literary models and workshop of student writing. This course is a prerequisite for most upper level courses. This course is part one of the year-long Introduction to Fiction and Poetry, and must be taken before AS.220.106.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 11:00AM - 11:50AM
  • Instructor: Robinson, Megan L
  • Room: Shaffer 2
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Fiction Poetry Writing I
AS.220.105 (01)

A course in realist fiction and traditional verse, with readings in Eudora Welty, Vladimir Nabokov, Henry James, Robert Frost, Paul Fussell, John Gardner, Seamus Heane, and Gwendolyn Brooks. This first course for writers is a study of forms of short fiction and metered verse. Students compose short stories and poems; includes practice of critical attention to literary models and workshop of student writing. This course is a prerequisite for most upper level courses. This course is part one of the year-long Introduction to Fiction and Poetry, and must be taken before AS.220.106.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 10:00AM - 10:50AM
  • Instructor: Fetter, Journey
  • Room: Shriver Hall 104
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Introduction to Screenwriting
AS.061.205 (01)

In this course we will explore the basic principles of visual storytelling in narrative film as they apply to the design, creation, and revision of the screenplay. Specifically, we will focus on learning the craft of screenwriting — strategies, processes, and philosophies that writers can develop, practice, and rely upon as they progress through a series of screenwriting exercises and write three short screenplays, which will be critiqued in-class during weekly table reads and with the Instructor (one-on-one) during office hours. Select professional screenplays will be read and analyzed — and clips from select films viewed — to further explore what works well on the page, and how it translates to working well onscreen. Final Draft screenwriting software is required; a FREE 18-week trial will be made available for all students who don’t already have Final Draft.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: F 3:00PM - 5:50PM
  • Instructor: Rodgers, Adam F
  • Room: The Centre 206
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 0/12
  • PosTag(s): FILM-SCRWRT

Fiction Poetry Writing I
AS.220.105 (04)

A course in realist fiction and traditional verse, with readings in Eudora Welty, Vladimir Nabokov, Henry James, Robert Frost, Paul Fussell, John Gardner, Seamus Heane, and Gwendolyn Brooks. This first course for writers is a study of forms of short fiction and metered verse. Students compose short stories and poems; includes practice of critical attention to literary models and workshop of student writing. This course is a prerequisite for most upper level courses. This course is part one of the year-long Introduction to Fiction and Poetry, and must be taken before AS.220.106.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 11:00AM - 11:50AM
  • Instructor: Blansett, Nathan Michael
  • Room: Shaffer 300
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Fiction/Poetry Writing I
AS.220.105 (06)

A course in realist fiction and traditional verse, with readings in Eudora Welty, Vladimir Nabokov, Henry James, Robert Frost, Paul Fussell, John Gardner, Seamus Heane, and Gwendolyn Brooks. This first course for writers is a study of forms of short fiction and metered verse. Students compose short stories and poems; includes practice of critical attention to literary models and workshop of student writing. This course is a prerequisite for most upper level courses. This course is part one of the year-long Introduction to Fiction and Poetry, and must be taken before AS.220.106.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 11:00AM - 11:50AM
  • Instructor: Chesley, Maya Angela
  • Room: Bloomberg 168
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Fiction/Poetry Writing I
AS.220.105 (03)

A course in realist fiction and traditional verse, with readings in Eudora Welty, Vladimir Nabokov, Henry James, Robert Frost, Paul Fussell, John Gardner, Seamus Heane, and Gwendolyn Brooks. This first course for writers is a study of forms of short fiction and metered verse. Students compose short stories and poems; includes practice of critical attention to literary models and workshop of student writing. This course is a prerequisite for most upper level courses. This course is part one of the year-long Introduction to Fiction and Poetry, and must be taken before AS.220.106.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 10:00AM - 10:50AM
  • Instructor: Leary, Samuel Jeffrey
  • Room: Ames 320
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Fiction/Poetry Writing I
AS.220.105 (02)

A course in realist fiction and traditional verse, with readings in Eudora Welty, Vladimir Nabokov, Henry James, Robert Frost, Paul Fussell, John Gardner, Seamus Heane, and Gwendolyn Brooks. This first course for writers is a study of forms of short fiction and metered verse. Students compose short stories and poems; includes practice of critical attention to literary models and workshop of student writing. This course is a prerequisite for most upper level courses. This course is part one of the year-long Introduction to Fiction and Poetry, and must be taken before AS.220.106.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 10:00AM - 10:50AM
  • Instructor: Kessler, Brett C
  • Room: Croft Hall G02
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Fiction/Poetry Writing I
AS.220.105 (07)

A course in realist fiction and traditional verse, with readings in Eudora Welty, Vladimir Nabokov, Henry James, Robert Frost, Paul Fussell, John Gardner, Seamus Heane, and Gwendolyn Brooks. This first course for writers is a study of forms of short fiction and metered verse. Students compose short stories and poems; includes practice of critical attention to literary models and workshop of student writing. This course is a prerequisite for most upper level courses. This course is part one of the year-long Introduction to Fiction and Poetry, and must be taken before AS.220.106.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 12:00PM - 12:50PM
  • Instructor: Duffy, Daniel Joseph
  • Room: Gilman 313
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Intermediate Fiction: A Story's Beginnings
AS.220.356 (01)

Where does a story best begin? How does it successfully launch itself? We will look closely at a great many opening paragraphs and pages, analyzing the various strategies by which writers grab and hold a reader's interest. Most of the reading will be short fiction, drawn from various countries and languages.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Leithauser, Brad
  • Room: Remsen Hall 1
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/15
  • PosTag(s): WRIT-FICT

Fiction/Poetry Writing II
AS.220.106 (12)

The second half of IFP, a course in counter-traditional antirealist fiction and free verse (Emily Dickinson, Virginia Woolf, Elizabeth Bishop, Franz Kafka, Italo Calvino, and William Carlos Williams). This course is a prerequisite for most upper level courses.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Rentz, Aleyna S
  • Room: Gilman 134
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

The Craft of Poetry: Wit and Delivery
AS.220.201 (01)

In Wit and Delivery, we will look at historical and contemporary poetic models with a particular eye and ear toward what makes really memorable, trenchant lines. You will have eleven assignments with specific examples to work from that get more challenging as the semester progresses.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 3:00PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: Williamson, Greg W
  • Room: Maryland 109
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/15
  • PosTag(s): WRIT-POET

Fiction/Poetry Writing II
AS.220.106 (05)

The second half of IFP, a course in counter-traditional antirealist fiction and free verse (Emily Dickinson, Virginia Woolf, Elizabeth Bishop, Franz Kafka, Italo Calvino, and William Carlos Williams). This course is a prerequisite for most upper level courses.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 11:00AM - 11:50AM
  • Instructor: Ullmann, Stephanie M
  • Room: Gilman 10
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Fiction/Poetry Writing I
AS.220.105 (10)

A course in realist fiction and traditional verse, with readings in Eudora Welty, Vladimir Nabokov, Henry James, Robert Frost, Paul Fussell, John Gardner, Seamus Heane, and Gwendolyn Brooks. This first course for writers is a study of forms of short fiction and metered verse. Students compose short stories and poems; includes practice of critical attention to literary models and workshop of student writing. This course is a prerequisite for most upper level courses. This course is part one of the year-long Introduction to Fiction and Poetry, and must be taken before AS.220.106.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Dries, Emma D
  • Room: Gilman 79
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Fiction/Poetry Writing II
AS.220.106 (10)

The second half of IFP, a course in counter-traditional antirealist fiction and free verse (Emily Dickinson, Virginia Woolf, Elizabeth Bishop, Franz Kafka, Italo Calvino, and William Carlos Williams). This course is a prerequisite for most upper level courses.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Crigger, Catherine H
  • Room: Gilman 413
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Introduction to Fiction & Nonfiction
AS.220.108 (01)

A course in realist fiction and nonfiction, with readings by Eudora Welty, Vladimir Nabokov, Henry James; George Orwell, Beryl Markham and Truman Capote. Students compose short stories and essays with attention to literary models. AS.220.105 can be substituted for AS.220.108.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 6:00PM - 8:30PM
  • Instructor: Cavanaugh-Simpson, Joanne
  • Room: Gilman 138D
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/17
  • PosTag(s): n/a

21st Century Female Playwrights
AS.225.318 (01)

This is a writing intensive class exploring the current wealth of women playwrights, including Pulitzer Prize winners: Wendy Wasserstein, Paula Vogel, Lynn Nottage, and Jackie Sibblies Drury (2019 Prize for FAIRVIEW). We will discuss Script Analysis and read (and see) plays by numerous writers including Claire Barron, Kia Corthron, Theresa Rebeck, Sarah Ruhl, Danai Gurira, Caleen Sinnette Jennings, and Hansol Jung. This class will include a mid-term and a Final Paper.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 6:00PM - 8:30PM
  • Instructor: Denithorne, Margaret
  • Room: Merrick 105
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Readings In Poetry: Dramatic Verse
AS.220.403 (01)

Why and how do playwrights make their characters speak in verse? What can we learn about writing—and speaking—“naturally” but with artifice? Blank verse is the most important model we have in English dramatic poetry, but not the only one. Readings in this course will range from Shakespeare’s King Lear to modern verse plays by Caryll Churchill, Derek Walcott, and David Hirson. Students will write their own one-act verse play.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 3:00PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: Salter, Mary Jo
  • Room: Gilman 75
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/15
  • PosTag(s): WRIT-POET

The Long Work
AS.220.456 (01)

A course in the composition of a novella or short-story collection. Students will write and revise a thesis of 50 to 60 pages of fiction. Open to seniors by invitation.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: McGarry, Jean
  • Room: Gilman 79
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 4/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Fiction/Poetry Writing I
AS.220.105 (09)

A course in realist fiction and traditional verse, with readings in Eudora Welty, Vladimir Nabokov, Henry James, Robert Frost, Paul Fussell, John Gardner, Seamus Heane, and Gwendolyn Brooks. This first course for writers is a study of forms of short fiction and metered verse. Students compose short stories and poems; includes practice of critical attention to literary models and workshop of student writing. This course is a prerequisite for most upper level courses. This course is part one of the year-long Introduction to Fiction and Poetry, and must be taken before AS.220.106.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Fallis, Lewis B
  • Room: Croft Hall B32
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 1/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

The Craft of Fiction: Telling a Story, Writing a Plot
AS.220.200 (02)

We often talk about writing convincing, round characters in fiction, but how does a writer move that character to action, and how does that action play a role in the story's larger narrative arc? In this course, we'll look closely at the the differences between what we call a "story" and what we call a "plot" and examine some of the recent history of writing about conflict and plotting in fiction. Alongside stories and vignettes by writers including Rose Gowen, Laura van den Berg, Xuan Juliana Wang, Denis Johnson, Victor LaValle, and Sally Rooney, we'll look at essays and excerpts exploring questions of plot by E.M. Forster, Alexander Chee, Maud Casey, Matthew Salesses, and others. From Freytag and Todorov to the comparatively conflict-free Kishōtenketsu narratives of China, Japan, and Korea, this is a workshop in which we'll read a variety of work in an attempt to make things happen in our own short fiction.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Brown, Nathanael A
  • Room: Shaffer 3
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/15
  • PosTag(s): WRIT-FICT

Fiction/Poetry Writing I
AS.220.105 (08)

A course in realist fiction and traditional verse, with readings in Eudora Welty, Vladimir Nabokov, Henry James, Robert Frost, Paul Fussell, John Gardner, Seamus Heane, and Gwendolyn Brooks. This first course for writers is a study of forms of short fiction and metered verse. Students compose short stories and poems; includes practice of critical attention to literary models and workshop of student writing. This course is a prerequisite for most upper level courses. This course is part one of the year-long Introduction to Fiction and Poetry, and must be taken before AS.220.106.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 12:00PM - 12:50PM
  • Instructor: Keleher, Kate Lauren
  • Room: Croft Hall G02
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Fiction/Poetry Writing I
AS.220.105 (14)

A course in realist fiction and traditional verse, with readings in Eudora Welty, Vladimir Nabokov, Henry James, Robert Frost, Paul Fussell, John Gardner, Seamus Heane, and Gwendolyn Brooks. This first course for writers is a study of forms of short fiction and metered verse. Students compose short stories and poems; includes practice of critical attention to literary models and workshop of student writing. This course is a prerequisite for most upper level courses. This course is part one of the year-long Introduction to Fiction and Poetry, and must be taken before AS.220.106.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 11:00AM - 11:50AM
  • Instructor: Scalise, Gregory John
  • Room: Latrobe 120
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Fiction/Poetry Writing II
AS.220.106 (02)

The second half of IFP, a course in counter-traditional antirealist fiction and free verse (Emily Dickinson, Virginia Woolf, Elizabeth Bishop, Franz Kafka, Italo Calvino, and William Carlos Williams). This course is a prerequisite for most upper level courses.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 10:00AM - 10:50AM
  • Instructor: Danklin, Deirdre M
  • Room: Mattin Center 161
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Reading Korean Literature in Translation: A Survey
AS.220.220 (01)

An introduction for students unfamiliar with the Korean language but interested in Korean culture / literature. Students will read a variety of translated texts, especially of works written in the 20th and early 21st centuries by authors including Kim Tong-in, Hwang Sun-wŏn, Pak Wansŏ, Hwang Sŏk-yŏng and Han Kang; there will also be classes on traditional sijo poetry. Students will become familiar with Korean literary genres and formal features, and develop a broad understanding of the historical and sociocultural context of Korean literature.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Kim, Kyeong-soo
  • Room: Remsen Hall 1
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/15
  • PosTag(s): WRIT-FICT

Reading Judith Shakespeare: Women and Gender in Elizabethan England
AS.363.445 (01)

If Shakespeare had a sister who went to London to be a writer, what would she write? Virginia Woolf’s account of the thwarted career of Shakespeare’s hypothetical sister, Judith, in A Room of One’s Own frames our reading of plays and poetry by Shakespeare and contemporary women writers, including Isabella Whitney, Elizabeth Cary, Mary Sidney, Aemelia Lanyer, and Mary Wroth. Working within a selected historical context, students will create fictional biographies of “Judith Shakespeare,” including her perspective on our identified authors and a sample or description of Judith’s own literary accomplishments. Secondary course readings will reflect contemporary economic, political, and religious contexts.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Patton, Elizabeth
  • Room: Shaffer 304
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/12
  • PosTag(s): ENGL-PR1800

The Craft of Fiction: Conflict and Dramatic Tension
AS.220.200 (01)

Conflict is often referred to as the heart or the engine of a story: in this workshop-centered course, we will investigate conflict within short fiction, giving attention to all its related components, such as narrative structure, pacing, character development, and dialogue. Both in workshop and in our weekly discussions of assigned readings, we will always return to the question of how a story provokes readers’ sense of anticipation and keeps readers engaged. This course builds upon the material covered in the Introduction to Fiction and Poetry course sequence and will prepare students for further study at the Intermediate and Advanced levels. Course readings include a wide range of classic and contemporary writing.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Robinson, Shannon L
  • Room: Shaffer 304
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/15
  • PosTag(s): WRIT-FICT

Fiction/Poetry Writing II
AS.220.106 (09)

The second half of IFP, a course in counter-traditional antirealist fiction and free verse (Emily Dickinson, Virginia Woolf, Elizabeth Bishop, Franz Kafka, Italo Calvino, and William Carlos Williams). This course is a prerequisite for most upper level courses.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Nguyen, Nancy
  • Room: Mattin Center 161
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Fiction/Poetry Writing I
AS.220.105 (16)

A course in realist fiction and traditional verse, with readings in Eudora Welty, Vladimir Nabokov, Henry James, Robert Frost, Paul Fussell, John Gardner, Seamus Heane, and Gwendolyn Brooks. This first course for writers is a study of forms of short fiction and metered verse. Students compose short stories and poems; includes practice of critical attention to literary models and workshop of student writing. This course is a prerequisite for most upper level courses. This course is part one of the year-long Introduction to Fiction and Poetry, and must be taken before AS.220.106.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Kemler, Kimberly R.
  • Room: Wolman MPR
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Writing about Science II: Feature Writing Journalism
AS.220.317 (01)

This course is designed to teach students the skills of long-form narrative journalism, with a focus on covering science news. Skills taught will include how to compose scenes, create three-dimensional characters, create narrative tension, and conduct on-site reporting. Class speakers will include award-winning science journalists from New York to DC, who will share the secrets of their craft. The primary writing assignment will be a 3,000-word feature piece that is pitched, reported, and workshopped throughout the course of the class. "Writing About Science I" is recommended as a prerequisite for this course. If you have not taken this, please contact instructor (dgrimm5@jhu.edu) to enroll.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: F 4:00PM - 6:30PM
  • Instructor: Grimm, David
  • Room: Gilman 277
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 5/15
  • PosTag(s): MSCH-HUM

Fiction Poetry Writing I
AS.220.105 (17)

A course in realist fiction and traditional verse, with readings in Eudora Welty, Vladimir Nabokov, Henry James, Robert Frost, Paul Fussell, John Gardner, Seamus Heane, and Gwendolyn Brooks. This first course for writers is a study of forms of short fiction and metered verse. Students compose short stories and poems; includes practice of critical attention to literary models and workshop of student writing. This course is a prerequisite for most upper level courses. This course is part one of the year-long Introduction to Fiction and Poetry, and must be taken before AS.220.106.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Huff, Sawyer Polk
  • Room: Hodson 301
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/16
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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: Gilman 79
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 11/15
  • PosTag(s): WRIT-POET

Advanced Poetry Workshop: Ambiguity and Clarity
AS.220.400 (01)

W.H. Auden said that poetry might be defined as “the clear expression of mixed feelings.” Students in this course will read and write poems that, in the words of Robert Frost, attempt to offer “a momentary stay against confusion.” We’ll put a special emphasis on reconciling inspiration and revision.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 3:00PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: Salter, Mary Jo
  • Room: Shriver Hall 001
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): WRIT-POET

The Craft of Poetry: Narrative
AS.220.201 (02)

In this workshop course we’ll explore the many ways that a poet can organize narrative information when telling a story, investigating a philosophical idea, or even just describing a scene. Students will write every week. As a group we’ll discuss a variety of classical and contemporary poems, paying close attention to how each poem shapes and challenges readers’ expectations. Throughout the semester we’ll also talk about how to revise, and how to push your work in new, unanticipated directions.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Arthur, James P
  • Room: Bloomberg 274
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/15
  • PosTag(s): WRIT-POET

Fiction/Poetry Writing I
AS.220.105 (13)

A course in realist fiction and traditional verse, with readings in Eudora Welty, Vladimir Nabokov, Henry James, Robert Frost, Paul Fussell, John Gardner, Seamus Heane, and Gwendolyn Brooks. This first course for writers is a study of forms of short fiction and metered verse. Students compose short stories and poems; includes practice of critical attention to literary models and workshop of student writing. This course is a prerequisite for most upper level courses. This course is part one of the year-long Introduction to Fiction and Poetry, and must be taken before AS.220.106.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Kemler, Kimberly R.
  • Room: Wolman MPR
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Contemporary Poetic Forms
AS.220.378 (01)

In Contemporary Poetic Forms, we will look at exciting, mostly younger poets writing in a wide array of metrical forms. From Anthony Hecht to Erica Dawson, you will read a book a week and write eleven poems, and the assignments will be keyed but not beholden to those challenging authors.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 3:00PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: Williamson, Greg W
  • Room: Gilman 132
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/15
  • PosTag(s): WRIT-POET

Line and Lineage: A Survey of Poetry Writing
AS.220.212 (01)

In this lecture-based course, students will build their knowledge of the history of poetry writing in English through a chronological exploration of the poetic line. This course will serve as a foundation for future studies in the writing and reading of poetry.​

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Yezzi, David D
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/12
  • PosTag(s): WRIT-POET

Fiction/Poetry Writing II
AS.220.106 (01)

The second half of IFP, a course in counter-traditional antirealist fiction and free verse (Emily Dickinson, Virginia Woolf, Elizabeth Bishop, Franz Kafka, Italo Calvino, and William Carlos Williams). This course is a prerequisite for most upper level courses.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 10:00AM - 10:50AM
  • Instructor: Atherton, Chase E.
  • Room: Levering Conf. A
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Fiction/Poetry Writing I
AS.220.105 (15)

A course in realist fiction and traditional verse, with readings in Eudora Welty, Vladimir Nabokov, Henry James, Robert Frost, Paul Fussell, John Gardner, Seamus Heane, and Gwendolyn Brooks. This first course for writers is a study of forms of short fiction and metered verse. Students compose short stories and poems; includes practice of critical attention to literary models and workshop of student writing. This course is a prerequisite for most upper level courses. This course is part one of the year-long Introduction to Fiction and Poetry, and must be taken before AS.220.106.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Cheney, Samuel D
  • Room: Gilman 219
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 1/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Advanced Fiction Workshop: Taking Risks
AS.220.401 (02)

The capstone course in writing fiction, primarily devoted to workshop of student stories. Some assignments, some discussion of literary models, two or three completed student stories with revisions. Completion of Intermediate Fiction is required for admission. (Formerly AS.220.355)

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Puchner, Roderic P
  • Room: Krieger 308
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/15
  • PosTag(s): WRIT-FICT

Fiction Poetry Writing II
AS.220.106 (07)

The second half of IFP, a course in counter-traditional antirealist fiction and free verse (Emily Dickinson, Virginia Woolf, Elizabeth Bishop, Franz Kafka, Italo Calvino, and William Carlos Williams). This course is a prerequisite for most upper level courses.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Nguyen, Nancy
  • Room: Mattin Center 161
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Fiction/Poetry Writing II
AS.220.106 (06)

The second half of IFP, a course in counter-traditional antirealist fiction and free verse (Emily Dickinson, Virginia Woolf, Elizabeth Bishop, Franz Kafka, Italo Calvino, and William Carlos Williams). This course is a prerequisite for most upper level courses.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 12:00PM - 12:50PM
  • Instructor: Starr, Marlo
  • Room: Mattin Center 162
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 1/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Fiction Poetry Writing I
AS.220.105 (11)

A course in realist fiction and traditional verse, with readings in Eudora Welty, Vladimir Nabokov, Henry James, Robert Frost, Paul Fussell, John Gardner, Seamus Heane, and Gwendolyn Brooks. This first course for writers is a study of forms of short fiction and metered verse. Students compose short stories and poems; includes practice of critical attention to literary models and workshop of student writing. This course is a prerequisite for most upper level courses. This course is part one of the year-long Introduction to Fiction and Poetry, and must be taken before AS.220.106.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Cheney, Samuel D
  • Room: Gilman 219
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Fiction/Poetry Writing II
AS.220.106 (03)

The second half of IFP, a course in counter-traditional antirealist fiction and free verse (Emily Dickinson, Virginia Woolf, Elizabeth Bishop, Franz Kafka, Italo Calvino, and William Carlos Williams). This course is a prerequisite for most upper level courses.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 11:00AM - 11:50AM
  • Instructor: Atherton, Chase E.
  • Room: Levering Conf. A
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Readings in Fiction: Italian war-time and post-war fiction: Italo Calvino, Primo Levi, and Natalia Ginzburg
AS.220.406 (01)

We’ll read these three masterly fiction writers who found new ways to write about hard times.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: McGarry, Jean
  • Room: Gilman 79
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/15
  • PosTag(s): WRIT-FICT

Adaptation for the Stage
AS.225.324 (01)

For aspiring playwrights, dramaturgs, and literary translators, this course is a workshop opportunity in learning to adapt both dramatic and non-dramatic works into fresh versions for the stage. Students with ability in foreign languages and literatures are encouraged to explore translation of drama as well as adaptation of foreign language fiction in English. Fiction, classical dramas, folk and fairy tales, independent interviews, or versions of plays from foreign languages are covered.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 3:00PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: Martin, Joseph H
  • Room: Gilman 77
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Fiction/Poetry Writing II
AS.220.106 (11)

The second half of IFP, a course in counter-traditional antirealist fiction and free verse (Emily Dickinson, Virginia Woolf, Elizabeth Bishop, Franz Kafka, Italo Calvino, and William Carlos Williams). This course is a prerequisite for most upper level courses.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Rentz, Aleyna S
  • Room: Gilman 134
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Community-Based Learning: Nonfiction and Social Engagement
AS.220.411 (01)

In this Community-Based Learning course, students will read and write memoir and discuss issues of social concern with high-school age writers from Baltimore public schools in partnership with the organization Writers in Baltimore Schools Please note that this class is not a traditional workshop focusing on critique, but will instead explore how writing can build connection and foster conversation. Participation in some events outside of class time may be required.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 4:00PM - 6:30PM
  • Instructor: Noel, Katharine
  • Room: Maryland 202
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 2/12
  • PosTag(s): CSC-CE

Fiction/Poetry Writing I
AS.220.105 (12)

A course in realist fiction and traditional verse, with readings in Eudora Welty, Vladimir Nabokov, Henry James, Robert Frost, Paul Fussell, John Gardner, Seamus Heane, and Gwendolyn Brooks. This first course for writers is a study of forms of short fiction and metered verse. Students compose short stories and poems; includes practice of critical attention to literary models and workshop of student writing. This course is a prerequisite for most upper level courses. This course is part one of the year-long Introduction to Fiction and Poetry, and must be taken before AS.220.106.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Baez, Elias
  • Room: Krieger 180
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Intermediate Fiction: Point of View
AS.220.311 (01)

In this course, we will workshop student short stories, complete short writing exercises, and discuss published writing with an emphasis on the possibilities of point of view. We will explore the opportunities and challenges of writing in first, second, and third person, think about how narrative distance and tense complicate these choices, and connect narrative voice to story shape and structure.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: F 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Puchner, Roderic P
  • Room: Gilman 381
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): WRIT-FICT

Fiction/Poetry Writing II
AS.220.106 (04)

The second half of IFP, a course in counter-traditional antirealist fiction and free verse (Emily Dickinson, Virginia Woolf, Elizabeth Bishop, Franz Kafka, Italo Calvino, and William Carlos Williams). This course is a prerequisite for most upper level courses.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 11:00AM - 11:50AM
  • Instructor: Danklin, Deirdre M
  • Room: Mattin Center 161
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 1/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Scribbling Women in the Literary Archive
AS.389.346 (01)

Students examine select texts and archival materials related to Emily Dickinson, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Edith Wharton, Ida B. Wells, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Sui Sin Far, Alice Duer Miller, and Zora Neale Hurston. Students interrogate how these writers navigated the constraints of gender, as informed by race and class, in the decades before and after the 19th Amendment and consider literary collecting in relation to gendered cultural politics.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 3:00PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: Dean, Gabrielle
  • Room: BLC Macksey
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Science as Narrative
AS.220.424 (01)

Class reads the writings of scientists to explore what their words would have meant to them and their readers. Discussion will focus on the shifting scientific/cultural context throughout history. Authors include Aristotle, Copernicus, Galileo, Descartes, Newton, Darwin, Freud, Einstein, Heisenberg, Bohr, Crick and Watson.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Panek, Richard
  • Room: Bloomberg 274
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Fiction/Poetry Writing II
AS.220.106 (08)

The second half of IFP, a course in counter-traditional antirealist fiction and free verse (Emily Dickinson, Virginia Woolf, Elizabeth Bishop, Franz Kafka, Italo Calvino, and William Carlos Williams). This course is a prerequisite for most upper level courses.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Crigger, Catherine H
  • Room: Gilman 413
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Advanced Fiction Workshop: Making It Happen: Action, Tension, and Conflict in Fiction
AS.220.401 (01)

The capstone course in writing fiction, primarily devoted to workshop of student stories. Some assignments, some discussion of literary models, two or three completed student stories with revisions. Completion of Intermediate Fiction is required for admission. (Formerly AS.220.355)

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: F 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Brown, Nathanael A
  • Room: Hodson 313
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/15
  • PosTag(s): WRIT-FICT

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.061.373 (01)Intermediate ScreenwritingTh 3:30PM - 5:50PMRodgers, Adam FThe Centre 206FILM-SCRWRT
AS.220.105 (05)Fiction/Poetry Writing IMWF 11:00AM - 11:50AMRobinson, Megan LShaffer 2
AS.220.105 (01)Fiction Poetry Writing IMWF 10:00AM - 10:50AMFetter, JourneyShriver Hall 104
AS.061.205 (01)Introduction to ScreenwritingF 3:00PM - 5:50PMRodgers, Adam FThe Centre 206FILM-SCRWRT
AS.220.105 (04)Fiction Poetry Writing IMWF 11:00AM - 11:50AMBlansett, Nathan MichaelShaffer 300
AS.220.105 (06)Fiction/Poetry Writing IMWF 11:00AM - 11:50AMChesley, Maya AngelaBloomberg 168
AS.220.105 (03)Fiction/Poetry Writing IMWF 10:00AM - 10:50AMLeary, Samuel JeffreyAmes 320
AS.220.105 (02)Fiction/Poetry Writing IMWF 10:00AM - 10:50AMKessler, Brett CCroft Hall G02
AS.220.105 (07)Fiction/Poetry Writing IMWF 12:00PM - 12:50PMDuffy, Daniel JosephGilman 313
AS.220.356 (01)Intermediate Fiction: A Story's BeginningsW 1:30PM - 4:00PMLeithauser, BradRemsen Hall 1WRIT-FICT
AS.220.106 (12)Fiction/Poetry Writing IITTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMRentz, Aleyna SGilman 134
AS.220.201 (01)The Craft of Poetry: Wit and DeliveryW 3:00PM - 5:30PMWilliamson, Greg WMaryland 109WRIT-POET
AS.220.106 (05)Fiction/Poetry Writing IIMWF 11:00AM - 11:50AMUllmann, Stephanie MGilman 10
AS.220.105 (10)Fiction/Poetry Writing ITTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMDries, Emma DGilman 79
AS.220.106 (10)Fiction/Poetry Writing IITTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMCrigger, Catherine HGilman 413
AS.220.108 (01)Introduction to Fiction & NonfictionT 6:00PM - 8:30PMCavanaugh-Simpson, JoanneGilman 138D
AS.225.318 (01)21st Century Female PlaywrightsT 6:00PM - 8:30PMDenithorne, MargaretMerrick 105
AS.220.403 (01)Readings In Poetry: Dramatic VerseM 3:00PM - 5:30PMSalter, Mary JoGilman 75WRIT-POET
AS.220.456 (01)The Long WorkW 1:30PM - 4:00PMMcGarry, JeanGilman 79
AS.220.105 (09)Fiction/Poetry Writing ITTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMFallis, Lewis BCroft Hall B32
AS.220.200 (02)The Craft of Fiction: Telling a Story, Writing a PlotT 1:30PM - 4:00PMBrown, Nathanael AShaffer 3WRIT-FICT
AS.220.105 (08)Fiction/Poetry Writing IMWF 12:00PM - 12:50PMKeleher, Kate LaurenCroft Hall G02
AS.220.105 (14)Fiction/Poetry Writing IMWF 11:00AM - 11:50AMScalise, Gregory JohnLatrobe 120
AS.220.106 (02)Fiction/Poetry Writing IIMWF 10:00AM - 10:50AMDanklin, Deirdre MMattin Center 161
AS.220.220 (01)Reading Korean Literature in Translation: A SurveyTh 1:30PM - 4:00PMKim, Kyeong-sooRemsen Hall 1WRIT-FICT
AS.363.445 (01)Reading Judith Shakespeare: Women and Gender in Elizabethan EnglandW 1:30PM - 4:00PMPatton, ElizabethShaffer 304ENGL-PR1800
AS.220.200 (01)The Craft of Fiction: Conflict and Dramatic TensionM 1:30PM - 4:00PMRobinson, Shannon LShaffer 304WRIT-FICT
AS.220.106 (09)Fiction/Poetry Writing IITTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMNguyen, NancyMattin Center 161
AS.220.105 (16)Fiction/Poetry Writing ITTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMKemler, Kimberly R.Wolman MPR
AS.220.317 (01)Writing about Science II: Feature Writing JournalismF 4:00PM - 6:30PMGrimm, DavidGilman 277MSCH-HUM
AS.220.105 (17)Fiction Poetry Writing ITTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMHuff, Sawyer PolkHodson 301
AS.220.437 (01)Creating the Poetry ChapbookT 1:30PM - 4:00PMMalech, Dora RachelGilman 79WRIT-POET
AS.220.400 (01)Advanced Poetry Workshop: Ambiguity and ClarityT 3:00PM - 5:30PMSalter, Mary JoShriver Hall 001WRIT-POET
AS.220.201 (02)The Craft of Poetry: NarrativeTh 1:30PM - 4:00PMArthur, James PBloomberg 274WRIT-POET
AS.220.105 (13)Fiction/Poetry Writing ITTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMKemler, Kimberly R.Wolman MPR
AS.220.378 (01)Contemporary Poetic FormsTh 3:00PM - 5:30PMWilliamson, Greg WGilman 132WRIT-POET
AS.220.212 (01)Line and Lineage: A Survey of Poetry WritingW 1:30PM - 4:00PMYezzi, David D WRIT-POET
AS.220.106 (01)Fiction/Poetry Writing IIMWF 10:00AM - 10:50AMAtherton, Chase E.Levering Conf. A
AS.220.105 (15)Fiction/Poetry Writing ITTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMCheney, Samuel DGilman 219
AS.220.401 (02)Advanced Fiction Workshop: Taking RisksTh 1:30PM - 4:00PMPuchner, Roderic PKrieger 308WRIT-FICT
AS.220.106 (07)Fiction Poetry Writing IITTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMNguyen, NancyMattin Center 161
AS.220.106 (06)Fiction/Poetry Writing IIMWF 12:00PM - 12:50PMStarr, MarloMattin Center 162
AS.220.105 (11)Fiction Poetry Writing ITTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMCheney, Samuel DGilman 219
AS.220.106 (03)Fiction/Poetry Writing IIMWF 11:00AM - 11:50AMAtherton, Chase E.Levering Conf. A
AS.220.406 (01)Readings in Fiction: Italian war-time and post-war fiction: Italo Calvino, Primo Levi, and Natalia GinzburgM 1:30PM - 4:00PMMcGarry, JeanGilman 79WRIT-FICT
AS.225.324 (01)Adaptation for the StageW 3:00PM - 5:30PMMartin, Joseph HGilman 77
AS.220.106 (11)Fiction/Poetry Writing IITTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMRentz, Aleyna SGilman 134
AS.220.411 (01)Community-Based Learning: Nonfiction and Social EngagementM 4:00PM - 6:30PMNoel, KatharineMaryland 202CSC-CE
AS.220.105 (12)Fiction/Poetry Writing ITTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMBaez, EliasKrieger 180
AS.220.311 (01)Intermediate Fiction: Point of ViewF 1:30PM - 4:00PMPuchner, Roderic PGilman 381WRIT-FICT
AS.220.106 (04)Fiction/Poetry Writing IIMWF 11:00AM - 11:50AMDanklin, Deirdre MMattin Center 161
AS.389.346 (01)Scribbling Women in the Literary ArchiveM 3:00PM - 5:30PMDean, GabrielleBLC Macksey
AS.220.424 (01)Science as NarrativeT 1:30PM - 4:00PMPanek, RichardBloomberg 274
AS.220.106 (08)Fiction/Poetry Writing IITTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMCrigger, Catherine HGilman 413
AS.220.401 (01)Advanced Fiction Workshop: Making It Happen: Action, Tension, and Conflict in FictionF 1:30PM - 4:00PMBrown, Nathanael AHodson 313WRIT-FICT