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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Storytelling for Film and Fiction
AS.061.148 (01)

Through the analysis of narrative films, short fiction, myths, fairy tales, and ghost stories, and through the workshopping of their own creative writing, students will explore the art and science of "a good story well told." The course will offer an introduction to dramatic and visual storytelling, and is an essential primer for upper-level screenwriting. Lab fee $50.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 3:00PM - 5:30PM, M 7:30PM - 10:00PM Screenings
  • Instructor: Bucknell, Lucy
  • Room: Olin 305
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/9
  • PosTag(s): FILM-SCRWRT

Dante Visits the Afterlife: The Divine Comedy
AS.214.479 (02)

Dante’s Divina commedia is the greatest long poem of the Middle Ages; some say the greatest poem of all time. We will study the Commedia critically to find: (1) What it reveals about the worldview of late-medieval Europe; (2) how it works as poetry; (3) its relation to the intellectual cultures of pagan antiquity and Latin (Catholic) Christianity; (4) its presentation of political and social issues; (5) its influence on intellectual history, in Italy and elsewhere; (6) the challenges it presents to modern readers and translators; (7) what it reveals about Dante’s understanding of cosmology, world history and culture. We will read and discuss the Commedia in English, but students will be expected to familiarize themselves with key Italian terms and concepts. Students taking section 02 (for 4 credits) will spend an additional hour working in Italian at a time to be mutually decided upon by students and professor.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM, Th 11:00AM - 11:59AM
  • Instructor: Stephens, Walter E
  • Room: Hodson 216
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/6
  • PosTag(s): ENGL-PR1800

Dante Visits the Afterlife: The Divine Comedy
AS.214.479 (01)

Dante’s Divina commedia is the greatest long poem of the Middle Ages; some say the greatest poem of all time. We will study the Commedia critically to find: (1) What it reveals about the worldview of late-medieval Europe; (2) how it works as poetry; (3) its relation to the intellectual cultures of pagan antiquity and Latin (Catholic) Christianity; (4) its presentation of political and social issues; (5) its influence on intellectual history, in Italy and elsewhere; (6) the challenges it presents to modern readers and translators; (7) what it reveals about Dante’s understanding of cosmology, world history and culture. We will read and discuss the Commedia in English, but students will be expected to familiarize themselves with key Italian terms and concepts. Students taking section 02 (for 4 credits) will spend an additional hour working in Italian at a time to be mutually decided upon by students and professor.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Stephens, Walter E
  • Room: Hodson 216
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/13
  • PosTag(s): ENGL-PR1800

Contemporary Israeli Poetry
AS.216.300 (01)

This course examines the works of major Israeli poets such as Yehuda Amichai, Nathan Zach, Dalia Rabikovitch, Erez Biton, Roni Somek, Dan Pagis, Yona Wollach, Yair Horwitz, Maya Bejerano, and Yitzhak Laor. Against the background of the poetry of these famous poets we will study recent developments and trends in Israeli poetry, including less known figures such as Mois Benarroch, Shva Salhoov and Almog Behar. Through close reading of the poems, the course will trace the unique style and aesthetic of each poet, and will aim at presenting a wide picture of contemporary Hebrew poetry.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Stahl, Neta
  • Room: Gilman 313
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Fiction/Poetry Writing I
AS.220.105 (01)

An introduction to basic strategies in the writing of poetry and fiction, with readings by Joyce, Woolf, Baldwin, Munro, Garcia Marquez, Donne, Bishop, Yeats, Komunyakaa, Tretheway, and others. Students will learn the elements of the short story and try their hand at a variety of forms: realist, fantastical, experimental. They’ll also study the basic poetic forms and meters, from the ballad to the sonnet, iambic pentameter to free verse. Students will compose short stories and poems and workshop them in class. 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: Krieger 304
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Fiction/Poetry Writing I
AS.220.105 (02)

An introduction to basic strategies in the writing of poetry and fiction, with readings by Joyce, Woolf, Baldwin, Munro, Garcia Marquez, Donne, Bishop, Yeats, Komunyakaa, Tretheway, and others. Students will learn the elements of the short story and try their hand at a variety of forms: realist, fantastical, experimental. They’ll also study the basic poetic forms and meters, from the ballad to the sonnet, iambic pentameter to free verse. Students will compose short stories and poems and workshop them in class. 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: Dries, Emma D
  • Room: Mattin Center 162
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/15
  • 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. Students will be required to purchase a license for Final Draft screenwriting software for $99.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: F 3:00PM - 5:50PM
  • Instructor: Rodgers, Adam F
  • Room: The Centre 206
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/11
  • PosTag(s): FILM-SCRWRT

Fiction/Poetry Writing I
AS.220.105 (03)

An introduction to basic strategies in the writing of poetry and fiction, with readings by Joyce, Woolf, Baldwin, Munro, Garcia Marquez, Donne, Bishop, Yeats, Komunyakaa, Tretheway, and others. Students will learn the elements of the short story and try their hand at a variety of forms: realist, fantastical, experimental. They’ll also study the basic poetic forms and meters, from the ballad to the sonnet, iambic pentameter to free verse. Students will compose short stories and poems and workshop them in class. 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: Ullmann, Stephanie M
  • Room: Hodson 305
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Fiction/Poetry Writing I
AS.220.105 (04)

An introduction to basic strategies in the writing of poetry and fiction, with readings by Joyce, Woolf, Baldwin, Munro, Garcia Marquez, Donne, Bishop, Yeats, Komunyakaa, Tretheway, and others. Students will learn the elements of the short story and try their hand at a variety of forms: realist, fantastical, experimental. They’ll also study the basic poetic forms and meters, from the ballad to the sonnet, iambic pentameter to free verse. Students will compose short stories and poems and workshop them in class. 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: Fallis, Lewis B
  • Room: Bloomberg 276
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Fiction/Poetry Writing I
AS.220.105 (05)

An introduction to basic strategies in the writing of poetry and fiction, with readings by Joyce, Woolf, Baldwin, Munro, Garcia Marquez, Donne, Bishop, Yeats, Komunyakaa, Tretheway, and others. Students will learn the elements of the short story and try their hand at a variety of forms: realist, fantastical, experimental. They’ll also study the basic poetic forms and meters, from the ballad to the sonnet, iambic pentameter to free verse. Students will compose short stories and poems and workshop them in class. 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: Starr, Marlo
  • Room: Smokler Center Library
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Fiction/Poetry Writing I
AS.220.105 (06)

An introduction to basic strategies in the writing of poetry and fiction, with readings by Joyce, Woolf, Baldwin, Munro, Garcia Marquez, Donne, Bishop, Yeats, Komunyakaa, Tretheway, and others. Students will learn the elements of the short story and try their hand at a variety of forms: realist, fantastical, experimental. They’ll also study the basic poetic forms and meters, from the ballad to the sonnet, iambic pentameter to free verse. Students will compose short stories and poems and workshop them in class. 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: Huff, Sawyer Polk
  • Room: Smokler Center 301
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Fiction/Poetry Writing I
AS.220.105 (16)

An introduction to basic strategies in the writing of poetry and fiction, with readings by Joyce, Woolf, Baldwin, Munro, Garcia Marquez, Donne, Bishop, Yeats, Komunyakaa, Tretheway, and others. Students will learn the elements of the short story and try their hand at a variety of forms: realist, fantastical, experimental. They’ll also study the basic poetic forms and meters, from the ballad to the sonnet, iambic pentameter to free verse. Students will compose short stories and poems and workshop them in class. 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: Gilman 400
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Fiction/Poetry Writing I
AS.220.105 (07)

An introduction to basic strategies in the writing of poetry and fiction, with readings by Joyce, Woolf, Baldwin, Munro, Garcia Marquez, Donne, Bishop, Yeats, Komunyakaa, Tretheway, and others. Students will learn the elements of the short story and try their hand at a variety of forms: realist, fantastical, experimental. They’ll also study the basic poetic forms and meters, from the ballad to the sonnet, iambic pentameter to free verse. Students will compose short stories and poems and workshop them in class. 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: Baez, Elias
  • Room: Mattin Center 161
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Fiction/Poetry Writing I
AS.220.105 (13)

An introduction to basic strategies in the writing of poetry and fiction, with readings by Joyce, Woolf, Baldwin, Munro, Garcia Marquez, Donne, Bishop, Yeats, Komunyakaa, Tretheway, and others. Students will learn the elements of the short story and try their hand at a variety of forms: realist, fantastical, experimental. They’ll also study the basic poetic forms and meters, from the ballad to the sonnet, iambic pentameter to free verse. Students will compose short stories and poems and workshop them in class. 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: Atherton, Chase E.
  • Room: Gilman 75
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Fiction/Poetry Writing I
AS.220.105 (12)

An introduction to basic strategies in the writing of poetry and fiction, with readings by Joyce, Woolf, Baldwin, Munro, Garcia Marquez, Donne, Bishop, Yeats, Komunyakaa, Tretheway, and others. Students will learn the elements of the short story and try their hand at a variety of forms: realist, fantastical, experimental. They’ll also study the basic poetic forms and meters, from the ballad to the sonnet, iambic pentameter to free verse. Students will compose short stories and poems and workshop them in class. 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: Crigger, Catherine H
  • Room: Gilman 377
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Fiction/Poetry Writing I
AS.220.105 (14)

An introduction to basic strategies in the writing of poetry and fiction, with readings by Joyce, Woolf, Baldwin, Munro, Garcia Marquez, Donne, Bishop, Yeats, Komunyakaa, Tretheway, and others. Students will learn the elements of the short story and try their hand at a variety of forms: realist, fantastical, experimental. They’ll also study the basic poetic forms and meters, from the ballad to the sonnet, iambic pentameter to free verse. Students will compose short stories and poems and workshop them in class. 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: Danklin, Deirdre M
  • Room: Bloomberg 178
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Fiction/Poetry Writing I
AS.220.105 (15)

An introduction to basic strategies in the writing of poetry and fiction, with readings by Joyce, Woolf, Baldwin, Munro, Garcia Marquez, Donne, Bishop, Yeats, Komunyakaa, Tretheway, and others. Students will learn the elements of the short story and try their hand at a variety of forms: realist, fantastical, experimental. They’ll also study the basic poetic forms and meters, from the ballad to the sonnet, iambic pentameter to free verse. Students will compose short stories and poems and workshop them in class. 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: Rentz, Aleyna S
  • Room: Gilman 219
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Fiction/Poetry Writing I
AS.220.105 (08)

An introduction to basic strategies in the writing of poetry and fiction, with readings by Joyce, Woolf, Baldwin, Munro, Garcia Marquez, Donne, Bishop, Yeats, Komunyakaa, Tretheway, and others. Students will learn the elements of the short story and try their hand at a variety of forms: realist, fantastical, experimental. They’ll also study the basic poetic forms and meters, from the ballad to the sonnet, iambic pentameter to free verse. Students will compose short stories and poems and workshop them in class. 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: Atherton, Chase E.
  • Room: Gilman 75
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Fiction/Poetry Writing I
AS.220.105 (17)

An introduction to basic strategies in the writing of poetry and fiction, with readings by Joyce, Woolf, Baldwin, Munro, Garcia Marquez, Donne, Bishop, Yeats, Komunyakaa, Tretheway, and others. Students will learn the elements of the short story and try their hand at a variety of forms: realist, fantastical, experimental. They’ll also study the basic poetic forms and meters, from the ballad to the sonnet, iambic pentameter to free verse. Students will compose short stories and poems and workshop them in class. 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: Nguyen, Nancy
  • Room: Greenhouse 113
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Fiction/Poetry Writing I
AS.220.105 (19)

An introduction to basic strategies in the writing of poetry and fiction, with readings by Joyce, Woolf, Baldwin, Munro, Garcia Marquez, Donne, Bishop, Yeats, Komunyakaa, Tretheway, and others. Students will learn the elements of the short story and try their hand at a variety of forms: realist, fantastical, experimental. They’ll also study the basic poetic forms and meters, from the ballad to the sonnet, iambic pentameter to free verse. Students will compose short stories and poems and workshop them in class. 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: Rentz, Aleyna S
  • Room: Gilman 219
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Fiction/Poetry Writing II
AS.220.106 (01)

The second half of IFP, this course delves deeper into the finer points of fiction writing, including tone, description, and point of view; students will also enrich their knowledge of poetic forms and devices, such as figurative language, verse rhythm, and the poetic line. Readings include work by Paley, Mahfouz, Calvino, Lessing, Richard Wright, Plath, Rich, Auden, Li-Young Lee, and others. Students will write and workshop their own stories and poems, and complete a final portfolio. 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: Cheney, Samuel D
  • Room: Gilman 413
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Introduction to 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: Maryland 202
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/15
  • PosTag(s): WRIT-FICT

Fiction/Poetry Writing I
AS.220.105 (18)

An introduction to basic strategies in the writing of poetry and fiction, with readings by Joyce, Woolf, Baldwin, Munro, Garcia Marquez, Donne, Bishop, Yeats, Komunyakaa, Tretheway, and others. Students will learn the elements of the short story and try their hand at a variety of forms: realist, fantastical, experimental. They’ll also study the basic poetic forms and meters, from the ballad to the sonnet, iambic pentameter to free verse. Students will compose short stories and poems and workshop them in class. 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: Crigger, Catherine H
  • Room: Gilman 377
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/15
  • 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: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/17
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Fiction/Poetry Writing I
AS.220.105 (09)

An introduction to basic strategies in the writing of poetry and fiction, with readings by Joyce, Woolf, Baldwin, Munro, Garcia Marquez, Donne, Bishop, Yeats, Komunyakaa, Tretheway, and others. Students will learn the elements of the short story and try their hand at a variety of forms: realist, fantastical, experimental. They’ll also study the basic poetic forms and meters, from the ballad to the sonnet, iambic pentameter to free verse. Students will compose short stories and poems and workshop them in class. 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: Danklin, Deirdre M
  • Room: Bloomberg 178
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Introduction to Fiction: Fiction Past, Fiction Present, Fiction Future
AS.220.200 (02)

This course will prepare you for upper level fiction courses by asking you to think about structural choices, characterization, thematic questions, and use of language, in your own work and in the assigned reading. During the semester, students will turn in two short writing exercises and one 10-15 page short story for workshop discussion. Students will complete an additional 5-10 page story for the final portfolio. The course reading invites you to think about writing as participating in a long conversation across time. Each week, we will read and discuss one story by a writer who is by now considered canonical or influential, and one published story from the last few years. We will think about the ways that writers engage, respond to, adapt, or even argue with the canon that informs their work. These discussions will prepare us to talk about the capacity of the story form, our individual aesthetic preferences, and your aspirations for your own creative work.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 3:00PM - 5:20PM
  • Instructor: Evans, Danielle V
  • Room: Bloomberg 278
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/15
  • PosTag(s): WRIT-FICT

Introduction to Fiction: Character and Consequence
AS.220.200 (03)

Character and plot are inextricably bound in fiction: events reveal character at the same time that character affects the story’s events. In this workshop-intensive class, we’ll look at how how elements such as dialogue, point of view, and action work together to create complex characters. Over the course of the semester, students will write and workshop two stories, as well as turning in a revision. We’ll study character in a range of published fiction: minimalist and maximalist, realistic and speculative, classic and contemporary. This class builds on the foundation of IFP I and II and will prepare students for work in upper-level fiction classes.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Noel, Katharine
  • Room: Gilman 79
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/15
  • PosTag(s): WRIT-FICT

Fiction/Poetry Writing I
AS.220.105 (11)

An introduction to basic strategies in the writing of poetry and fiction, with readings by Joyce, Woolf, Baldwin, Munro, Garcia Marquez, Donne, Bishop, Yeats, Komunyakaa, Tretheway, and others. Students will learn the elements of the short story and try their hand at a variety of forms: realist, fantastical, experimental. They’ll also study the basic poetic forms and meters, from the ballad to the sonnet, iambic pentameter to free verse. Students will compose short stories and poems and workshop them in class. 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: Nguyen, Nancy
  • Room: Greenhouse 113
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Fiction/Poetry Writing II
AS.220.106 (02)

The second half of IFP, this course delves deeper into the finer points of fiction writing, including tone, description, and point of view; students will also enrich their knowledge of poetic forms and devices, such as figurative language, verse rhythm, and the poetic line. Readings include work by Paley, Mahfouz, Calvino, Lessing, Richard Wright, Plath, Rich, Auden, Li-Young Lee, and others. Students will write and workshop their own stories and poems, and complete a final portfolio. 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: Cheney, Samuel D
  • Room: Gilman 413
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Reading Contemporary Korean Fiction in Translation
AS.220.230 (01)

This course examines a range of contemporary Korean fiction produced since political liberalization of Korea in the 1990s. Students will see the many different ways in which individual selves relate to the world, question the value systems of a globalized society, and celebrate the instinct to survive and thrive. While exploring these things, students will develop their analytical skills and identify the central components of new Korean narratives.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Kim, Kyeong-soo
  • Room: Krieger 308
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/15
  • PosTag(s): WRIT-FICT

Introduction to Poetry: Song and Image
AS.220.201 (02)

What is poetry? There’s no one answer, but it began with song and ritual, and it makes its “argument” by means of imagery. Students will read song lyrics and write their own, and think about distinctions between oral and written poetry. Our focus on the ear will lead to the eye: the role of imagery in making a reader “see.” Readings may include Wordsworth, Keats, Owen, Moore, Bishop, Walcott, Heaney, Tracy K. Smith, as well as blues, jazz, and Broadway lyrics.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Salter, Mary Jo
  • Room: Gilman 79
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/15
  • PosTag(s): WRIT-POET

Intermediate Fiction and Poetry: Poet-Novelists
AS.220.332 (01)

We will look at writers in English who excelled at both fiction and poetry. We will ask: How does a talent in one genre show itself in another? Novels will include: Thomas Hardy’s Return of the Native, Sylvia Townsend Warner’s Lolly Willowes, Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita, John Updike’s, Rabbit, Run. Other writers who may be included: Rudyard Kipling, D. H. Lawrence, Malcolm Lowry, Richard Wright, Muriel Spark.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 3:00PM - 5:20PM
  • Instructor: Leithauser, Brad
  • Room: Bloomberg 276
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/15
  • PosTag(s): WRIT-POET, WRIT-FICT

Introduction to Poetry: How Does A Poem Mean?
AS.220.201 (01)

"For what does the poem mean? is too often a self-destroying approach to poetry. A more useful way of asking the question is How does a poem mean? Why does it build itself into a form out of images, ideas, rhythms? How do these elements become the meaning?" --John Ciardi In this course, we will explore the myriad ways poets create and complicate meaning using the tools of (for our sake) the English language. We will consider how poetry can convince and/or delight the reader through form, rhyme, meter, metaphor, etc., and how poems sometimes arrive at multiple meanings through play in the language. We will build on your knowledge of prosody from IFP I & II, learning to utilize it as generative rather than restricting. The course will focus primarily on workshop, with readings and assignments intended to develop your understanding of the different ways a poem can work.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: F 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Kemler, Kimberly R.
  • Room: Gilman 413
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/15
  • PosTag(s): WRIT-POET

Modernist Literature and Film
AS.220.221 (01)

This course explores the exchange of ideas and techniques between modernist literature and cinema in response to the social and technological changes of the twentieth century. Prominent figures include Charlie Chaplin, Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, Virginia Woolf, Franz Kafka, Sergei Eisenstein, Jean Epstein, John Dos Passos, Zora Neale Hurston, Paul Strand, and Gertrude Stein. Participants will write weekly assignments on films and readings from a critical perspective.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: F 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Stine, Kyle J.
  • Room: Gilman 134
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Intermediate Fiction: Fictional Frames
AS.220.398 (01)

In this course, we'll focus on writing and workshopping student fiction while reading contemporary parallel texts representing a variety of styles, subgenres, and forms. We'll look at exceptionally short works, stories of intermediate lengths, and longer, novella-length works in an effort to understand what kinds of stories lend themselves to particular lengths and styles. How do you know whether your story should be a work of flash fiction or a novel? What kinds of stories can you tell in each form? We'll read work by Lydia Davis, Kirstin Valdez Quade, Jenny Zhang, Bret Anthony Johnston, Paul Yoon, Lauren Groff, Bryan Washington, and more.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Brown, Nathanael A
  • Room: Krieger 308
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/15
  • PosTag(s): WRIT-FICT

Advanced Fiction Workshop
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: W 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Leithauser, Brad
  • Room: Maryland 104
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/15
  • PosTag(s): WRIT-FICT

Readings in Poetry: International Voices
AS.220.443 (01)

International voices will combine the workshopping of poems by students with a study of contemporary poems written by black British writers and British writers in dialect, African-American writers, Caribbean writers, and Indian and South African poets who are writing in English. The study of broad themes and subjects will be combined with a particular appreciation of linguistic and acoustic matters - which means among other things that time will be spent listening to and evaluating recordings of the poets concerned. Writing Seminars Majors Only

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 3:00PM - 5:20PM
  • Instructor: Motion, Andrew P
  • Room: Greenhouse 113
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/15
  • PosTag(s): WRIT-POET

Readings in Fiction: The Novella
AS.220.427 (01)

A study of the novella as a literary form. Authors may include Melville, Turgenev, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Kafka, James, Wharton, Baldwin, Porter, Rulfo, Smiley, and others.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Puchner, Roderic P
  • Room: Mattin Center 162
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/15
  • PosTag(s): WRIT-FICT

Advanced Fiction Workshop
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: T 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: McGarry, Jean
  • Room: Bloomberg 178
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): WRIT-FICT

Community-Based Learning: Teaching Creative Writing in Baltimore Schools
AS.220.415 (01)

In this course, students will work alongside writing teachers from the non-profit organization Writers in Baltimore Schools (WBS) to lead creative writing workshops in local public middle schools. Students and WBS teachers will also meet as a group once a week to plan classes, discuss pedagogy, and share ideas. Students will write weekly responses to reading assignments, write reflections on the volunteer experience, and help to assemble a final project at their worksite. Upon completion of the class, students will have the opportunity to apply to become instructors with Writers in Baltimore Schools.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 4:00PM - 6:20PM
  • Instructor: Noel, Katharine
  • Room: Maryland 217
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/12
  • PosTag(s): CSC-CE

Intermediate Poetry: Poetic Forms
AS.220.377 (01)

Poetic Forms I fulfills one of the Intermediate requirements for The Writing Seminars Major. It deals with rhyme, meter, traditional forms, and ad hoc forms of students' own making. Whether you are a poet, novelist, song writer, science writer, or dramatist, this course will help you master lines and sentences even better.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 3:00PM - 5:20PM
  • Instructor: Williamson, Greg W
  • Room: Bloomberg 168
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/15
  • PosTag(s): WRIT-POET

Advanced Poetry Workshop
AS.220.400 (01)

The capstone course in poetry writing. Consideration of various poetic models in discussion, some assigned writing, primarily workshop of student poems. Students will usually complete a “collection” of poems. (Formerly AS.220.396.)

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 3:00PM - 5:20PM
  • Instructor: Motion, Andrew P
  • Room: Gilman 400
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/15
  • PosTag(s): WRIT-POET

Intermediate Fiction: Plot and Narrative Structure
AS.220.333 (01)

This class is primarily a workshop. Students will write two 10-20 page short stories to present for discussion and critique. The craft focus of the class is plot and narrative structure. Through the assigned reading and a few short writing exercises, we will think about storytelling and the elements (character, conflict, desire, causality, consequence) that make a question a plot or narrative question, and how stories are shaped and structured by these questions. The course reading will begin with a variety of short stories. Later in the semester, we will discuss braided narratives and read novels by Virginia Woolf, Rebecca Makkai and Valeria Luiselli.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 3:00PM - 5:20PM
  • Instructor: Evans, Danielle V
  • Room: Gilman 132
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/15
  • PosTag(s): WRIT-FICT

Playwriting Strategies
AS.225.330 (01)

A seminar and workshop in playwriting with Dr. Joe Martin, playwright and dramaturge. Student writers, developing their plays, will learn how to open up to the creative process, “brainstorm,” refine their work, and shape it toward an act of artistic communication. Writer’s techniques, such as attending to plot or “story,” delineation of character, creating effective “dialog,” even overcoming “writer’s block,” will be addressed. This course is designed to be complementary to – not a replacement for – playwriting classes in the Writing Seminars.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 3:00PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: Martin, Joseph H
  • Room: Wyman Park 350
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/8
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.061.148 (01)Storytelling for Film and FictionT 3:00PM - 5:30PM, M 7:30PM - 10:00PM ScreeningsBucknell, LucyOlin 305FILM-SCRWRT
AS.214.479 (02)Dante Visits the Afterlife: The Divine ComedyTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM, Th 11:00AM - 11:59AMStephens, Walter EHodson 216ENGL-PR1800
AS.214.479 (01)Dante Visits the Afterlife: The Divine ComedyTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMStephens, Walter EHodson 216ENGL-PR1800
AS.216.300 (01)Contemporary Israeli PoetryTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMStahl, NetaGilman 313
AS.220.105 (01)Fiction/Poetry Writing IMWF 11:00AM - 11:50AMScalise, Gregory JohnKrieger 304
AS.220.105 (02)Fiction/Poetry Writing IMWF 11:00AM - 11:50AMDries, Emma DMattin Center 162
AS.061.205 (01)Introduction to ScreenwritingF 3:00PM - 5:50PMRodgers, Adam FThe Centre 206FILM-SCRWRT
AS.220.105 (03)Fiction/Poetry Writing IMWF 11:00AM - 11:50AMUllmann, Stephanie MHodson 305
AS.220.105 (04)Fiction/Poetry Writing IMWF 11:00AM - 11:50AMFallis, Lewis BBloomberg 276
AS.220.105 (05)Fiction/Poetry Writing IMWF 12:00PM - 12:50PMStarr, MarloSmokler Center Library
AS.220.105 (06)Fiction/Poetry Writing IMWF 12:00PM - 12:50PMHuff, Sawyer PolkSmokler Center 301
AS.220.105 (16)Fiction/Poetry Writing ITTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMKemler, Kimberly R.Gilman 400
AS.220.105 (07)Fiction/Poetry Writing IMWF 12:00PM - 12:50PMBaez, EliasMattin Center 161
AS.220.105 (13)Fiction/Poetry Writing ITTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMAtherton, Chase E.Gilman 75
AS.220.105 (12)Fiction/Poetry Writing ITTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMCrigger, Catherine HGilman 377
AS.220.105 (14)Fiction/Poetry Writing ITTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMDanklin, Deirdre MBloomberg 178
AS.220.105 (15)Fiction/Poetry Writing ITTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMRentz, Aleyna SGilman 219
AS.220.105 (08)Fiction/Poetry Writing ITTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMAtherton, Chase E.Gilman 75
AS.220.105 (17)Fiction/Poetry Writing ITTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMNguyen, NancyGreenhouse 113
AS.220.105 (19)Fiction/Poetry Writing ITTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMRentz, Aleyna SGilman 219
AS.220.106 (01)Fiction/Poetry Writing IITTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMCheney, Samuel DGilman 413
AS.220.200 (01)Introduction to Fiction: Conflict and Dramatic TensionM 1:30PM - 4:00PMRobinson, Shannon LMaryland 202WRIT-FICT
AS.220.105 (18)Fiction/Poetry Writing ITTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMCrigger, Catherine HGilman 377
AS.220.108 (01)Introduction to Fiction & NonfictionT 6:00PM - 8:30PMCavanaugh-Simpson, JoanneGilman 138D
AS.220.105 (09)Fiction/Poetry Writing ITTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMDanklin, Deirdre MBloomberg 178
AS.220.200 (02)Introduction to Fiction: Fiction Past, Fiction Present, Fiction FutureTh 3:00PM - 5:20PMEvans, Danielle VBloomberg 278WRIT-FICT
AS.220.200 (03)Introduction to Fiction: Character and ConsequenceW 1:30PM - 4:00PMNoel, KatharineGilman 79WRIT-FICT
AS.220.105 (11)Fiction/Poetry Writing ITTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMNguyen, NancyGreenhouse 113
AS.220.106 (02)Fiction/Poetry Writing IITTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMCheney, Samuel DGilman 413
AS.220.230 (01)Reading Contemporary Korean Fiction in TranslationW 1:30PM - 4:00PMKim, Kyeong-sooKrieger 308WRIT-FICT
AS.220.201 (02)Introduction to Poetry: Song and ImageTh 1:30PM - 4:00PMSalter, Mary JoGilman 79WRIT-POET
AS.220.332 (01)Intermediate Fiction and Poetry: Poet-NovelistsT 3:00PM - 5:20PMLeithauser, BradBloomberg 276WRIT-POET, WRIT-FICT
AS.220.201 (01)Introduction to Poetry: How Does A Poem Mean?F 1:30PM - 4:00PMKemler, Kimberly R.Gilman 413WRIT-POET
AS.220.221 (01)Modernist Literature and FilmF 1:30PM - 4:00PMStine, Kyle J.Gilman 134
AS.220.398 (01)Intermediate Fiction: Fictional FramesTh 1:30PM - 4:00PMBrown, Nathanael AKrieger 308WRIT-FICT
AS.220.401 (02)Advanced Fiction WorkshopW 1:30PM - 4:00PMLeithauser, BradMaryland 104WRIT-FICT
AS.220.443 (01)Readings in Poetry: International VoicesT 3:00PM - 5:20PMMotion, Andrew PGreenhouse 113WRIT-POET
AS.220.427 (01)Readings in Fiction: The NovellaTh 1:30PM - 4:00PMPuchner, Roderic PMattin Center 162WRIT-FICT
AS.220.401 (01)Advanced Fiction WorkshopT 1:30PM - 4:00PMMcGarry, JeanBloomberg 178WRIT-FICT
AS.220.415 (01)Community-Based Learning: Teaching Creative Writing in Baltimore SchoolsM 4:00PM - 6:20PMNoel, KatharineMaryland 217CSC-CE
AS.220.377 (01)Intermediate Poetry: Poetic FormsW 3:00PM - 5:20PMWilliamson, Greg WBloomberg 168WRIT-POET
AS.220.400 (01)Advanced Poetry WorkshopM 3:00PM - 5:20PMMotion, Andrew PGilman 400WRIT-POET
AS.220.333 (01)Intermediate Fiction: Plot and Narrative StructureW 3:00PM - 5:20PMEvans, Danielle VGilman 132WRIT-FICT
AS.225.330 (01)Playwriting StrategiesW 3:00PM - 5:30PMMartin, Joseph HWyman Park 350

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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: 10/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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

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 (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 (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: 8/15
  • 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: Hackerman 320
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 1/15
  • 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: 2/15
  • 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: 8/15
  • 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: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/15
  • 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:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/15
  • 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: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • 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: 0/15
  • 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: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 1/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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: 11/15
  • 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: 7/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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: 4/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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

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 (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: 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: 5/15
  • 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: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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: Wolman MPR
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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: 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: 5/15
  • PosTag(s): WRIT-POET

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: Hodson 316
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/15
  • PosTag(s): WRIT-FICT

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: 0/11
  • 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: Wolman MPR
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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: 12/15
  • PosTag(s): WRIT-FICT

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: 9/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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: 9/15
  • 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: 5/15
  • 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: 10/15
  • PosTag(s): WRIT-POET

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

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: 9/15
  • PosTag(s): WRIT-FICT

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: 6/15
  • PosTag(s): WRIT-FICT

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: 6/15
  • PosTag(s): MSCH-HUM

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: 6/15
  • PosTag(s): WRIT-POET

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: 3/15
  • PosTag(s): WRIT-FICT

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
  • PosTag(s): WRIT-POET

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: 0/12
  • PosTag(s): CSC-CE

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: Bloomberg 278
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/15
  • PosTag(s): WRIT-FICT

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

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: 1/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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: 5/10
  • 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

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: 3/10
  • 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: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • 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

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

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

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

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.220.105 (03)Fiction/Poetry Writing IMWF 10:00AM - 10:50AMLeary, Samuel JeffreyAmes 320
AS.061.373 (01)Intermediate ScreenwritingTh 3:30PM - 5:50PMRodgers, Adam FThe Centre 206FILM-SCRWRT
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 (05)Fiction/Poetry Writing IMWF 11:00AM - 11:50AMRobinson, Megan LShaffer 2
AS.220.105 (06)Fiction/Poetry Writing IMWF 11:00AM - 11:50AMChesley, Maya AngelaBloomberg 168
AS.220.105 (07)Fiction/Poetry Writing IMWF 12:00PM - 12:50PMDuffy, Daniel JosephHackerman 320
AS.220.105 (08)Fiction/Poetry Writing IMWF 12:00PM - 12:50PMKeleher, Kate LaurenCroft Hall G02
AS.220.105 (01)Fiction Poetry Writing IMWF 10:00AM - 10:50AMFetter, JourneyShriver Hall 104
AS.220.105 (02)Fiction/Poetry Writing IMWF 10:00AM - 10:50AMKessler, Brett CCroft Hall G02
AS.220.105 (09)Fiction/Poetry Writing ITTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMFallis, Lewis BCroft Hall B32
AS.220.105 (10)Fiction/Poetry Writing ITTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMDries, Emma D 
AS.220.105 (14)Fiction/Poetry Writing IMWF 11:00AM - 11:50AMScalise, Gregory JohnLatrobe 120
AS.220.105 (15)Fiction/Poetry Writing ITTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMCheney, Samuel DGilman 219
AS.220.105 (16)Fiction/Poetry Writing ITTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMKemler, Kimberly R.Wolman MPR
AS.220.105 (17)Fiction Poetry Writing ITTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMHuff, Sawyer Polk 
AS.220.106 (01)Fiction/Poetry Writing IIMWF 10:00AM - 10:50AMAtherton, Chase E.Levering Conf. A
AS.220.106 (03)Fiction/Poetry Writing IIMWF 11:00AM - 11:50AMAtherton, Chase E.Levering Conf. A
AS.220.106 (07)Fiction Poetry Writing IITTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMNguyen, NancyMattin Center 161
AS.220.105 (13)Fiction/Poetry Writing ITTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMKemler, Kimberly R.Wolman MPR
AS.220.105 (11)Fiction Poetry Writing ITTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMCheney, Samuel DGilman 219
AS.220.106 (08)Fiction/Poetry Writing IITTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMCrigger, Catherine HGilman 413
AS.220.106 (10)Fiction/Poetry Writing IITTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMCrigger, Catherine HGilman 413
AS.220.106 (06)Fiction/Poetry Writing IIMWF 12:00PM - 12:50PMStarr, MarloMattin Center 162
AS.220.106 (04)Fiction/Poetry Writing IIMWF 11:00AM - 11:50AMDanklin, Deirdre MWolman MPR
AS.220.105 (12)Fiction/Poetry Writing ITTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMBaez, EliasKrieger 180
AS.220.106 (12)Fiction/Poetry Writing IITTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMRentz, Aleyna SGilman 134
AS.220.201 (02)The Craft of Poetry: NarrativeTh 1:30PM - 4:00PMArthur, James PBloomberg 274WRIT-POET
AS.220.200 (02)The Craft of Fiction: Telling a Story, Writing a PlotT 1:30PM - 4:00PMBrown, Nathanael AHodson 316WRIT-FICT
AS.220.106 (05)Fiction/Poetry Writing IIMWF 11:00AM - 11:50AMUllmann, Stephanie MGilman 10
AS.220.106 (02)Fiction/Poetry Writing IIMWF 10:00AM - 10:50AMDanklin, Deirdre MWolman MPR
AS.220.200 (01)The Craft of Fiction: Conflict and Dramatic TensionM 1:30PM - 4:00PMRobinson, Shannon LShaffer 304WRIT-FICT
AS.220.106 (11)Fiction/Poetry Writing IITTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMRentz, Aleyna SGilman 134
AS.220.106 (09)Fiction/Poetry Writing IITTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMNguyen, NancyMattin Center 161
AS.220.201 (01)The Craft of Poetry: Wit and DeliveryW 3:00PM - 5:30PMWilliamson, Greg WMaryland 109WRIT-POET
AS.220.212 (01)Line and Lineage: A Survey of Poetry WritingW 1:30PM - 4:00PMYezzi, David D WRIT-POET
AS.220.108 (01)Introduction to Fiction & NonfictionT 6:00PM - 8:30PMCavanaugh-Simpson, JoanneGilman 138D
AS.220.356 (01)Intermediate Fiction: A Story's BeginningsW 1:30PM - 4:00PMLeithauser, BradRemsen Hall 1WRIT-FICT
AS.220.401 (01)Advanced Fiction Workshop: Making It Happen: Action, Tension, and Conflict in FictionF 1:30PM - 4:00PMBrown, Nathanael AHodson 313WRIT-FICT
AS.220.317 (01)Writing about Science II: Feature Writing JournalismF 4:00PM - 6:30PMGrimm, DavidGilman 277MSCH-HUM
AS.220.403 (01)Readings In Poetry: Dramatic VerseM 3:00PM - 5:30PMSalter, Mary JoGilman 75WRIT-POET
AS.220.401 (02)Advanced Fiction Workshop: Taking RisksTh 1:30PM - 4:00PMPuchner, Roderic PKrieger 308WRIT-FICT
AS.220.437 (01)Creating the Poetry ChapbookT 1:30PM - 4:00PMMalech, Dora RachelSmokler Center 301WRIT-POET
AS.220.411 (01)Community-Based Learning: Nonfiction and Social EngagementM 4:00PM - 6:30PMNoel, KatharineMaryland 202CSC-CE
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, JeanBloomberg 278WRIT-FICT
AS.389.346 (01)Scribbling Women in the Literary ArchiveM 3:00PM - 5:30PMDean, GabrielleBLC Macksey
AS.225.318 (01)21st Century Female PlaywrightsT 6:00PM - 8:30PMDenithorne, MargaretMerrick 105
AS.220.456 (01)The Long WorkW 1:30PM - 4:00PMMcGarry, JeanGilman 79
AS.220.424 (01)Science as NarrativeT 1:30PM - 4:00PMPanek, RichardBloomberg 274
AS.225.324 (01)Adaptation for the StageW 3:00PM - 5:30PMMartin, Joseph HGilman 77
AS.220.378 (01)Contemporary Poetic FormsTh 3:00PM - 5:30PMWilliamson, Greg WGilman 132WRIT-POET
AS.220.400 (01)Advanced Poetry Workshop: Ambiguity and ClarityT 3:00PM - 5:30PMSalter, Mary JoShriver Hall 001WRIT-POET
AS.363.445 (01)Reading Judith Shakespeare: Women and Gender in Elizabethan EnglandW 1:30PM - 4:00PMPatton, ElizabethShaffer 304ENGL-PR1800
AS.220.220 (01)Reading Korean Literature in Translation: A SurveyTh 1:30PM - 4:00PMKim, Kyeong-sooRemsen Hall 1WRIT-FICT
AS.220.311 (01)Intermediate Fiction: Point of ViewF 1:30PM - 4:00PMPuchner, Roderic PGilman 381WRIT-FICT