Claudia Ingram Discovering new writing strategies can be a peculiarly liberating experience. This may be the most important class you’ll take in college.
ENGLISH 110-01 TTH 2:30-3:50
Poetry HL, WA
Daniel Kiefer Hip-hop rhymes and hooks, Emily Dickinson’s hymn meter, contemporary free verse, Walt Whitman’s free-flowing lines, love sonnets by Shakespeare and sonnet-sonnets by William Wordsworth and John Keats, elegies, dramatic monologues, and more. Let’s explore the design of feeling in poems, how like instrumental musical compositions or abstract paintings they are, how expressive their metaphoric language can be. How does the intensity of utterance in a lyric poem give us a new experience of emotion?
You’ll have different kinds of writing to do: exercises in analyzing poetic form, short response papers, and longer essays. You’ll memorize some 15 or 20 lines of a favorite poem to recite to the class. Along the way you’ll discover how song captures the heart.
ENGLISH 120-01 MW 11:30-12:50
Priya Jha In this course, we will read the works of South Asian and South Asian American authors and cultural critics, but our focus will be on South Asian writers who live and work in the United States. The course will focus on the experiences the history of European imperialism as it is refracted through American social formations and the effects this history has had on South Asians in the United States. We will consider how these writers and a few filmmakers explore gender, class, religious, and other differences amongst South Asians in the U.S. In addition, we will examine the position of South Asian Americans in the U.S. in relation to other Asian American populations, to the black and white dichotomy of racial discourses, and to the global cultures of transnational capital including those of the homelands. We will focus on themes of identity, memory, alienation, assimilation, solidarity, and resistance.