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Durham   Liberal Arts :: English

ENGL 804 (01) - Advanced Nonfiction Writing

Advanced Nonfiction Writing

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   10  
CRN: 52494
This workshop embraces all forms of narrative nonfiction, including essays, memoir, literary journalism, and travel writing. Students write multiple pieces that serve as the heart of class discussion. In addition, the class discusses elements of craft and a myriad of selected readings that reflect the genre's range. May be repeated for credit with approval of the MFA director.
You must sign up in the Dept Office before registering through WEBCAT.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 24 credits.
Instructors: Jaed Coffin
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 R 9:40am - 12:30pm HS 332
Durham   Liberal Arts :: English

ENGL 805 (1SY) - Advanced Poetry Workshop

Advanced Poetry Workshop

Online Course Delivery Method: Scheduled meeting time, Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   10  
CRN: 51605
Workshop discussion of advanced writing problems and submitted poems. Individual conferences with instructor. Prereq: writing poetry or equivalent. Written permission of instructor required for registration. May be repeated for credit with the approval of the department chairperson.
You must sign up in the Dept Office before registering through WEBCAT.
Instructors: Mekeel McBride
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 M 2:10pm - 5:00pm ONLINE
Durham   Liberal Arts :: English

ENGL 807 (01) - Fiction: Form and Technique

Topic/Fiction:Form & Technique

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 51718
A writer's view of the forms, techniques, and theories of fiction. The novels, short stories, and works of criticism studied vary, depending on the instructor.
You must sign up in the Dept Office before registering through WEBCAT.
Instructors: Jaed Coffin
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 T 5:10pm - 8:00pm HS 201
Additional Course Details: 

AUTOFICTIONS 

This course will be devoted to the study of novels and stories that fall under the murky category of “autofiction.” Though exceedingly difficult to define, the genre of autofiction can be understood as a blend of memoir and fiction, in which the author assumes the role of themselves in a narrative, while simultaneously maintaining the rhetorical freedom to digress from any measure of conventional “truth.” Or, in more plain language: a novel that reads like a memoir, but the author/writer/narrator starts making stuff up that never happened.  

We’ll ask a lot of questions in this class: Why does autofiction, as a genre, exist? Why are some books sold as autofictions when they could very well be sold as memoir? Why do some authors create autofictional personas—with new names, but similar life experiences—rather than assume a position of total narrative transparency? How does autofiction differ from autobiographical fiction? How does it differ from autobiography?  

Our reading list will focus on contemporary autofiction by Sheila Heti, Ben Lerner, Rachel Cusk, and Karl Ove Knausgard, Ocean Vuong, Maggie Nelson, Sigrid Nunez, Jenny Zhang and others. We’ll also have a look at early forms of autofiction that predate the term’s coinage. Students should be prepared to read and write critically and also to experiment writing their own autofictions.  

Durham   Liberal Arts :: English

ENGL 808 (01) - Nonfiction: Form and Technique

Nonfiction: Form and Technique

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 52004
A writer's view of contemporary nonfiction, emphasizing the choices the writer faces in the process of research and writing.
Section Comments: Special Topic: Graphic Memoir
You must sign up in the Dept Office before registering through WEBCAT.
Instructors: Monica Chiu
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 T 9:40am - 12:30pm HS 332
Additional Course Details: 

Practice the craft of storytelling through graphic narrative, a medium combining text and image. As a course community, we will address how to read graphic narratives while we boldly try our own hand at creating a short graphic narrative or at least a storyboard for a longer one. Discussions and assignments will hone your storytelling skills as you examine the construction and formal elements of this medium. We will examine the creation of character; place; panel and page layout; the passage of time; lettering and font; tone; color; structure; and style—all as carefully crafted in visual images as they are in prose. Required texts will revolve around themes such as childhood and memory; trauma and survival; queerness; telling history; becoming ill; telling another’s story; race, ethnicity, & culture. Possible texts (so please don’t purchase them yet): Yang and Gurihiru’s Superman Smashes the Klan; Tamaki & Tamaki’s This One Summer; Ferris’s Monsters; Marchetto’s Cancer Vixen; Bui’s The Best We Could Do; Thompson’s Blankets; Johnson & Pleece’s Incognegro; Flowers’ Hot Comb; Lefevre’s The Photographer; Barry’s how-to books. Students will assemble a comic or portfolio at semester’s end, which will include a written portion discussing the elements used to create the final project.

Durham   Liberal Arts :: English

ENGL 809 (1SY) - Poetry: Form and Technique

Poetry: Form and Technique

Online Course Delivery Method: Scheduled meeting time, Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 54800
A writer's view of the problems, traditions, and structures of poetry.
You must sign up in the Dept Office before registering through WEBCAT.
Instructors: Mekeel McBride
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 W 2:10pm - 5:00pm ONLINE
Manchester   Liberal Arts :: English

ENGL 810 (M1) - Teaching Writing

Teaching Writing

Online Course Delivery Method: Scheduled meeting time, Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - UNHM Credit (15 weeks) (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   7  
CRN: 53324
An introduction to various methods of teaching writing. Combines a review of theories, methods, and texts with direct observation of teaching practice.
Section Comments: Cross listed with ENGL 710
You must sign up in the Dept Office before registering through WEBCAT.
Instructors: C.C. Hendricks
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 W 3:01pm - 5:50pm ONLINE
Manchester   Liberal Arts :: English

ENGL 816 (M1) - Curriculum, Materials and Assessment in English as a Second Language

ESL Curriculum and Assessment

Online Course Delivery Method: Scheduled meeting time, Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - UNHM Credit (15 weeks) (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   10  
CRN: 57037
A hands-on approach to developing curriculum and course material for teaching English as a Second Language. Students work on lesson plan development (needs analysis, objective writing, task sequencing, assessment of proficiency and objectives). Conduct ESL classroom observations, and engage in teaching demonstrations.
Section Comments: Asynchronous course with some synchronous meetings on 2/2, 2/16, 3/2, 3/16, 3/30, 4/13, 4/27, 5/11. Cross listed with ENGL 716
You must sign up in the Dept Office before registering through WEBCAT.
Instructors: Anne McQuade
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 T 4:01pm - 6:30pm ONLINE
Durham   Liberal Arts :: English

ENGL 819 (1SY) - Sociolinguistics Survey

Sociolinguistics Survey

Online Course Delivery Method: Scheduled meeting time, Online with some campus visits, EUNH
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   5  
CRN: 54793
How language varies according to the characteristics of its speakers: age, sex, ethnicity, attitude, time, and class. Quantitative analysis methods; relationship to theoretical linguistics. Focus is on English, but some other languages are examined. Prereq: introduction to linguistics or permission.
You must sign up in the Dept Office before registering through WEBCAT.
Instructors: Rachel Burdin
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 T 3:40pm - 5:00pm ONLINE
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 R 3:40pm - 5:00pm HS 108
Durham   Liberal Arts :: English

ENGL 829 (1SY) - Spec Top/Composition Studies

Spec Top/Composition Studies

Online Course Delivery Method: Scheduled meeting time, Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   7  
CRN: 57062
Advanced course on a topic chosen by the instructor. Precise topics and methods of each section vary. Possible topics include: alternative discourses and rhetorics; contrastive rhetoric; electronic discourse and digital rhetoric; women's rhetorics and feminist pedagogies; Montaigne and the essay tradition; theories of literacy; theories of persuasive writing; theories of transactional writing; and written discourse analysis. Barring duplication of subject, may be repeated for credit. For details see the course descriptions available in the English Department.
You must sign up in the Dept Office before registering through WEBCAT.
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 F 11:10am - 2:00pm ONLINE
Additional Course Details: 

Writing for Nonprofits and Communities

Nonprofit organizations work on behalf of their causes and communities, and every year, nonprofits, as a whole, generate millions of dollars to fund this work. These kinds of organizations rely on a mix of financial resources to fund their work including donors, fundraising events, appeals to legislators, and grants. Given this reality, effective writing strategies are essential for these organizations, and they are often in need of effective writers to promote their work, write for grants, solicit donations, and educate legislators and the public alike. For students aiming to work in university and college settings, a working knowledge and understanding of writing for nonprofits/grants can be an important skill set to bring to their future workplaces.

Through readings, writing and analytic activities (including the examination of grant applications and sample writing materials from nonprofits), interactions with local nonprofit groups, projects, and guest speakers, students in this course will:

  • Gain an understanding of the goals and missions of non-profit and other community organizations. We will also consider the grant-writing activities undertaken by these groups.
  • Gain an understanding of the texts such organizations use in order to achieve their goals and mission, including an understanding of genres, conventions, rhetorical strategies, and writing processes.
  • Acquire and practice using rhetorical strategies that appropriately address the exigencies, audiences, and purposes non-profit professionals face.
  • Gain specific writing and communication skills that can aid you in nonprofit/grant activities for workplaces, grant activities, or volunteer work.
  • Make connections with professionals in the non-profit community.

ENGL 829 is open for all MA and Ph.D. students.

Durham   Liberal Arts :: English

ENGL 879 (1SY) - Linguistic Field Methods

Linguistic Field Methods

Online Course Delivery Method: Scheduled meeting time, Online with some campus visits, EUNH
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   5  
CRN: 51336
Special Fees: $12.00
Devoted to the study, with use of an informant, of some non-Indo-European language that is unfamiliar to both the students and the instructor at the beginning of the class. The primary aim of the course is to give students a practical introduction to linguistic analysis without the support of a text. Theoretical concepts are introduced as needed.
You must sign up in the Dept Office before registering through WEBCAT.
Instructors: Rachel Burdin
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 T 11:10am - 12:30pm ONLINE
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 R 11:10am - 12:30pm HS 108