In these highly regarded, small-group seminars, students explore unique topics in English language literature, reading select primary texts alongside exemplary critical works and/or other cultural artifacts, while also honing their research and writing skills through series of assignments that culminate in a substantial original research essay. Classes are capped at 8, allowing for individualized attention and rich feedback. Enrollment is by permission. English majors must take at least one WISE to fulfill WIM, ideally before senior year, and may take more than one WISE if there is room. Non-majors are welcome, space permitting. Contact Vivian Beebe Sana for more information.
Online preference forms for 2018-2019 WISE classes are due 11:59 pm, September 5, 2019. Enrollment requests made after that will be accommodated depending on availability.
The 2019-2020 WISE Course Preference Form will be available by August 1, 2019.
162W-1: Blackness and the American Canon
Instructor: Casey Patterson
162W-2: Encounters with Asia in American Literature
Instructor: Mai wang
162W-3: Staging an Epidemic: Queer Drama of the AIDS Crisis
Instructor: Matthew Warner
162W-1: Elizabeth Bishop: Life and Art
Instructor: Armen Davoudian
M W 4:30-6:20pm
162W-2: Shakespeare, Marx
Instructor: Juan Lamata
162W-1: Dialogue and Narrative Theory, from Melville to Hitchcock
Instructor: Charlotte Lindemann
162W-2: Bad Reading: Pleasure and Politics in Literary Value
Instructor: Jessica Jordan
162W-3: The Art of Protest
Instructor: Claire Grossman
2019-2020 course descriptions coming soon!
Blackness and the American Canon
Encounters with Asia in American Literature
Staging an Epidemic: Queer Drama of the AIDS Crisis
Elizabeth Bishop: Life and Art
Dialogue and Narrative Theory, from Melville to Hitchcock
Bad Reading: Pleasure and Politics in Literary Value
The Art of Protest
For more information on previously taught WISE courses, please click here.