English Summer Courses

ENGL 1101 R21 Composition I
Session II, July 5-August 6, 2018
Rose Hill: TWTh, 6-9 p.m.

This first-year course provides instruction in how to generate and present a critical position in the college essay, with emphasis on the development of unity, coherence, and clarity of expression in written communication. We will also review basic grammar with emphasis on diagnosing and solving persistent problems.

CRN:
Instructor: Hopwood
3 credits


ENGL 1102 L21 Composition II
Session II, July 5-August 6, 2018
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

Intensive training in the principles of effective expository writing, including attention to the techniques and the ethics of scholarly research. Students will write papers for discussion and analysis.

CRN:
Instructor: Pratt
3 credits


ENGL 1102 R21 Composition II
Session II, July 5-August 6, 2018
Rose Hill: TWTh, 1-4 p.m.

Intensive training in the principles of effective expository writing, including attention to the techniques and the ethics of scholarly research. Students will write papers for discussion and analysis.

CRN:
Instructor: Cawley
3 credits


ENGL 1102 L11 Composition II
Session I, May 29-June 28, 2018
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 1-4 p.m.

Intensive training in the principles of effective expository writing, including attention to the techniques and the ethics of scholarly research. Students will write papers for discussion and analysis.

CRN:
Instructor: Northrop
3 credits


ENGL 1102 R11 Composition II
Session I, May 29-June 28, 2018
Rose Hill: TWTh, 6-9 p.m.

Intensive training in the principles of effective expository writing, including attention to the techniques and the ethics of scholarly research. Students will write papers for discussion and analysis.

CRN:
Instructor: Byers
3 credits


ENGL 1102 R22 Composition II
Session II, July 5-August 6, 2018
Rose Hill: TWTh, 6-9 p.m.

Intensive training in the principles of effective expository writing, including attention to the techniques and the ethics of scholarly research. Students will write papers for discussion and analysis.

CRN:
Instructor: Light
3 credits


ENGL 2000 L11 Texts and Contexts: Remix
Session I, May 29-June 28, 2018
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

The newest art often relies heavily on art from the past, whether adapted, quoted or plagiarized. In this class, we will use T.S. Eliot's poem The Wasteland (1922) and Virginia Woolf's novel Mrs. Dalloway (1925) as anchor texts, studying their borrowings from Homer and Shakespeare as well as contemporary remixes of Woolf and Eliot by Toni Morrison, Alison Bechdel, and others. As part of the final project, you will make a remix of your own. Fulfills the EP2 requirement in Fordham's core curriculum.

CRN:
Instructor: Finn-Atkins
3 credits


ENGL 2000 R11 Texts and Contexts: Witches and Britches
Session I, May 29-June 28, 2018
Rose Hill: TWTh, 6-9 p.m.

This course looks at the "bad women" of early modern literature: the magical, the defiant, and the co-opters of masculine roles. How do they shatter norms, how are they handled, and how do they apply to use today?

CRN:
Instructor: Tajbhai
3 credits


ENGL 2000 L21 Texts and Contexts: Literature and Leadership
Session II, July 5-August 6, 2018
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 6-9 p.m.

In this course we will consider what we can about leadership from literature. We will read authors ranging from Sophocles to Stephen Colbert.

CRN:
Instructor: VanWyck
3 credits


CLAS 2000 R21 Texts and Contexts: Myth in Greco-Roman Literature
Session II, July 5-August 6, 2018
Rose Hill: TWTh, 1-4 p.m.

A survey of ancient myths from Greece and Rome via the literary works of Homer, Hesiod, Vergil, and Ovid. Major themes: creation, the hero, the journey, gods, and monsters. Fulfills the EP2 requirement in Fordham's core curriculum.

CRN:
Instructor: Staff
3 credits


ENGL 2000 PW1 Texts and Contexts: Contemporary Satire and Social Change
Session III, May 29-August 6, 2018
Online

This course on modern satire will focus on genre and subject-matter. By considering print, television, film, and music, we will spend the semester looking at the ways in which satire has developed as a barometer of social discontent. We will consider how effective satire has been at eliciting real and lasting change, and imagine the future trajectory of satire.

CRN:
Instructor: Papp
3 credits


ENGL 3114 R21 The (Medieval) Walking Dead
Session II, July 5-August 6, 2018
Rose Hill: MTWTh, 1-4 p.m.

Ranging from stories of undead armies in "Branwen, Daughter of Llyr" to eternally-damned 'zombie' knights in Perlesvaus, and from genres varying from chronicle to romance, this course explores the cultural significance of medieval 'zombies,' revenants, spirits, and other beings that we would classify as 'undead, in order to understand how such monsters might relate to medieval concerns about living, death, dying, and the afterlife. How do the living relate to the dead in the Middle Ages? What happens to bodies and souls after death? How do concerns about morality and living affect the person in the afterlife? Fulfills the Advanced Literature requirement in Fordham's core curriculum.

CRN:
Instructor: Bruso
4 credits


ENGL 4150 L11 Race and Hollywood Film
Session I, May 29-June 28, 2018
Lincoln Center: MTWTh, 6-9 p.m.

This interdisciplinary capstone course examines how contemporary U.S. culture represents its racial others. Drawing on theories and methods from sociology, political science, philosophy, and literary theory, we will develop a provisional model of interdisciplinary cultural analysis that will enable us to examine how racial representations work, why they matter, and how they can be most fruitfully interpreted. We will then conduct a series of case studies in racial representation. Each case will be organized around a recent Hollywood film, and each film will be examined from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, with particular emphasis on how the various disciplines both illuminate and obscure various aspects of the racial representation at hand. The course will culminate in a series of group presentations, with each group presenting an interdisciplinary analysis of a recent racial representation of its own choosing. Fulfills the Pluralism and Interdisciplinary Capstone requirements in Fordham's core curriculum.

CRN:
Instructor: Kim
4 credits


ENGL 4403 PW1 Extraordinary Bodies
Session III, May 29-August 6, 2018
Online

From freak shows to the Americans with Disabilities Act, people with non-normative bodies have received special, and not always welcome, attention from their peers. This course will study the experience of people with anomalous bodies from a variety of personal and social perspectives. Fulfills the Senior Values/EP4 requirement in Fordham's core curriculum.

CRN:
Instructor: Sanchez
4 credits


ENGL 5311 R21 Modern Irish Literature
Session II, July 5-August 6, 2018
Rose Hill: TTh, 6-9 p.m.

Graduate course. This course aims to strike a balance between two goals. On the one hand, we will attempt to deepen our understanding and catch up with recent critical developments relating to the most canonical figures in the Irish literary tradition, such as Wilde, Joyce, Beckett, and Yeats. On the other hand, we will seek to expand our understanding of the Irish canon and its range by looking beyond the texts that have been most studied in English departments to include works by women (Elizabeth Bowen, Maud Goone, Edna O'Briend, Eavan Boland), those who compose in the Irish language (Eibhlin Bhubha Ni Chonailll, Martin O Cadhain), writers from the North (Seamus Heaney, Medbh McGuckian), and contemporary writers (Eimear McBride, Ursula Rani Sarma). Open to seniors with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or better. Please consult your advisor.

CRN:
Instructor: Walsh
3 credits