Arts, Sciences, and Engineering English
CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
24941 ENG 245 Literature and the Modern Environmental Imagination Fall 2016 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1230 1345 MEL 206
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
9
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
14
Total Cap     
15
Cross Listed: CAS 245 (P), ENG 245
Instructors: NADIR L
Restrictions: [A] Instructor's permission required
Description: This course studies American writers’ engagement with shifting experiences of environment, nature, and place during the period of intense modernization from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Reading slave narratives, nature writing, novels, and essays, we will study how writers imagine human-environment relationships amidst social, economic, and technological changes, such as urbanization, colonization, industrialization, and the civil rights and social justice movements. A guiding question raised by the artworks is, How to create a meaningful connection to the planet in a time of so much injustice, destabilization, delocalization, mobility, and flux? Close attention will be paid to how literature can help us elucidate historical erasures of environmental relationships in modern times, such as experiences of racial oppression, eco-tourism, exoticism, trauma and war, exile, alienation, among others.
Clusters: N1SUS001

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
81029 ENG 245 THE MODERN NOVELLA Fall 2016 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1025 1140 HYLAN 105
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
8
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
9
Total Cap     
No Cap
Cross Listed: ENG 245 (P), ENG 445
Instructors: SCHOTTENFELD
Final Exam Schedule: HYLAN 105 on 1219 at 1230
Description: More broadly, a study of the gray zone between short story and novel, containing many ambiguous labels (long short story, novella, short novel). The course will interrogate various boundaries -- When does a short story become a novella? When does a novella become a novel? -- and locate answers not merely in word count, but in reader experience and expectation. Because of the (relative) brevity of these in-between texts, the course will cover much stylistic and geographic ground. Author list may include: Franz Kafka, Philip Roth, Don DeLillo, Carson McCullers, Nathanael West, Gabriel García Márquez, Henry James, George Saunders, Ethan Canin, Aleksandar Hemon, William Gass, Flannery O'Connor, Cynthia Ozick, and Joseph Conrad.
Clusters: H1ENG009, H1ENG012
URL: http://www.rochester.edu/College/ENG/undergrad/undergraduate_courses.html
Offered: Fall Spring