Arts, Sciences, and Engineering English
CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
24559 ENG 267 PUBLISHING LITERARY TRANSLATION Spring 2018 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1230 1345 LCHAS 124
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
10
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
10
Total Cap     
12
Cross Listed: ENG 267, LTS 396 (P)
Instructors: POST C
Description: This course runs in combination with an internship at Open Letter Books and focuses on explaining the basics of the business of literary publishing: editing, marketing, promoting, fundraising, ebooks, the future of bookselling, etc. Literature in translation is emphasized in this class, and all the topics covered tie in with the various projects interns work on for Open Letter Books.
URL: http://www.rochester.edu/college/MLC/
Offered: Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
24702 ENG 267 IMAGE, TEXT, AND TECHNOLOGY Spring 2018 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 940 1055 RRLIB 416
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
2
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
3
Total Cap     
No Cap
Cross Listed: DSC 267, ENG 267 (P)
Instructors: HEYWORTH G
Description: Image, Text and Technology is an interdisciplinary course in the history of the book as a textual and visual medium, an artistic object, and a technology of communication. We will treat this history not merely in the classroom, but participate in it through a series of hands-on projects. Beginning with Aristotle’s insight that we think in images, we will consider writing as bound up in a theoretical relationship with seeing (aesthetics), perceiving (phenomenology, vision, cognitive science), and historically with technologies of dissemination, both analog and digital (manuscripts, printing, photography, television, the internet). We will explore the limits and conjunctions of visual and verbal media through theoretical and scientific readings in Plato, Lessing, Benjamin, Derrida, and McLuhan, and primary texts including the Bible, the Popol Vuh, and the Precepts of Ptah Hotep. This course may be taken alone or in conjunction with Digital Imaging: Transforming Real into Virtual (Digital Media Studies).
Clusters: H1ENG002, H1ENG016, H1FMS002
URL: http://www.sas.rochester.edu/eng/undergraduate/index.html
Offered: Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
81975 ENG 267 CHANGING GENRES OF EROTICA Spring 2018 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 940 1055 LCHAS 181
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
9
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
21
Total Cap     
No Cap
Cross Listed: ENG 267 (P), ENG 467, FMS 231, GSW 267, GSW 467
Instructors: BLEICH D
Description: Recently the large-scale dissemination of erotic and pornographic literature and film has begun to affect the majority of the population in the West. There are two main issues in the course:1) the history of the changing genres of erotica and the social changes taking place because of its wide dissemination; and 2) the proposition that if societies were different little harm and much good would come from the inclusion of erotica in peoples reading and viewing habits: erotic materials, by removing sex from the realm of the forbidden and viewing it as a species of everyday life, can contribute to the education of both sexes and people of all sexual tastes and preferences.
Clusters: H1ENG002, H1ENG016, H1FMS002
Offered: Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
85777 ENG 267 FOOD, MEDIA, LITERATURE Spring 2018 4.0 Closed
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1230 1345 LCHAS 103
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
2
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
19
Total Cap     
15
Cross Listed: EHU 268 (P), ENG 267, FMS 275
Instructors: NADIR L
Restrictions: [A] Instructor's permission required [T] Not open to seniors
Description: This course studies how our eating practices are shaped by industrial, political, and ecological processes. To understand the politics, economics, and history of what appears on our plates, we cover topics such as biotechnology, food-preservation, chemicals and fertilizers, fast food, processed food, genetically modified organisms, obesity, superbugs, and the organic, local, vegetarian, slow-food, and food justice movements—primarily from the perspective of artistic, literary, and cultural texts. Course “readings” will consider not only fiction and nonfiction writing but also film, video, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, email lists, TED Talks, websites, and television/online programming. This course incorporates participatory, experiential elements with the aim of examining the role of the body and community in food consumption, including (1) collaborative food preparation and meals to bring our own personal practices into critical light, and (2) class trips to farmers’ markets, restaurants, grocery stores, etc.

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
24356 ENG 267 FOOD, MEDIA, LITERATURE Spring 2017 4.0 Closed
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1230 1345 LCHAS 160
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
9
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
15
Total Cap     
15
Cross Listed: CAS 268 (P), ENG 267, FMS 275
Instructors: NADIR L
Restrictions: [T] Not open to seniors [A] Instructor's permission required
Final Exam Schedule: LCHAS 160 on 0509 at 0830
Description: This course studies how our eating practices are shaped by industrial, political, and ecological processes. To understand the politics, economics, and history of what appears on our plates, we cover topics such as biotechnology, food-preservation, chemicals and fertilizers, fast food, processed food, genetically modified organisms, obesity, superbugs, and the organic, local, vegetarian, slow-food, and food justice movements—primarily from the perspective of artistic, literary, and cultural texts. Course “readings” will consider not only fiction and nonfiction writing but also film, video, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, email lists, TED Talks, websites, and television/online programming. This course incorporates participatory, experiential elements with the aim of examining the role of the body and community in food consumption, including (1) collaborative food preparation and meals to bring our own personal practices into critical light, and (2) class trips to farmers’ markets, restaurants, grocery stores, etc.
Clusters: N1SUS001

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
24367 ENG 267 MEDIA SPACE Spring 2017 4.0 Cancelled
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1525 1640
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
No Cap
Restrictions: [A] Instructor's permission required
Clusters: H1ENG002, H1ENG016

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
78572 ENG 267 BAD DEVICES: MEDIA AND DANGEROUS LOOKING IN FILM Spring 2017 4.0 Cancelled
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1400 1515
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
No Cap
Clusters: H1ENG002, H1ENG016
URL: http://www.rochester.edu/college/eng/undergrad/index.html
Offered: Fall Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
78642 ENG 267 ANIMATION AND THE ARTS Spring 2017 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 1525 1640 GRGEN 108
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
3
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
40
Total Cap     
No Cap
Cross Listed: AH 267, ENG 267 (P), FMS 210
Instructors: BURGES J
Final Exam Schedule: GRGEN 108 on 0513 at 0830
Description: In the past 30 years, cinema has arguably become an animated medium due to the digital turn. Whether or not you agree, animation has achieved an aesthetic foothold in the contemporary period, evidence for which can be found in the rise of Pixar, and in the extensive use of CGI in films that can only be quaintly thought of as “live action” anymore. At times, we will seek to understand the aesthetic specificity and cultural significance of animation as a moving image medium by situating it in the visual, literary, graphic, and performing arts of both the present and the past. However, our main concern will be to understand what animation is and the different forms it takes in a variety of examples from superhero series and fantasy blockbusters; celluloid, stop motion, and digital animation; experimental cinema and television cartoons to relevant myths, fables, and children’s literature; comic books, graphic novels, and literary fiction; and cultural practices such as the silhouette and puppetry.
Clusters: H1ENG002, H1ENG016
URL: http://www.rochester.edu/college/eng/undergrad/index.html
Offered: Fall Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
82176 ENG 267 IMAGE, TEXT, AND TECHNOLOGY Spring 2017 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 1400 1515 HYLAN 105
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
3
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
4
Total Cap     
No Cap
Cross Listed: DSC 267, ENG 267 (P)
Instructors: HEYWORTH G
Final Exam Schedule: HYLAN 105 on 0512 at 1600
Description: Image, Text and Technology is an interdisciplinary course in the history of the book as a textual and visual medium, an artistic object, and a technology of communication. We will treat this history not merely in the classroom, but participate in it through a series of hands-on projects. Beginning with Aristotle’s insight that we think in images, we will consider writing as bound up in a theoretical relationship with seeing (aesthetics), perceiving (phenomenology, vision, cognitive science), and historically with technologies of dissemination, both analog and digital (manuscripts, printing, photography, television, the internet). We will explore the limits and conjunctions of visual and verbal media through theoretical and scientific readings in Plato, Lessing, Benjamin, Derrida, and McLuhan, and primary texts including the Bible, the Popol Vuh, and the Precepts of Ptah Hotep. This course may be taken alone or in conjunction with Digital Imaging: Transforming Real into Virtual (Digital Media Studies).
Clusters: H1ENG002, H1ENG016
URL: http://www.rochester.edu/college/eng/undergrad/index.html
Offered: Fall Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
84209 ENG 267 PHONO-GRAPHY/MUSIC & AA LIT Spring 2017 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1230 1345 MEL 218
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
7
Total Cap     
25
Cross Listed: AAS 234 (P), ENG 267, MUR 238
Instructors: FESS P
Final Exam Schedule: MEL 218 on 0509 at 0830
Description: This course investigates how music structured the politics and literature of race, enslavement, and citizenship for African Americans from the U.S. abolitionist movement to the early twentieth century. Even though recorded sound was only just beginning to become popular during the end of this period, music provided fertile ground from which writers, thinkers, and activists negotiated the momentous changes African Americans saw during these years. In order to develop tools by which to read for sound we will study the work of sound theorists such as Jacques Attali, Jonathan Sterne, Alexander Weheliye, and Katherine Biers. We will also examine various types of recordings including the songbook Slave Songs of the United States (1867), late-nineteenth-century cylinder and acetate recordings, and early blues and jazz recordings.
Offered: Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
83900 ENG 267 Environmental Apocalypse and the Anthropocene Fall 2017 4.0 Closed
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1525 1640 RRLIB 209
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
5
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
10
Total Cap     
10
Cross Listed: EHU 240 (P), ENG 267, FMS 274B
Instructors: NADIR L
Restrictions: [A] Instructor's permission required
Description: This course will ​study the ​end of the world in literature, film, new media, and critical/cultural theory, emphasizing ​the new geological epoch ​of the Anthropocene. Topics to be studied a range of dissolutions of nature/culture distinctions in the Anthropocene ​and the anxiety and promises therein. We will investigate how artists, theorists, and writers represent mass extinction, fertility crises, ​superstorms, climate change, genetic engineering, post-humanism, ​and ​environmental apocalypse. Fiction to be studied includes Cormac McCarthy's ​The Road, Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower, Ian McEwan’s Solar, Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake, and Amitav Ghosh’s Hungry Tide. Films include Mad Max: Fury Road, Snowpiercer, Children of Men, Wall.E, Day After Tomorrow, ​and Beasts of the Southern Wild​.