Marie Banich, a leading brain researcher who truly does understand what teens are thinking, and Adam Bradley, who makes the case for pop music as poetry, are among the featured presenters on the first stop of the CU Boulder Next national tour.
This course examines recent work by black American poets. We shall survey the range of voices, attitudes toward art, differing notions about the responsibilities of the poet, and conceptions of the relationship among literature, race, and society. Read more
This course explores Jewish-American fiction and drama from the late nineteenth century through today. We will read classics as well as some more modern works. We'll be asking difficult questions of this literature: why was it written, does it qualify as ethnic literature, and what role does it play in American literary history? Read more
This course is designed to give students time and impetus to generate poetry and discussion of it in an atmosphere at once supportive and critically serious. Enrollment requires admission to the Creative Writing Graduate Program or the instructor's approval of an application manuscript. Read more
This course has three main aims: (1) to introduce you to a wide variety of significant literary works and movements from the twentieth century; (2) to explore the interconnections and influences that link literary works to historical and social pressures... Read more
This course explores media theory from a historical perspective, looking at 18th- and 19th-century instances of “media saturation.” We will consider the physical nature and structure of the codex and the historical changes that led to the emergence of media theory and book history. Expect theoretical forays into media ecology Read more
Students are encouraged to apply to the department's internship program which offers opportunities to sharpen critical thinking skills and explore career possibilities while still working on an English major.