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English 98r: The Junior Tutorial (lecturer, director)

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2019

All honors concentrators must take the one-term Junior Tutorial (English 98) in the fall or spring. These small group tutorials concentrate on techniques of critical reading and writing over the course of one semester. The writing requirements of the junior tutorial include the twenty-page Junior Essay, in which students explore a literary topic in depth, demonstrate independent critical judgment and analysis, and engage other critical writing. The essay also prepares students for the year-long research and writing of a senior thesis.

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English 98r: The Junior Tutorial (lecturer, director)

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2018

All honors concentrators must take the one-term Junior Tutorial (English 98) in the fall or spring. These small group tutorials concentrate on techniques of critical reading and writing over the course of one semester. The writing requirements of the junior tutorial include the twenty-page Junior Essay, in which students explore a literary topic in depth, demonstrate independent critical judgment and analysis, and engage other critical writing. The essay also prepares students for the year-long research and writing of a senior thesis.

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Humanities 10a: A Humanities Colloquium, from Homer to García Márquez (head teaching fellow)

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2018

Profs. Stephen Greenblatt (English), Louis Menand (English), Davíd Carrasco (Anthropology, Divinity), Jill Lepore (History), Melissa McCormick (East Asian Languages and Civilizations), Jonathan Walton (Divinity)

2,500 years of essential works, taught by six professors. Humanities 10a includes works by Homer, Plato, Aristotle, Sappho, Murasaki, Bernal Díaz, Shakespeare, Douglass, Du Bois, Woolf and García Márquez, as well as the Declaration of Independence and The Federalist Papers. One 75-minute lecture plus a 75-minute discussion seminar led by the professors every...

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Humanities 10b: A Humanities Colloquium, from Joyce to Homer (head teaching fellow)

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2018

Profs. Stephen Greenblatt (English), Louis Menand (English), David Armitage (History), Jay Harris (Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations), Racha Kirakosian (German, Religion), Melissa McCormick (East Asian Languages and Civilizations)

2,500 years of essential works, taught by six professors. Humanities 10b is open only to students who completed Humanities 10a in Fall 2017. Humanities 10b includes works by Joyce, Nietzsche, Shelley, Rousseau, More, Machiavelli, Murasaki, Bai Juyi, Augustine, Plato, Sophocles, and Homer. One 90-minute lecture plus a 90-minute...

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English 350: Teaching and Professional Development Colloquium (co-convener, departmental teaching fellow)

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2017

The third year is a significant turning point in the graduate program in which students make the transition from consuming knowledge to creating it, from passively absorbing scholarship to actively producing it, and from taking courses to teaching them. The Teaching and Professional Development Colloquium gives students a forum in which to discuss teaching and other key professional milestones. To that end,...

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English 98r: The Junior Tutorial (lecturer, director)

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2017

All honors concentrators must take the one-term Junior Tutorial (English 98) in the fall or spring. These small group tutorials concentrate on techniques of critical reading and writing over the course of one semester. The writing requirements of the junior tutorial include the twenty-page Junior Essay, in which students explore a literary topic in depth, demonstrate independent critical judgment and analysis, and engage other critical writing. The essay also prepares students for the year-long research and writing of a senior thesis.

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Humanities 10b: A Humanities Colloquium: From Joyce to Homer (teaching assistant)

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2017
In Hum 10, you will study and discuss important works of literature, philosophy, and the arts. You will receive intensive training in writing critical papers. And you will have the opportunity to experience current cultural events at Harvard and in the Boston area. Hum 10 is a two-part series: Hum 10a includes works from the ancient world to the present, chronologically. Hum 10b begins with a work of literary modernism and moves backward in time to the ancient world. Professors run both lectures and seminars. The course is designed for students interested in... Read more about Humanities 10b: A Humanities Colloquium: From Joyce to Homer (teaching assistant)

English 98r: The Junior Tutorial (lecturer, director)

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2016

All honors concentrators must take the one-term Junior Tutorial (English 98) in the fall or spring. These small group tutorials concentrate on techniques of critical reading and writing over the course of one semester. The writing requirements of the junior tutorial include the twenty-page Junior Essay, in which students explore a literary topic in depth, demonstrate independent critical judgment and analysis, and engage other critical writing. The essay also prepares students for the year-long research and writing of a senior thesis.

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Humanities 10a: A Humanities Colloquium: From Homer to Marquez (teaching assistant)

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2016

In Hum 10, you will study and discuss important works of literature, philosophy, and the arts. You will receive intensive training in writing critical papers. And you will have the opportunity to experience current cultural events at Harvard and in the Boston area. Hum 10 is a two-part series: Hum 10a includes works from the ancient world to the present, chronologically. Hum 10b begins with a work of literary modernism and moves backward in time to the ancient world. Professors run both lectures and seminars. The course is designed for students interested in concentrating in a Humanities...

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Narrative Odysseys: Maritime Literature, Frontier Romance and Global Modernity from Camões to Coetzee (sole instructor)

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2015

This course will explore the political problems and literary opportunities presented by the sea in archipelagic, transatlantic, and global anglophone narratives. The Russian critic Mikhail Bakhtin developed the concept of the “chronotope” to describe the ways in which spatial environments shape our relationship to the world, unlocking (and foreclosing) patterns of experience that are reflected in the structure of fictional representation. The ocean represents a special kind of environment that is utterly distinct from and yet deeply resonant with the one we normally inhabit. It is the...

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Modern Monsters in Literature and Film (teaching fellow)

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2015

This is a class on the aesthetics and politics of the Gothic tradition, from Frankenstein to Freaks. How has this tradition’s fascination with those who come back from the dead mediated social anxieties about the generation of life or the lifelike? We’ll be considering vampire and other monster fictions by such authors as John Polidori, Mary Shelley, Sheridan LeFanu, Bram Stoker, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Gaston Leroux. We’ll conclude the semester with an investigation of early horror cinema exploring how the modern medium of cinema gave Gothic...

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Narrative Odysseys: Oceanic Literature and Political Anthropology from Homer to Ghosh (sole instructor)

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2014

This course explores the political problems and literary opportunities presented by the sea in transatlantic narrative literature. The Russian literary critic Mikhail Bakhtin developed the concept of the “chronotope” to describe the ways in which spaces and environments shape our relationship to the world, unlocking (and foreclosing) patterns of experience that are reflected in the structure of fictional representation. The ocean represents a special kind of environment that is utterly distinct from and yet deeply resonant with the one we normally inhabit. It is the space of ceaseless...

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Reading Against the Glass: Adventures in the Novel from Cervantes to Rushdie (sole instructor)

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2012

This course aims to construct an alternate history of the British novel under the sign of Don Quixote. Standard accounts of the “rise of the novel” in English often trace its development in parallel with certain philosophical and economic trends that culminate in the nineteenth-century with the middle class reading public; this narrative is inevitably tied to an aesthetic of realism whose leading advocates and practitioners constitute the canon of the English novel from Defoe and Richardson to Eliot and James via Austen. There is, however, an...

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