Spring 2019

Spring 2019 Literature Courses

Students, scroll down to check out the English Department’s amazing line-up of Spring 2019 literature courses. Registration is opening soon, so make sure to get a seat in the class of your choice by registering as soon as you can, on CUNYfirst.

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Below is some additional information about some of our special, themed Literature Courses.

The Graphic Novel

  • Professor Rebecca Mazumdar
  • ENG 3402-D608 (Topics in Literature)
  • Tuesday / Thursday 2:30-3:45pm
  • Creative Expression (Flexible Common Core Requirement), Writing Intensive Course, Capstone Course for LAA and LAS degrees
  • Prerequisite of ENG 1121 or any 2000-level literature (AFR, ENG LATS)
  • Course Description
    • In this exciting class, you’ll learn about the history of comic books and graphic novels, as well as the ways the genre has revolutionized contemporary literature. Where else will you find a class that encourages you to discuss superheroes, fantasy, and global politics… perhaps all in the same conversation?

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Warrior Poet: The Revolutionary Life, Poetry, & Politics of Audre Lorde

  • Professor Megan Behrent
  • ENG 3403-D610 (One Major Author)
  • Tuesday / Thursday 2:30-3:45pm
  • Individual and Society (Flexible Common Core Requirement), Writing Intensive Course, Capstone Course for LAA and LAS degrees
  • Prerequisite of ENG 1101
  • Course Description
    • Audre Lorde is one of the most important writers, thinkers and activists of the 20th Century. As an activist and writer, Lorde dedicated her life and work to the struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia, class inequality, and imperialism. This course will explore Lorde’s poetry and prose so as to understand her artistic and political legacy and the resonance of her work in the current political moment. Throughout the course, we will contextualize Lorde’s work vis-à-vis the political movements of which she was a part, reading her work in conversation with other writers in feminist movements, Black Power & civil rights movements, socialist thinkers, and anti-racist activists internationally. In reading Lorde’s work, this class will also engage with broader political debates about the intersections of race, class, gender and sexuality.

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