23 courses:
  • EN-202

    Publishing Hemetera

    Hemetera, Regis College's literary journal, is a student-run, annual print and digital publication that features a wide range of Regis undergraduate and graduate poetry, prose, photography, and artwork. Under the guidance of a faculty advisor, students learn how to develop, edit, design, publish, and market a literary journal. Students also work together to organize and host Hemetera's annual reading and release event for the greater Regis community. This course may be repeated up to four times for a total of 2 credits.
  • EN-204

    US Story:Migration&Immigratio

    The United States has been shaped from its very beginnings by the migrations of its people. Prompted by choice or force, migration stories have often defined how we think of ourselves as Americans and how we have come to consider the American Dream. This course will explore these various journeys and hardships through novels, stories, poems, plays, and memoirs spanning the 19th century to today. Beginning with precursors such as Eloudah Equiano and William Bradford , we go on to such 19th, 20th, and 21st century voices as Willa Cather, Carlos Bulosan, Sui Sin Far, Anzia Yezierska, Chester Himes, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Meridel LeSeuer, Mario Puzo, Lorraine Hansberry, Leslie Marmon Silko, Maxine Hong Kingston, Jack Kerouac, Christina Garcia, Jhumpa Lahiri, Shaun Tan, Karolina Waclawiak, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to explore the effects of migration and immigration on our notions of American identity. Prerequisites: EN105, EN106
  • EN-205

    Major British Writers I

    This course is a survey of some major works of British literature from its beginnings to the seventeenth century, studied in the context of England's historical and religious context in this period. The course includes a range of nonfiction, fiction, and dramatic works. Readings may include Beowulf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Lanval, selections from the lyric poetry of Wyatt, Surrey, Sidney, and Spenser. Prerequisites: EN105, EN106
  • EN-206

    British Writers II: 1660-1945

    This course serves as a survey of the major works of British literature from the Restoration of Charles II to the early twentieth century, with a focus on the relations between literary aesthetics, culture, religion, sexuality, notions of morality, and politics. A central focus will be the ways in which these various concepts coalesced to allow England to become an uncontested empire by the 19th century. Readings will include Richardson, Hobbes, Wycherley, Mary Shelley, Dickens, Joyce, and many more. Prerequisites: EN 105, EN 106
  • EN-207


    Chaucer in Context offers a panoramic view of English late medieval history, philosophy, and religion, viewed through the lens of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Students will begin by learning the critical skills necessary to interpret the text in its original Middle English and then consider Chaucer using multidisciplinary texts. Prerequisites: EN 105, EN 106, and EN 211, or instructor permission
  • EN-208

    Nineteenth Century Novel

    This course is comprised of a study of the major British novels of the nineteenth century, with a particular concentration on a specific theme or sub-genre each time such as the bild ngsroman, the domestic novel, the industrial novel, etc. Students will examine the treatment of social issues and trends as well as work, education, marriage, and its alternatives. Students will read novels by such writers as Shelley, Austen, the Brontës, Dickens, Gaskell, Thackeray, Eliot, Hardy, and Butler. Prerequisites: EN 105, EN 106, or EN 211, or instructor permission
  • EN-209A

    Creative Writing

    This course introduces students to the writing of the short story and poetry. Students will write and share their work with the class. Students will also read classic fiction and poetry as well as study strategies for writers. While the course is introductory, the workshop discussion should be useful to students at any level. Prerequisites: EN 105, EN 106
  • EN-210

    Poetry Workshop

    Students will write their own poems and critique poems in a weekly workshop setting, study a variety of published poems from the ancient to the contemporary, and respond to a number of poetry prompts and assignments to stretch their imaginations and their writing skills. The course culminates in a final portfolio of revised work and reflections. Prerequisites: EN 105, EN 106, or instructor permission
  • EN-211

    Writing About Texts

    In this course, students explore the forms, devices, and contexts of various genres of literature (fiction, poetry, and drama) and apply their understanding by analyzing and interpreting literary works drawn from worldwide sources. Texts chosen will vary by topic and theme as selected by the instructor. Themes may include coming of age, literature of the fantastic, the hero's journey, literature and medicine, literature of disability, prison literature, love and sexuality, family dramas, etc. Prerequisites: EN 105, EN 106
  • EN-213

    Fiction Workshop

    Focus will be on the process of developing short stories. To develop structure, style, and voice, stu¬dents will read and study published short stories and then write practice paragraphs that imitate the published models. Students will present drafts of stories for class workshop sessions. Final products will include ten polished pages of one or two short stories, a class reading of chosen work, and publi¬cation in a class-designed book. Prerequisites: EN 105/106.
  • EN-218

    Traditions African Amer Lit

    This course introduces students to the wide range of writings by African Americans who have shaped the American literary imagination, beginning with 18th-century writers Olaudah Equiano and Phyllis Wheatley through to 20th- and 21st-century artists like Hughes, Wright, Morrison, and ZZ Packer. The course explores the significant tropes and signifiers of African-American texts and considers the ways in which writers of African descent have interrogated their collective pasts and have influenced generations of U.S. writers. Prerequisites: EN 105, EN 106
  • EN-222

    King Arthur & Chivalric Trad

    The tales of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table are the definitive works of chivalric romance. Eight hundred years after the first shadowy version of the story is written down, Arthur continues to enchant us, and continues to be a source of inspiration for writers across the world. We will study stories of war, magic, mysticism, and history as they appear in several different national traditions, including those of Roman Britain, medieval England and Wales, France, Germany, and Iceland. Starting from brief, tantalizing references in the writings of Gildas and Nennius, we will trace the rise of Arthur and his court, the quest for the Holy Grail, the forbidden love of Launcelot and Guinevere, the treachery of Mordred and Morgan le Fay, and the end of the world with the fall of Arthur's brief golden age. We will take detours from this main narrative to study the perils and triumphs of Roland, Tristan and Isolde, and Sigurd. Prerequisites: EN 105, EN 106
  • EN-223

    Rhetoric:Art Written Communic.

    Students begin by exploring a definition of rhetoric as practiced by a broad range of writers. They examine how writers use rhetorical devices, both classical and modern, to explain their positions and develop their arguments. Writing assignments include students' own persuasive papers on topics chosen from a list of current social issues. Articles from present-day news media and other sources serve both as works to analyze and as models to emulate. Themes for readings vary by the interest of the instructor and have included education in America, gender and rhetoric, and political rhetoric. Prerequisites: EN 105, EN 106