Literature Courses by Category

To simplify searches to fulfill requirements or study a particular type or literary era, the literature courses offered by the Barnard English Department are grouped by various categories.  Not all appearing below are currently being offered, and the same course may appear in more than one grouping.  For course descriptions and current availability, please visit our on-line catalog.  If you have specific questions, please consult the department's Chair.

Medieval/Renaissance

  • ENTH 3136: Shakespeare in Performance
  • ENTH 3147: Shakespeare, Theory, Performance
  • 3133: Early Modern Women Writers
  • 3136: Renaissance Epic
  • 3137: Wit and Humor in the Renaissance
  • 3140: Prophets, Women, and Social Change in Renaissance England
    (new # TBA)
  • 3140: Doubt, Death, and Desire in 17th-century Prose
    (new # TBA)
  • 3140: Donne
    (new # TBA)
  • 3140: Erring Othello: Othello and Appropriation
    (new # TBA)
  • 3154: Chaucer Before Canterbury
  • 3155: Canterbury Tales
  • 3156: Topics in Chaucer
  • 3158: Medieval Literature
  • 3163: Shakespeare I
  • 3164: Shakespeare II
  • 3165: The Elizabethan Renaissance
  • 3166: 17th-Cent. Prose & Poetry (can count for either this category or Enlightenment)
  • 3167: Milton (can count for either this category or Enlightenment)
  • 3169: Renaissance Drama

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Enlightenment

  • ENTH 3137: Restoration & 18th-Century Drama
  • 3166: 17th-Cent. Prose & Poetry (can count for either this category or Renaissance)
  • 3167: Milton (can count for either this category or Renaissance)
  • 3173: 18th-Century Novel
  • 3174: Age of Johnson, 1740-1800 (or W4301 with same title)
  • 3179: American Literature to 1800

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Romantic/Victorian

  • 3138: "a d--d mob of scribbling women": 19th-cent. Am. Women Writers
  • 3176: Romantic Era
  • 3177: Victorian Age in Literature: the Novel
  • 3178: Victorian Poetry & Criticism

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Pre-1900

  • All of the above (i.e.Medieval/Renaissance, Enlightenment, and Romantic or Victorian) plus:
  • AFEN 3129: Exploration of Black Writers: Early Afr-Am Lit
  • ENTH 3135: 19th-Century Social Drama
  • 3141: Major English Texts I
  • ENTH 3145: The History of US Theatre: Staging a Nation
  • 3168: Lyric Poetry: an Introduction
  • ENRE 3810: Literary Approaches to the Bible

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20th- & 21st-Century

  • 3137: Coetzee, Ishiguru, Sebald
  • ENTH 3139: Modern American Drama & Performance
  • ENWS 3144: Minority Women Writers in the US
  • 3148: Literature of the Great Migration
  • 3181: American Literature, 1871-1945
  • 3183: American Literature since 1945
  • 3185: Modern British & American Poetry
  • 3188: The Modern Novel
  • 3189: Postmodernism
  • 3194.4: Postmodern Texts and Theory
  • 3195: Modernism
  • 3196: Home to Harlem: Literature of the Harlem Renaissance
  • 3993: The Worlds of Shange

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American Literature

  • AFEN 3129: Exploration of Black Writers: Early Afr-Am Lit
  • ENTH 3139: Modern American Drama & Performance
  • ENTH 3140: Women and Theater (when taught by Pam Cobrin)
  • ENTH 3144: Black Theater
  • ENTH 3145: The History of US Theatre: Staging a Nation
  • ENWS 3144: Minority Women Writers in the US
  • 3130: The American Cowboy & Iconography of the West
  • 3132: Reading Barnard Writing
  • 3148: Literature of the Great Migration
  • 3179: American Literature to 1800
  • 3180: American Literature, 1800-1870
  • 3181: American Literature, 1871-1945
  • 3182: American Fiction
  • 3183: American Literature since 1945
  • 3184: House & Home in American Culture
  • 3185: Modern British & American Poetry
  • 3187: American Writers and their Foreign Counterparts
  • 3195: Modernism
  • 3196: Home to Harlem: Literature of the Harlem Renaissance
  • 3993: The Worlds of Shange

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Dramatic Literature

  • ENTH 3135: 19th-Century Social Drama
  • ENTH 3136: Shakespeare in Performance
  • ENTH 3137: Restoration & 18th-Century Drama
  • ENTH 3139: Modern American Drama & Performance
  • 3140: Erring Othello: Othello and Appropriation (new # TBA)
  • ENTH 3140: Women and Theater
  • ENTH 3144: Black Theater
  • ENTH 3145: The History of US Theatre: Staging a Nation
  • ENTH 3147: Shakespeare, Theory, Performance
  • 3163: Shakespeare I
  • 3164: Shakespeare II
  • 3169: Renaissance Drama
  • ENTH: 3186: Modern Drama

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Global Literature

  • 3140: Black Internationalisms (new # TBA)
  • 3149: Cultures of Colonialism
  • 3192: Exile and Estrangement in Global Literature
  • 3190: Global Literature
  • AFEN 3525: Atlantic Crossings: The West Indies and the Atlantic World
  • ENGL BC 3992x Senior Postcolonial Literature Seminar: The Literature of the Middle Passage

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Poetry

  • 3136: Renaissance Epic
  • 3140: Donne
    (new # TBA)
  • 3165: The Elizabethan Renaissance: Lyric Poetry
  • 3168: Lyric Poetry: an Introduction
  • 3178: Victorian Poetry & Criticism
  • 3185: Modern British & American Poetry
  • 3198: Poetry Movements since the 1950's
  • 3199: Poetics

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page last updated 11/24/14