IHST 263-IH2 Summer 2016 Topic Seminar: Deviant Bodies

IHST 263-IH2 Summer 2016 Topic Seminar: Deviant Bodies
IHIST 263-IH2: Deviant Bodies   Instructor: Christine Manganaro   Summer Session Begins 23 May This course in the history of science, medicine, and American culture will examine scientific ideas about race, sex, sexuality, and heredity form the early nineteenth century through the present. Scientific and medical ideas about differences in anatomy, physiology and psychology have shaped social...

CWRT 403: Advanced Creative Writing

CWRT 403: Advanced Creative Writing
CWRT 403: Advanced Creative Writing, Paul Jaskunas, Thursday 9-11:45am B390 The advanced topics courses offer students opportunities to go deeply into a particular genre. Where the emphasis in introductory and intermediate writing workshops is on exploration, experiment and on developing a critical sensibility, the advanced courses invite a commitment to a specific body of work:...

Fall 2016: HMST 340, Writing in the Humanities

Fall 2016: HMST 340, Writing in the Humanities
HMST 340: Writing in the Humanities, Paul Jaskunas, Monday 9-11:45am, B110 Writing is important in all Humanistic Studies classes, but this class takes a practical stance. With publication as a goal, we will write for journals, blogs, conferences, and zines. Each student will produce and refine three essays, with the help of workshop-style critiques and...

Fall 2016 Topic Seminar: SSCI 310, The Anthropology of Emotion

Fall 2016 Topic Seminar: SSCI 310, The Anthropology of Emotion
SSCI 310: Anthropology of Emotion; Ruth Toulson, Monday 7-9:45pm, M225 Have you ever felt the welling-up of rage, the tender pangs of love, or the emptiness of despair? The emotions are a tantalizing subject for examination because they appear to tell us about our true selves. Yet anthropologists suggest that the emotions are neither individual...

Fall 2016 Topic Seminar: LIT 349-TH: French Feminism

Fall 2016 Topic Seminar: LIT 349-TH: French Feminism
LIT 349-TH French Feminism*, Katharine A. Costello, Monday 9-11am, B431 *(runs as regular class, but majors can sign up in advance by filling out a request form at the registrar’s office prior to open enrollment). This course will serve as an overview and introduction to a feminist school of thought that is best known in...

Fall 2016 Topic Seminar: SSCI 306-TH: Capitalism and its Critics

Fall 2016 Topic Seminar: SSCI 306-TH: Capitalism and its Critics
SSCI 306-TH: Capitalism and Its Critics, Firmin Debrabander, Wednesday 9-11:45am Since the fall of the Communist regimes 20 years ago, it has been taken for granted in the West that the Capitalist economic system is the best possible economic system, indeed, the best by nature, and our destiny as a species. This was of course...

Fall 2016 Topic Seminar: RELIG 369-TH Religion and American Consumerism

Fall 2016 Topic Seminar: RELIG 369-TH Religion and American Consumerism
RELG 369-TH: Religion and American Consumerism Eglute Trinkauskaite, Monday 1-3:45, B460 This course explores religion and ways  of being religious through juxtaposing locative and utopian ways of inhabiting material worlds. Discussions consider the cultural distances between western and indigenous ways of life, and how religious ideas inform and shape cross-cultural modes of consumption. Readings focus...

Ginsberg Poetry Prize Winner: Zagawah (Zae) Soe

Ginsberg Poetry Prize Winner: Zagawah (Zae) Soe
The Allen Ginsberg Poetry Prize was established in 1981 by William Kinter, a long-time supporter of the college. The prize is awarded annually to a meritorious graduating senior whose work in language and literature is judged to have been the most creative – the kind of craft in words that is recognized as distinguishing and...

Fall 2016 Topic Seminar: CWRT 326: Intermediate Poetry Workshop

Fall 2016 Topic Seminar: CWRT 326: Intermediate Poetry Workshop
(1) CWRT 326: Intermediate Poetry Workshop, Unique Robinson, Monday 1-3:45p, B110 In this poetry writing course, we will collectively engage in poiesis—the process of making—by balancing tradition with innovation, curiosity with critical thinking, and discipline with play.   As a foundation for our writing, we will consider 20th and 21st century poems and poetry collections (with...