Summer 2022

ENGL 202 Intro. To CW Professor Stansel

In this course we will explore creative writing through the reading of contemporary work, as well as the writing and discussing our own work. The focus of the class will be on gaining an understanding of the conventions and “habits” of the literary genres, and gaining a deeper appreciation for the contemporary written word. Students will read assigned stories, poems, essays and/or plays and analyze them through both written response and in-class discussions. This course will also allow students to try their hand at different genres and forms in a constructive and supportive atmosphere.

This course fulfills 3 hours of AH credit in Cardinal Core and 3 hours of credit in English major core.


ENGL 300-30 Intro to Literature;WR Professor Turner

Are you interested in becoming a better and more careful reader of literature? Would you like to become a better writer as well? This course will survey traditional, text-based literary genres (poems, short stories, novels) as well as image-based forms (comics). As you read thought-provoking and beautiful works of English literature, you will develop the vocabulary, interpretative methods, and writing skills for literary analysis. These skills will also help you to appreciate literature more deeply.
This course is fully online, which means that you will receive guidance and feedback on your work that will be tailored to your own situation and skill-set. You should see me as your writing coach this semester. My role is to help you to improve your academic writing and your approaches to literary analysis. As a result, my feedback will be tailored to each individual student’s strengths and targeted to address areas of improvement.
In this course, you should expect to read great works of literature, to write about them in 3 longer writing tasks, and to respond to weekly writing prompts based on the works we read. You should also expect that the analytic and expressive skills developed in this course will help you in other coursework at UofL and in your life outside of the university.

This course is a requirement for the English major's track in literature.
Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR)


ENGL 373 Women and Global Literature; AHD2 Professor Sheridan

This section of English 373 focuses on contemporary writings by and about women, always asking, who can tell what story? Although we’ll privilege contemporary work, we’ll often compare these to canonical writings, which allows us to see how intersectional understandings of gender are constructed across time and place. Readings will cross genres, likely including: fiction (Brit Bennett’s The Vanishing Half;), memoir via a graphic novel (either Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis), poetry (Amanda Gorman, Sarah Kay, “If I Should Have a Daughter,” Adrienne Rich’s “Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers”), fractured fairytales (Angela Carter’s Bloody Chamber, narratives by and about women in video games), and short stories (Jacqueline Woodson’s “Trev,” Jamaica Kincaid’s “Girl”). At the end of the class, generally we read one novel chosen by the class (e.g. Angie Thomas’ The Hate You Give; Chimamanda Adichie's, Americanah).