Chaucer: Verse History. A practical and theoretical introduction to issues in medieval and modern poetics, focalized through Chaucer’s verse forms.
English Prosody and Poetics, 1300-1600 (tutorial by arrangement). A practical and theoretical introduction to issues in medieval and sixteenth-century poetics.
Game of Thrones: Medieval English Political Poetry. A study of English political verse, 1300-1600, centering on William Langland’s Piers Plowman.
Advanced Topic Seminar: Literary Approaches to the Past. A study of literary narratives set in the distant past, from Thomas Malory to Mark Twain.
Introduction to British Literature and Culture I. A survey of British literature from the beginnings to the early eighteenth century, emphasizing connections between literature and power.
Literature Core: Doppelgangers. A general introduction to literary and cultural analysis through the lens of the doppelganger motif, from Beowulf to Blade Runner.
Studies in Poetry. A general introduction to poetry and poetics organized around significant poetic traditions, from tetrameter to free verse.