Current and Recent Courses-Department of English - Carnegie Mellon University

Current and Recent Courses

Students pursuing the Master of Literary and Cultural Studies degree are required to take a minimum of 24 credit hours of course work (72 units, or 6 courses). One, or at most two, of the six courses may be taken in the Rhetoric program or elsewhere in the college. Literary and Cultural Studies courses offered in 2016 include:

Fall 2016 Courses

  • God:  A Literary and Cultural History
    • Prof. Christopher Warren
  • The Rise of the Blockbuster Film
    • Prof. Richard Purcell
  • The Rise of the American Novel
    • Prof. Jeffrey Williams
  • Theory from Classics to Contemporary
    • Prof. Jeffrey Williams
  • Introduction to Digital Humanities
    • Prof. Christopher Warren
  • The Long Eighteenth Century
    • Prof. Kristina Straub
  • Why Stories Matter
    • Prof. Andreea Ritivoi and Prof. Peggy Knapp
  • Stars and Celebrities
    • Prof. David Shumway
  • History of Books and Reading: Media before "New Media"
    • Prof. Jon Klancher
  • Foundations of Literary and Cultural Studies
    • Prof. Rich Purcell

Fall 2016 Course Descriptions [pdf]

Spring 2015 Courses

  • The Long Eighteenth Century
    • Prof. Straub
  • Early Modern: Non-Shakespearean Drama
    • Prof. Knapp
  • 20th Century British: George Orwell
    • Prof. Williams
  • 20th Century American: Hardboiled Culture
    • Prof. Shumway
  • Law, Culture, and the Humanities
    • Prof. Warren
  • Theories of Modernity & the Anthropocene
    • Prof. Klancher
  • Working Class Studies
    • Prof. Newman
  • Research in English
    • Prof. Coulson

Spring 2015 Course Descriptions [pdf]