Summer 2014 Course Descriptions

500-Level | 600-Level

540.002: Language or Rhetoric


556.001: Botanic Imagination: Goethe, Gardens and Literary Landscapes

MTWRF 9:00-3:00 This is a Summer in Germany Program; June 1 through June 29
Gary Harrison,

This first course in the Schloss Dyck program will examine the "botanical imagination" and significance of landscape in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's The Sorrows of Young Werther and Elective Affinities. Examining the changing perspectives on aesthetics, landscape and garden design, and human sensibility reflected in Goethe's works, we will discuss the way that he and others drew upon the burgeoning discourse of botany to effect a major transformation in the ways we think about our relationship to nature. To that end, we will also read excerpts from other important works on the aesthetics of the sublime, beautiful and picturesque by such writers as Jean Jacques Rousseau, Joseph Addison, Edmund Burke, Immanuel Kant, Friedrich Schiller, and William Gilpin; as well as selected readings from a few recent scholarly works on aesthetics, botany and romanticism. Taking advantage of the park and gardens at Schloss Dyck, you will be encouraged to keep a "walking journal" to reflect upon your own experiences in the gardens and landscapes you encounter in your travels, as well as to write a critical and comparative analysis of the works we read during the program. We will take field trips to the Goethe Museum at Schloss Jägerhof and the Heinrich Heine Institute and Museum in Düsseldorf. On a multi-day field trip to Weimar, we will visit the Goethe National Museum and tour Goethe's cottage and gardens at Ilm Park; the palace at Weimar, which Duke Carl August redesigned in a neo-classical style under the guidance of Goethe; and Goethe's residence on Frauenplan. Students must apply in advance through the Study Abroad programs. Also offered as English 556, Art History 429, Comparative Literature 330, and Art History 429.

598.001: Internship - Taos Summer Writers' Conference

Sharon Warner,

English 499/598: Undergraduate & Graduate Internship Sharon Oard Warner Summer 2014 Hours TBA The Taos Summer Writers' Conference Internship offers students in the MFA Program and selected undergraduates the opportunity to learn arts administration skills both before and during the annual weeklong Conference. Students who enroll as interns should expect to meet weekly during the month of June and bi-weekly in the week before the Conference. Interns are required to attend and participate in the Conference itself, to work as support staff at the Conference, and to be available as scheduled. In return, interns will have the option to enroll in a selected workshop free of charge. Interns will also receive shared lodging at the Sagebrush Inn or Comfort Suites, and at least two meals a day. This three-credit internship course fulfills a professional preparation requirement for the MFA degree.

Department of English Language and Literature
Humanities Building, Second Floor
MSC03 2170
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Phone: (505) 277-6347
Fax: (505) 277-0021