Summer 2013 Course Descriptions

200-Level | 300-Level | 400-Level

295.001: Survey of Later English Literature

MTWRF 11:40-12:40
Feroza Jussawalla

This is the second half of the British Literature survey. We will start with the Romantic poets (Wordsworth’ Preface to the Lyrical Ballads) and work our way up to Modernism following the second half of the Norton Anthology of English Literature (either the one volume of the one broken down into smaller manageable volumes). We will study, Joseph Conrad, Achebe and Salman Rushdie at the end of the course and everything in between. Requirements will include an 8-10 page research paper and two short reaction response papers.

200-Level | 300-Level | 400-Level

315.003: Children’s Literature

MTWR 2:00-4:30 Summer I
Feroza Jussawalla

This is a course that will follow the TV series Once Upon a Time. We will take each character in the serial and then go back and study the original in Griffiths and Frey’s anthology Classics of Children’s Literature. So we will look at Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty , Peter Pan, etc. etc. this is a fun course as it aims to study re writes of the Classics. If you can find original new rewrites and bring them to class you will receive extra, extra credit. We will work with creating a research paper and an annotated Bibliography of new re- writes.

200-Level | 300-Level | 400-Level

418.001: Proposal and Grant Writing

MTWR 9:20–11:50 Summer I
Steve Benz

In this course you will learn how to write effective business and grant proposals and understand how to locate and evaluate requests for proposals to ensure that the proposals you write successfully persuade a client or funder to fund your project. You will also analyze existing proposals to understand the persuasive moves they make. During the course you will learn how to

  • Develop a clear description of the problem
  • Offer achievable objectives
  • Design a logical solution
  • Create specific and accurate budgets
  • Present your organization powerfully
  • Employ principles of persuasion and document design

499.002: Arts Administration Internship: Taos Summer Writers’ Conference

Days/Times: TBA
Sharon Oard Warner

The Taos Summer Writers’ Conference, in its fifteenth year, is one of the largest and most respected events for writers in the nation.  Named one of the Top Ten writers’ conferences in the United States by USA Today, the Taos Summer Writers' Conference is an annual, weeklong gathering that draws writers from all over the country to the inspirational setting of Taos, New Mexico. Known for its inclusive, nurturing community, the Taos Conference offers numerous weeklong and weekend workshops in fiction, poetry, nonfiction and screenwriting

The dates for this year’s Conference are July 14-21.  Enrolled interns (no more than 10 total) will assist with final preparations in the month of June—writing press releases, preparing registration materials, and organizing the reading series.  On site, interns will be assist the director and assistant director, and they will participate in a workshop.  In return for their service, interns will receive lodging, most food, and registration in a workshop of their choice.  To learn more about the Conference, visit the website,

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