Many of the courses taught by Irene Gammel and the postdoctoral fellows on her team are Experiential Learning courses, in which students combine the study of theory with practice, anchoring theory through hands-on components.
LM8912 Modernity as a Public Event
An experiential learning course, in the Literatures of Modernity MA Program, culminating in a large public event.
CC8829 Modernist Literary Circles: A Cultural Approach
An experiential learning course in the Communication and Culture MA and PhD Program taught by Dr. Irene Gammel.
CC8836 Topics in Media and Culture: Exhibition, Curation, and Literary Cultures
This course explores themes and processes of social change through the theory and praxis of exhibition, curation, and literary cultures.
CC8836 Topics in Media and Culture: The Pandemic, Modernity and the Everyday
This course explores themes of and creative expressions on COVID-19 through cultural, social, and political theories.
ENG 417: Special Topics in American Literature: How to Be a Woman During the Trump Era
This course explores how contemporary American literature responds to the crisis of the Trump years and beyond. We consider a myriad of creative and critical reactions — life writing, fiction, poetry, journalism, political writing, and popular culture — in trying to cope with and resist against the misogynist outburst of the era.
ENG 417: Special Topics in American Literature: Sex, Power and #MeToo
In this course, students study American literatures related to the #MeToo Movement, which has had a profound impact in the United States and beyond, with memoirs and non-fiction books and stories able to effect social change.
ENG 230: Creativity, Writing and Everyday Life
Examine a broad range of writings about creativity and everyday life — sports, food and family, illness and trauma and healing.
ACS 800: Research Practicum in ACS
This is an experiential learning course in the Arts and Contemporary Studies BA Program, which involves students in a research practicum.
ACS 800: Senior Group Project
A course focused on a public event in 2008 with focus on L.M. Montgomery.
Other Upper-Level Undergraduate Courses
- Dadaists, Avant-gardists, and Modernists
- American Literature from 1865-1914
- Feminist Readings
- Modernist Women: Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven
- Canadian Prose Fiction
- L. M. Montgomery
- L. M. Montgomery: Hauptseminar (Graduate course)
Introductory and Survey Courses
- Introduction to Fiction
- English Literature from 1832 to the Present
- Survey of Literature in English from 1785 to the Present
- Writing by Women
- Continental Literature in Translation
- Introduction to English: Forms and Approaches
- Introduction to American Fiction
- Introduction to the Western Tradition
- English Composition
- Advanced Expository Writing