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Spring 2021

  • ENG 2850 - International Film: This General Studies course fulfills the Global Designation; you get to screen films from Italy, France, Germany, China, India, Japan, Iran, and Senegal among other countries.

  • ENG 2860 - Intro to Film and Media Studies with Dr. Vincent Piturro: This course in the Film and Media Studies minor covers essential elements of TV and film. Films screened include Hidden FiguresArrivalThe Revenant, and Citizen Kane. TV shows include Game of Thrones and Star Trek.

  • The Wire with Dr. Vincent Piturro: Some call it the best TV series in the history of television. Set in Baltimore, it covers a great deal of ground in its five seasons, including the drug trade, the police, the shipping/harbor politics, education and schools, the local government, and the print media. Analyze the show that gave us some of the most infamous and memorable characters in the historcy of TV.

  • ENG 3113 - Later Anglophone Literature, with Dr. Craig Svonkin: Hidden classics, old and new - from the Romantics to the Modernists to the Postmodernists, English and and American, including Blake, Wordsworth, Barbauld, M. Shelley, Dickinson, Whitman, Douglass, Melville, Larsen, Stein, Williams, Hughs, etc., and an exclusive excerpt of Colson Whitehead's John Henry Days.
  • ENG 3508 - Rhetoric of Humor: Parody, Satire, and Comedy, Tues., 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. online sychnronous with Dr. Elizabeth Kleinfeld: Indulge your need to laugh and get academic credit! Explore how humor persuades. Examine the relationship between writer and audience, the purposes of humor, and the rhetorical techniques and strategies comedic writers use. Study humorous texts in a variety of genres and produce your own humorous texts.

  • ENG 3712 - History of Film II with Dr. James Aubrey: This course covers film from 1938 - present, including important movements like Classic Hollywood Cinema, Italian Neorealism, the French New Wave, American Independent Cinema, and other recent world cinema.

  • ENG 3770 - Multicultural Cinema with Dr. Chereka Dickerson: Counts as the University Multicultural credit. The course will cover four areas: African-American, Asian-American, Latinx-American, and Native-American films.

  • ENG 382F 30695 - Screenwriting Studio, Tues., 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. online synchronous with Rebecca Gorman O'Neill: Everything you need to know to write a screenplay, teleplay, or web series.
  • ENG 463E - Fellini with Dr. Vincent Piturro: This course covers the famous Italian director's career from his start in Neorealism through great films such as Nights of CabiriaLa Dolce Vita, and 8 1/2. Join us and indulge in one of the best directors in the history of cinema.



Monsoon Wedding Film Showing 

Thursday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m.
Sie Film Center, 2510 E Colfax Ave.

Free Admission

Discussion to follow with Dr. Vincent Piturro.





CANCELLED MSU Denver English Conference

Friday, April 3, Sessions run 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Plaza Building


Continental breakfast, Lunch with keynote speaker Ben Markus, Investigative Journalist, Colorado Public Radio/National Public Radio.

Accepting proposals through March 1, 2020. To submit a proposal, please email Dr. Pam Troyer or Dr. Andrew Pantos.

Online registration ends March 30.


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