We've listed some useful information on this page to help you prepare for the summer 2013 session. We welcome questions by phone or email, so please do not hesitate to contact us.
New and returning students will be contacted by email by the School of Letters office with information about courses, housing, meals, required forms, policies, and pre-registration. 2013 students should have received information about formal registration, opening day schedule, and class schedules by individual email.
Students may pick up your orientation packets on Sunday, June 9 at Gailor Hall from 2 - 4 pm. Dorms and Apartments will open on Sunday June 9 at 2 pm, There will be an opening dinner at 6 pm at Spencer Atrium. Click here for an opening day schedule.
Guest Readings and Lectures are usually each Wednesday at 4:30 pm for the duration of the program. The last day of classes is Thursday July 18. Dorms close on Friday July 19 at 4 pm.
The course offerings are listed below, and you can read about the courses in more detail on the Course Listing Page.
2013 Course Listing
English 501, Classical Literature in Translation. Chris McDonough.
English 508, Poetry, Lyrical and Dramatic. Allen Reddick.
English 557, Shakespeare. Ann Jennalie Cook.
English 575, The Expatriate Experience in American Literature. Jennifer Lewin.
English 586, Joyce. Lauryl Tucker.
English 598, Forms of Fiction. Michael Griffith.
English 509, Workshop in Poetry Writing. Danny Anderson or Charles Martin.
English 510, Workshop in Fiction Writing. Michael Griffith or Adrianne Harun.
English 512, Workshop in Nonfiction Writing. Neil Shea.
If you are a returning student and you have not received a pre-registration form (pdf above), please fill out one and submit it by mail or email. Call us if you plan to return to Sewanee and have not received private email communication from the School of Letters Office by March 1.
Information about returning class registration (triplicate) forms will be posted here soon.
Tuition is $2364 for one course, and $4724 for two courses. Fees are $164 per student. Total costs for tuition and fees for 2013 are $4,888 for 2 courses and $2528 for one course.
There is a $25 keycard deposit for dorm rooms or University apartments that will be returned when keycards or keys are turned in, so please bring a check for $25 to opening registration.
All students must fill out a health form (pdf above). You may fill this out and email it, or print it and mail it to our office. Students who do not fill out a health form will not be able to register.
HUMPHREYS DORM Rates for dorm rooms at Humphreys Dorm will be $875 for the six weeks per person. The dorm will open at 2 pm on Sunday June 9 and close at 4 pm on Friday July 19. There is a $25 keycard deposit that will be returned when keycards are turned in, so please bring a check for $25 to opening registration.
The living spaces in Humphreys Hall are arranged in suites. A few are suites of five and six single bedrooms with one living room and two baths. In most cases, however, suites comprise two double bedrooms connected by a shared bathroom. Though these bedrooms have two twin beds, we assign them as singles. Each also has adjoining study space. With either type of suite, then, graduate students do not have to share sleeping space with a roommate. Humphreys Hall is air-conditioned. The twin beds are standard size. You will need to provide your own linens and towels, but the maintenance staff will clean the bathrooms periodically. Laundry facilities on the premises are free for dorm residents. Most students will occupy second- or third-floor rooms, and Humphreys Hall is equipped with an elevator. We can, however, arrange a room on the ground floor for any student whose medical condition requires it.
*Please be aware that smoking is not allowed in any University buildings. Pets are not allowed in dorms. This includes chickens.*
BRICK APARTMENTS Rates for University Avenue Apartments will be $1090 for the six weeks. Apartments will also open at 2 pm on Sunday June 9 and close at 5 pm on Friday July 19.
OFF-CAMPUS Please fill out a Housing Form and let us know your contact information for your off-campus address if you do not choose University Housing.
RIVENDELL New this year, and offered first to returning students, rooms are available by application at Rivendell Writer's Colony. Rivendell provides a quiet, studious atmosphere in a beautiful setting overlooking Lost Cove. Single and Double rooms are available at a rate of $1200 per room for the School of Letters term. (So, $1200 for a single, and $600 each for a double.) Students must apply though Rivendell. Read more about this new opportunity here. Contact our office for details on applying.
Current parking regulations can be found at http://life.sewanee.edu/live/parking-policy-general. Students will receive specific information about vehicle registration in an email closer to arrival time.
McClurg Dining Hall, now under the management of the University, will be open for all meals during the summer session. There will not be a required meal plan as in years past. McClurg Dining Hall will be open daily for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Hours are: Breakfast 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM, Lunch 11:00 AM – 1:00 AM and Dinner 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. The cost to eat in McClurg is $5.00 for Breakfast, $6.50 for Lunch and Dinner. You must show your Sewanee student identification card or full rates will apply.
The 2013 Catalog is posted above under FORMS. You may read the 2012 Catalog here. Students will receive a hard copy of the catalog and will be asked to sign a release stating that they understand the policies therein.
ENGL 501, Classical Literature in Translation – Chris McDonough
Aeschylus, The Oresteia, trans. Robert Fagles (Penguin, 1984) ISBN 9780140443332
Homer, The Essential Homer, trans. Stanley Lombardo (Hackett, 2000) ISBN 9780872205406
Hesiod, Theogony and Works and Days, trans. Richard S. Caldwell (Focus, 1987) ISBN 97815102884
Greek Lyric Poetry, trans. M.L. West (Oxford World’s Classics, 2008) ISBN 9780199540396
Plato, Great Dialogues of Plato, trans. H.D. Rouse (Signet Classics, 1999) ISBN 9780451530851
Sophocles II: Ajax, The Women of Trachis, Electra & Philoctetes, trans. Richmond Lattimore (Chicago, 1969) ISBN 0226307867
Aristotle, On Poetics, trans. Seth Benardete and Michael Davis
ENGL 508, Poetry, Lyrical and Dramatic – Allen Reddick
The Norton Anthology of Poetry, 5th ed. (Margaret Ferguson, Mary Jo Salter, Jon Stallworthy, eds.), 2005.
Mark Strand and Eavan Boland, The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms, 2001.
Students should obtain copies of Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and King Lear. There will be three sessions on Romeo and Juliet and two each on Hamlet and King Lear. Students may prefer to consult library copies of the plays. If they are purchasing copies, however, they should do so from the New Cambridge or New Arden series, or a major Shakespearean anthology (e.g. Riverside, Oxford, Norton, Pelican), although other editions will be allowed.
Students should have read Romeo and Juliet by the first class.
ENGL 557, Shakespeare – Ann Cook
I do not have a reading list, but I would encourage every student in my class to see as many performances of Shakespeare as they can before coming to Sewanee. Live, movies, TV -- the format really does not matter, but the performance orientation really does. I DO NOT want students to read any of the plays, but they should come equipped with paperback editions of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Taming of the Shrew, Henry V, Richard III, Othello, and King Lear. Any edition will do, but the Cambridge School editions will be particularly useful for those who teach Shakespeare.
ENGL 575, The Expatriate Experience in American Literature – Jennifer Lewin
Henry James, Daisy Miller 978-0-393-97710-3
Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises 978-0743297332
Djuna Barnes, Nightwood 978-0811216715
Edith Wharton, Ethan Frome and Summer 978-0375757280
There will be a large coursepack, with poetry and nonfiction from Stein, Eliot, Pound, and Hawthorne.
ENGL 586, Joyce – Lauryl Tucker
Please make every effort to obtain the editions of these books as noted. This is imperative with Ulysses.
Dubliners ISBN 978-0-14-018647-5
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man ISBN 978-0-393-92679-8
New Bloomsday Book, Harry Blamires ISBN 0-415-13858-2
Ulysses (Gabler Edition) ISBN 0-394-74312-1
ENGL 598, Forms of Fiction – Michael Griffith
Herman Melville's's Benito Cereno
Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis's The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas
Evan S. Connell's Mrs. Bridge (1959)
Muriel Spark's The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1961)
Shirley Jackson's We Have Always Lived in the Castle (1962)
Jane Shapiro's The Dangerous Husband (1999)
Chris Bachelder's Abbott Awaits (2010)
Griffith will also ask students to choose--on the basis of their own interests, and in consultation with him, a ninth novel from a list that will include writers such as Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum, Banana Yoshimoto, Charles Portis, Paul Beatty, Katherine Anne Porter, Eudora Welty, Vladimir Nabokov, Ernest Gaines, Padgett Powell, Jane Austen, and others.
ENGL 509A, Poetry Workshop – Danny Anderson
The Norton Anthology of Poetry, 5th ed. (Ferguson, Salter, Stallworthy)
ENGL 509B, Poetry Workshop – Charles Martin
Gioia, Mason, and Schoerke's Twentieth Century American Poetry, McGraw Hill, 2004.
ENGL 510 A, Fiction-Writing Workshop – Michael Griffith
Ron Carlson Writes a Story by Ron Carlson
The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2012
The Cincinnati Review (issue 10.1, which will be available in May)
Other readings will be distributed in class.
ENGL 510 B, Fiction-Writing Workshop – Adrianne Harun
So Long, See You Tomorrow, William Maxwell
An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter, Cesar Aira
Ideas of Heaven: A Ring of Stories, Joan Silber
From Narrative Design, Madison Smartt Bell:
“Part 1: Unconscious Mind”
“A Wife of Nashville” (Peter Taylor), including Analysis
From The Turning, Tim Winton:
“Biggie,” “Abbreviation,” “The Turning,” “Sand,” “Family”
An additional short course reader also will be made available.
Reading like a Writer, Francine Prose
The Art of Subtext, Charles Baxter
The Art of Time in Fiction, Joan Silber
The Elements of Style, William Strunk and E. B. White
ENGL 512, Nonfiction-Writing Workshop - Neil Shea
Country Driving: A Chinese Road Trip, Peter Hessler
In Cold Blood, Truman Capote
Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer
Dispatches, Michael Herr
Other readings, mostly in the form of magazine articles, will be distributed in class.