This course introduces students to the intellectual practices and institutional networks that sustain the work of writing. Bridging the divide between creative and academic literary production, the course explores a range of histories and methods to illuminate their social contexts. Investigating key institutions of literary culture and scholarship (e.g. coteries, schools, readings, conferences, journals, archives), students will familiarize themselves with the interpersonal processes that support literary research and will collaborate on final creative-scholarly projects.


Any combination of two first-year English courses

Course Notes

ENGL 260 is an approved Culture and Creative Expression course for Cap Core requirements.

For the focus of the course each term, see the "Courses" page on the English Department website.

Course Outlines

Please note: Course outlines of record posted may vary from the section syllabus distributed by each instructor (e.g. textbooks, assignments, timing of midterms).