Below you will find information on the courses Stephen Grandchamp has taught.  Click to download an extended syllabus for further information.

Illinois Wesleyan University
HUM270 (Revolutions in Literary Analysis: From Close Reading to Distant Reading): special topics course with comparative exploration of the methodologies, histories, and theories of close reading and distant reading, with particular focus on data mining of literary data (syllabus)

HUM104 (World of Ideas: The Modern Era): general studies humanities course covering poetry, drama, the novel, film, philosophy, visual art, and music from 1800 to the present (syllabus)

GW100 (Living Visually: The Graphic Novel as Coming-of-Age Narrative): freshman composition course exploring the autobiographical graphic novel in context of the Western bildungsroman (syllabus)

ENGL170 (The Year Without a Summer: The Birth of Modern Horror): literature course in which students explore the legacy of the famous 1816 scary story contest involving Lord Byron, Percy Shelley, Mary Shelley, and John Polidori through Frankenstein’s portrayal of mental illness and The Vampyre’s utilization of a romantic villain (syllabus)

Kettering University
LIT-307 (Poetry: Substance and Structure): seminar focused poetic history, structure, and content with particular emphasis on the thematic consequences of adaptation through performance in digital media (syllabus)

HUMN-365 (Art and Nature in Early Industrial England, 1770-1900): interdisciplinary humanities elective in which STEM students consider the ethical implications of the rise of industrialization through direct engagement with poetry, fiction, paintings, philosophy, and history in units focused on Romantic perspectives, the Condition-of-England novel, and the rise of science fiction (syllabus)

HUMN-201 (Introduction to Humanities): foundational course for STEM students to engage with several humanities disciplines (literature, history, philosophy, and the visual arts) in the context of the emergence of the discourse of individual development from 1700 to the present (syllabus)

Michigan State University
ENG210 (Foundations of Literary Study I, Online): fully online version of mandatory introductory course for the English major in which students learn close reading technique through the study of multiple genres over multiple historical periods and national traditions; students create texts in multiple genres, including digital modes of writing, and sharpen their critical writing abilities for future courses in the major (syllabus)

ENG126 (Introduction to Literary Genres, Online): fully online version of liberal studies course in which students are introduced to close reading, as well as poetry, drama, and the novel; additionally, students develop digital projects in which they creatively adapt and direct scenes from Sophocles and Shakespeare (syllabus)
*Won Honorable Mention (Online Course) in campus-wide 2013 AT&T Faculty – Staff Award Competition in Instructional Technology at MSU

ENG126 (Introduction to Literary Genres): introduction to English literary genres for non-majors, focusing particularly on process of close reading and the limits of individualism in poetry and the novel (syllabus)

ENG232 (Writing as Exploration): liberal studies course in which students both produce creative writing and learn about the historical development of autobiography and confession in Western culture (syllabus)

Western Michigan University
ENGL1050 (Thought & Writing, Online): online version of freshman composition in which students hone writing skills while exploring the relationship between digital identity and writing (syllabus)

ENGL1050 (Thought & Writing, Digital Section): freshman composition course in which students learn about genre through the engagement with film, movie-making, wikis, blogs, and digital composition (syllabus)

ENGL1050 (Thought & Writing): freshman composition course in which students learn about writing in genres, both traditional and digital (syllabus)