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Anna Brickhouse

Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of English
Office location and address
Wilson Hall 119
201 Cabell Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Ph.D. Columbia, 1998
M.A. Columbia, 1992
B.A. University of Virginia, 1990
AS-ENGL Brickhouse Fellow
Source: American Council of Learned Societies
August 01, 2012 – May 31, 2013
ENWR 150: Special Topics in Academic and Professional Writing
Special Topics in Academic and Professional Writing.
ENGL 150: Special Topics in English
Special Topics in English.
INST 1550: Interdisciplinary Studies-Student Initiated Courses
Credits: 1–3
With sponsorship and supervision by a faculty member and approval of the Dean's Office, acting for the Committee on Educational Programs and the Curriculum, students may initiate a course in which they provide the instruction. The grade is determined by the faculty member. These courses count as "outside the College." Students in the College may offer no more than 3.0 credits for the B.A. or B.S. Consult the INST course web page at (copy and paste Web address into browser) for specific descriptions.
ENGL 1550: Literature and the Professions
Credits: 3
An introduction to the study of literature that focuses on the intersections between imaginative literature and other fields of human endeavor. Why is imaginative literature worth reading and taking seriously? How can becoming a better reader enhance other aspects of our careers and our lives?
AMST 1559: New Course in American Studies
Credits: 1–4
New Course in the subject of American Studies
ENGL 3570: Studies in American Literature
Credits: 3
Studies the work of one or two major authors. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at
ENGL 3900: Medical Narratives
Credits: 3
Illness experience and medical practice alike are steeped in stories, narrative being a fundamental way we make sense of self and world (including illness and loss). This course inquires into connections among narrative, literature, and medicine through study of literary and other narratives that address a range of illnesses/conditions, the experience of doctoring, and important issues in contemporary medicine and culture. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at
AMST 4401: Literature of the Americas
Credits: 3
This course explores a wide range of (broadly defined) fictions from and about the Americas, from writings by Columbus and the conquistadors through modern and contemporary novels, novellas, and short stories. Students consider the intersection of fiction and history through topics that include New world "discovery" and conquest; borderlands and contact zones; slavery and revolution; and the haunting of the global present by the colonial past.
ENGL 4545: Seminar in American Literature before 1900
Credits: 3
Limited enrollment. Topics vary. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at
AMST 4993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–3
An elective course for American Studies majors who have completed AMST 3001-3002. Students will work with an American Studies faculty member to support the student's own research. Topics vary, and must be approved by the Program Director. Prerequisite: AMST 3001, 3002, Instructor Consent.
AMST 4998: Distinguished Majors Program Thesis Research
Credits: 3
Students spend the fall semester of their 4th years working closely with a faculty advisor to conduct research and begin writing their Distinguished Majors Program (DMP) thesis.
AMST 4999: Distinguished Majors Thesis Seminar
Credits: 3
This workshop is for American Studies majors who have been admitted to the DMP program. Students will discuss the progress of their own and each other's papers, with particular attention to the research and writing processes. At the instructor's discretion, students will also read key works in the field of American Studies. Prerequisites: admission to DMP.
ENGL 8330: Early American Literature
Credits: 3
Surveys American literature to 1840 designed to introduce the literature of the Colonial and early National periods, and to examine the intellectual and literary backgrounds of nineteenth-century American literature. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at
ENGL 8578: Studies in American Literature
Credits: 3
Topics vary from year to year. For more details please visit the department website at
ENGL 8993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–3
A single semester of independent study under faculty supervision for MA or PhD students in English doing intensive research on a subject not covered in the usual courses. Requires approval by a faculty member who has agreed to supervise a guided course of reading and substantial written exercise, a detailed outline of the research project, and authorization by the Director of Graduate Studies in English. Only one may be offered for Ph.D credit. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at