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Michael H. Levenson

Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of English
Office location and address
434 Bryan Hall
201 Cabell Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
Ph.D. Stanford, 1979
B.A. Harvard, 1973
EGMT 1510: Aesthetic Engagement
Credits: 2
In this class students will learn to identify, describe, and analyze aesthetic phenomena, understand the social role and ongoing evolution of human creative expression, and develop their own approach to creative expression.
EGMT 1530: Engaging Differences
Credits: 2
In this class, students will learn to critically reflect on one's own situation and perspective in relations to one's expanding knowledge of other human experiences, seeking to cultivate a framework for informed reflection on human diversity and social complexity while developing empathy as a foundation for democratic citizenship.
GSGS 3030: Global Cultural Studies
Credits: 3
The course analyzes our global cultural condition from a dual historical perspective and follows a development stretching over the last 60 years, beginning with the period just after WW II and continuing to the present day. Of central concern will be the varieties of cultural expression across regions of the world and their relation to a rapidly changing social history, drawing upon events that occur during the semester.
ZFOR 3501: International Study
Placeholder course for students studying abroad
ZFOR 3504: International Study
Placeholder course for students studying abroad
ZFOR 3512: International Study
Placeholder course for students studying abroad
ANTH 3589: Topics in Archaeology
Credits: 3
Topics to be announced prior to each semester, dealing with archaeology.
ENGL 3610: Global Cultural Studies
Credits: 3
The course analyzes our global cultural condition from a dual historical and literary perspective and follows a development stretching over the last 60 years, beginning with the period just after WW II and continuing to the present day. Of central concern will be the varieties of cultural expression across regions of the world and their relation to a rapidly changing social history, drawing upon events that occur during the semester.
ENGL 3820: History of Literatures in English II
Credits: 3
A two-semester, chronological survey of literatures in English from their beginnings to the present day. Studies the formal and thematic features of different genres in relation to the chief literary, social, and cultural influences upon them. ENGL 3810 covers the period up to 1800; ENGL 3820, the period 1800 to the present. Required of all majors. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu.
ENGL 4993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–4
For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses. Prerequisite: third year, fourth year, English major or minor, AAS major or minor.
ENMC 4993: Modern Literature and Culture Independent Study
Credits: 3
This course will give students in the Modern Literature and Culture program the chance to pursue a 25-page independent study to consolidate their academic interests. Working one-on-one with an English faculty member, students must develop a compelling proposal and reading list and produce a rigorous scholarly exploration of their topic. Prerequisite: Approval by the director of the Modern Studies Program & by an English department faculty member who agrees to direct the project.
ENSP 5820: The Culture of London Past and Present
Credits: 3
The Culture of London: Past and Present" offers an interdisciplinary approach to metropolitan culture, as an historically embedded object of inquiry. Located in London, it runs for a month each year from early June to early July. Faculty members from the University direct, teach and lead the class; they are complemented by London-based specialists in architecture, art history, religious studies and contemporary politics. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENSP 5821: The Culture of London Past and Present
Credits: 1
The Culture of London: Past and Present offers an interdisciplinary approach to metropolitan culture, as an historically embedded object of inquiry. Located in London, it runs for a month each year from early June to early July. Faculty members from the University direct, teach and lead the class; they are complemented by London-based specialists in architecture, art history, religious studies and contemporary politics.
ENSP 5822: The Cultural History of London
Credits: 4
The Cultural History of London offers an interdisciplinary approach to metropolitan culture, as an historically embedded object of inquiry. Located in the city that it names, the program runs for a month each year from early June to early July.
ENGL 8993: Independent Study
Credits: 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 http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
  • Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University (year to be arranged)
  • Fellow, Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, 1997-1998
  • Fellow, Teaching Technology Initiative, 1995-1996
  • Director, NEH Summer Seminar, The Culture of London, 1850-1925, summer 1995
  • Lamont Professor of Ancient and Modern Languages, Union College, Fall 1992
  • Member, MLA Division Executive Committee, Late-Nineteenth- and Early-Twentieth-Century English Literature, 1995-1998
  • Chair (1995) and member (1994) of the judging panel for the Margaret Church Modern Fiction Studies Memorial Prize