Faculty & Courses
Michael Ferber is a professor of English and Humanities at the University of New Hampshire, where he has been teaching since 1987. He has also been an assistant professor at Yale. He earned his BA in Greek from Swarthmore College and his PhD in English from Harvard (1975). He was a draft-resister during the Vietnam War and co-authored a book about the anti-draft movement; in the 1980s he worked for five years in Washington on arms control and nuclear disarmament.
Ferber has published two books about William Blake, one about PB Shelley, A Dictionary of Literary Symbols (Cambridge, second edition 2007), an anthology of European Romantic Poetry, The Blackwell Companion to European Romanticism, Romanticism: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford), and The Cambridge Introduction to British Romanticism.
At the University of New Hampshire, lower-division courses are numbered 400-599; upper-division courses may be numbered either 600-699 or 700-799. The Department of English uses the 600 level to designate courses slightly less advanced than those listed at the 700 level. The Department of History lists the upper-division courses at the 600 level. All courses offered are four-credit courses.
Students taking courses on the graduate level participate in all class sessions with the undergraduate students. In addition, they are expected to write a long paper or complete a special project along with other course requirements, and to participate in individual tutorials with instructors as needed in conjunction with the long paper or project. Graduate courses will be taken at the 800 level.
2013 Course Offerings
Students enroll in two courses. Any of these courses can be taken as an honors course by arrangement with the instructor.
Click on course name for detailed course descriptions and faculty information. *Non-UNH students should note that a 400-level class is equivalent to a 100-level intro class at most other US institutions.*
History 498: Explorations in Historical Perspectives: Land of Hope and Glory? History of the British Isles, 1500-1901.
This course may be used to satisfy the UNH Historical Perspectives Discovery requirement.
History 600: Advanced Explorations: Monarchy and its Challenges in the British Isles, 1500-1701.
This course is also available for graduate credit as History 800.
English 511: Major Writers in English: The Literature of World War I.
This course may be used to satisfy the UNH Humanities and WI Discovery requirements.
English 703: Advanced Nonfiction Writing: Travel Writing.
This course is also available for graduate credit as English 803.
English 758: Shakespeare: Performance and Interpretation.
This course is also available for graduate credit as English 858.
English 797H: Special Studies in Literature: Modernist Fiction: 'Difficult Music'.
This course is also available for graduate credit as English 897(H).