New Asian American Studies Minor

New Asian American Studies Minor

In response to popular demand, we’re pleased to announce the opening of the new Asian American Studies minor at GW.        This six-course interdisciplinary minor draws upon Columbian College courses from English, American Studies, Theater and Dance, History, East Asian cultural studies, anthropology, sociology, psychology, and women’s studies, with the option to do…

New Summer Course: Shakespeare on Film

New Summer Course: Shakespeare on Film

Take a course this summer, learn to analyze films, and fulfill the Writing-in-the-Disciplines (WID) requirements!  Professor Alexa Alice Joubin is offering ENGLISH 3440W Shakespeare on Film in the first summer session (May 17 – June 23, 2021). See the course catalogue.  SPECIAL FEATURES  Films by people of color, women, and  disability / LGTBTQ-identified actors Relevance…

New Science Fiction Course in the English Department!

New Science Fiction Course in the English Department!

We are pleased to share that English Ph.D. candidate Farisa Khalid was awarded the competitive CCAS Dean’s Graduate Instructorship Award 2020, an award given by GWU’s College of Arts & Sciences  to “exceptional Ph.D. candidates the unique experience of designing and teaching their own undergraduate courses while obtaining financial support for their dissertation research.” Up…

Transnational Film Studies Students to Hold Public Symposium December 8

Transnational Film Studies Students to Hold Public Symposium December 8

Still from Chuecatown (2007), dir. Juan Flahn For the past ten years, GW English has offered a unique interdisciplinary in lgbtq studies and film studies; on Saturday, December 8, students from the class will come together to present their work-in-progress.  Students from Professor Robert McRuer’s “Transnational Queer Film Studies and LGBTQ cultures” (English 3980) will…

Fall 2018 Course Offerings: The 19th Century British Novel and Slow Reading Virginia Woolf

Fall 2018 Course Offerings: The 19th Century British Novel and Slow Reading Virginia Woolf

This Fall 2018 Semester, The English Department will offer two courses, ENGL 3210: Slow Reading Virginia Woolf and ENGL 3551: The 19th Century British Novel. Each course dives deep into some of English literature’s most popular and enduring novels. Both courses are taught by Professor Jennifer Green-Lewis. ENGL 3210 – Readings in Creative Writing: Slow Reading Virginia Woolf…

Spring 2018 Upcoming Courses: Essential Shakespeare and Shakespeare, Race, and Gender

Spring 2018 Upcoming Courses: Essential Shakespeare and Shakespeare, Race, and Gender

Two Shakespeare Courses in Spring on Film and Race           Come sharpen your skills of analyzing canonical stories the society tells about itself. The world is made up of stories. Stories full of sound and fury. Great stories are often strangers at home. One of the greatest storytellers is Shakespeare. His plays…