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…

Statement on Senator Rand Paul’s CCAS 3000 Course for GW Students

Statement on Senator Rand Paul’s CCAS 3000 Course for GW Students

We would like to clarify any erroneous information you may have encountered in the media regarding the Fall 2017 course to be taught by Senator Rand Paul in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences (CCAS). Sen. Paul’s course is not an English course offering. The course does not count toward the English major, nor…

Screening Shakespeare with Professor Alexa Alice Joubin, A New Fall 2017 Course Offering

Screening Shakespeare with Professor Alexa Alice Joubin, A New Fall 2017 Course Offering

 Screening Shakespeare (ENGL 6260) Monday, 4:10-6:00 pm Professor Alexa Alice Joubin Fall 2017 Semester Shakespeare has been screened–projected on the silver screen and filtered by various ideologies—since 1899. What critical resources might we bring to the task of interpreting performances on film, television, in digital video, and as filmed theatre pieces? This seminar examines the adaptation…

Fall 2017 Course: Shakespeare on Film with Professor Alexa Alice Joubin

Fall 2017 Course: Shakespeare on Film with Professor Alexa Alice Joubin

Shakespeare on Film (ENGL3445) Mon/Wed 12:45-2:00 pm  taught by Professor Alexa Alice Joubin,  offered this fall semester of 2017 Shakespeare’s plays have been adapted for the cinema since 1899 in multiple film genres, including silent film, film noire, Western, theatrical film, and Hollywood films.     This course examines Shakespeare’s lesser-known romance play, histories, tragedies, and comedies…

Morrison and Faulkner Fall 2017 with Professor Schreiber

Morrison and Faulkner Fall 2017 with Professor Schreiber

 An Exciting Fall 2017 English Course Offering: This exciting course links authors Toni Morrison and William Faulkner through the ways in which their fictional and discursive practices reflect on each other.  Specifically, we will examine how the texts of both authors reenact and resist racism and patriarchal structures; how they explore the ways in which memory…

Why and How to Become an English Major: March 3!

Why and How to Become an English Major: March 3!

This announcement went out via the Thurston Hall listerv, but anyone who is interested in declaring an English major or minor at GW is very welcome to attend! If you’re even considering a major/minor in English or Creative Writing, come out to the English department’s upcoming info session in Thurston! This program, formally titled “Why And How…