New Course in Cinema Studies: Bollywood Cinema

New Course in Cinema Studies: Bollywood Cinema

The English department announces the launch of an exciting new course in Spring 2017!  This new course is in film studies: in Spring 2017, students and alumni can learn more about the world’s most widely consumed popular cinema: Bollywood Cinema.  From Coldplay and Beyonce’s music video “Hymn For the Weekend” to the Oscar-winning Danny Boyle film Slumdog…

English and Honors Students to Hold Public Symposium December 10

English and Honors Students to Hold Public Symposium December 10

The 1992 film Basic Instinct and many other cultural texts and issues will be discussed Professor Robert McRuer taught two courses in the interdisciplinary field lgbt studies this fall, and students in both classes will be coming together on Saturday, December 10, to present their work-in-progress.  Students from both “Transnational Queer Film Studies and LGBTQ Cultures” (English…

What Can You Do With An English Major?

What Can You Do With An English Major?

Paul Cheney of MarketingExperiments The senior editor at MarketingExperiments, a Florida-based firm, recently wrote us to share why his company (and others) value English majors.  Check out Paul Cheney’s guest blog below.   Should You Major In English? 3 Highly Marketable Business Skills that English Majors Have in Spades I received my B.A. in English…

Exciting new course additions on Shakespeare taught by Alexa Alice Joubin for the Spring 2017 semester

Exciting new course additions on Shakespeare taught by Alexa Alice Joubin for the Spring 2017 semester

Two exciting new course additions are being offered on Shakespeare for the Spring 2017 semester: Come sharpen your skills of analyzing 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…

GW English News: Student Outreach, Minor for Business Majors, Engaged Humanities

GW English News: Student Outreach, Minor for Business Majors, Engaged Humanities

Prof. Holly Dugan. Naishi Jhaveri | Hatchet Staff Photographer You may enjoy reading three recent pieces from The GW Hatchet on recent undertakings by the GWU English Department. First, a fine piece on our outreach to students and alumni. As the article notes, we are trying our best to connect with current majors, prospective majors,…

Dean’s Seminar with Professor Schreiber: What’s New About Plays?

Dean’s Seminar with Professor Schreiber: What’s New About Plays?

  This Dean’s seminar takes advantage of the theater offerings in Washington and asks the question:  What is new about new plays?  Are contemporary playwrights reworking classical themes or are their works entirely new entities?  What themes reappear and how are they presented?  The course also considers how classical plays are re-imagined for modern audiences. …

Staying home this summer?  Travel the globe with this Summer Online course: Eng 1710W with Professor Daiya

Staying home this summer? Travel the globe with this Summer Online course: Eng 1710W with Professor Daiya

Staying home this summer?   Travel the globe with this Summer Online course:  Eng 1710W  CRN 91670                             Professor Kavita Daiya  Study modern global literature and cinema​ through the theme of travel and cross-cultural encounters.   ​Encounter fiction, film, travel writing, music videos,  ​and ​essays…