MA and PhD in English: Application Season

MA and PhD in English: Application Season

GWU is gearing up to accept new applications to its MA and PhD programs in English. Due dates are early February and early January respectively. Please share with your most valued, prized undergraduate/graduate students looking to take up further research in our key areas of study including: Medieval and Early Modern Literature, British Postcolonialism, American…

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,…