Student Feeback on The Course Formerly Known as Critical Methods

Student Feeback on The Course Formerly Known as Critical Methods

Jacques Derrida Critical Methods [newly named Introduction to Critical Theory] is one of the greatest classes I’ve taken at GW. The course involved quite a bit of reading, but every text taught me something new and made me reconsider and analyze the way I read, wrote, and thought. It’s the a class that I think…

SPRING 2016 COURSES: Professor David McAleavey’s Poetry Explodes in America

SPRING 2016 COURSES: Professor David McAleavey’s Poetry Explodes in America

Professor McAleavey’s Spring 2016 course: POETRY EXPLODES IN AMERICA (American Poetry II) ENGL 3621 This course examines important books by eleven American poets from throughout the 20th century, who collectively disrupt the continuity and traditions of English-language poetry, starting with the Georgian, even Horatian lyrics of Robert Frost (just before WW I) through the Modernist…

Jack-O-Lit Returns! Mon Oct 26

Jack-O-Lit Returns! Mon Oct 26

[Click banner image to enlarge] It’s pumpkin carving season! So it’s time for… Jack-O-Lit! Jack-O-Lit is our annual literary pumpkin carving event that is your opportunity to socialize with GW English faculty and librarians. Take a break from your studies and enjoy some food and good company. Date: Monday, October 26 Location: Kogan Plaza Time: 3-4:30pm…

Professor Holly Dugan’s Shakespearean London 2015

Professor Holly Dugan’s Shakespearean London 2015

Professor Holly Dugan reports on Shakespearean London, a short-term study abroad course that GW English will run again in the coming semester! Last March, my students and I travelled to London and Stratford as part of English 3446: Shakespearean London. We had the opportunity to study Shakespeare in some of the locations that defined his…

British Romantic Period Students Visit National Gallery of Art

British Romantic Period Students Visit National Gallery of Art

ENGL 3530 group examines a painting. The National Gallery of Art—one of the finest institutions of its kind on the globe—is a mile and a half away from the George Washington University Campus.  The gallery’s physical and financial accessibility (it’s free!), peacefulness, and gorgeous collection demand a visit, which is one of several reasons that…

GW Impact: The Charles and Deborah Frank Fund for Veterans Studying Sustainability

GW Impact: The Charles and Deborah Frank Fund for Veterans Studying Sustainability

Chuck Frank, GW English BA ’74 GW English Alum Charles “Chuck” Frank (BA, 1974) was recently featured on the GW Impact blog for his important philanthrophic work, particularly his establishment of The Charles and Deborah Frank Fund for Veterans Studying Sustainability.  You can read the entire piece here.  This excerpt provides a summary of Frank’s…

Transnational Queer Film Studies Returns Fall 2015

Transnational Queer Film Studies Returns Fall 2015

GW Students (and students in the consortium!): English 3980W, which is co-sponsored by the Department of English and the Short-Term Study Abroad Office, will be offered again in Fall 2015.  Interested students will need to register through an application process that can be accessed using this link to  GW Study Abroad. This unique course has…

Reflections on Professor Mitchell’s “Disabled People and the Holocaust”

Reflections on Professor Mitchell’s “Disabled People and the Holocaust”

*The following blog was created by students in Professor Mitchell’s Dean’s Scholars in Globalization Class during Spring semester, 2015: “Disabled People and the Holocaust”.  Each student has written an entry for exhibitions, museums, and memorials attended during a 10 day trip to Germany.  The primary goal of our investigations was to examine the medical mass…

It’s National Poetry Month & Famous GW Citizens Are Reading Poems!

It’s National Poetry Month & Famous GW Citizens Are Reading Poems!

April welcomes spring’s first flowers and the sustained bloom of National Poetry Month. It’s no coincidence that seeing with a brighter light—and feeling with a warmer disposition—redirects our attention to poems, wherein language becomes stranger, freer, and more like music. In the coming days, the students of Professor Jennifer Chang’s ENGL 2470 (Poetry Writing) course…

CCAS E-Magazine Features David Mitchell’s Disability Studies Class

CCAS E-Magazine Features David Mitchell’s Disability Studies Class

“Disabled People and the Holocaust” class on site in Germany Professor David Mitchell’s course Disabled People and the Holocaust is featured in the latest CCAS E-Magazine.  You can read the entire story here. Here are some excerpts: ‘Mitchell, who has a disability, first envisioned the course with women’s studies professor and research partner Sharon Snyder in…