Politics, Sex, Sentiment! (And a fulfilled GPAC Oral Requirement)

Politics, Sex, Sentiment! (And a fulfilled GPAC Oral Requirement)

Hogarth, Beggar’s Opera GW Students: another class to consider for Spring 2015.  This class now fulfills the GPAC Oral Requirement. The Eighteenth Century:  The Theatre of Politics, Sex, and Sentiment Professor Tara G. Wallace CRN: 47695 Tuesday-Thursday 9:35-10:50 AM In 1660, after two decades of Puritan rule, England regained its monarchy and its theatres, and…

Toni Morrison and William Faulkner: Race, Memory and Aesthetics

Toni Morrison and William Faulkner: Race, Memory and Aesthetics

GW Students: Another great course for Spring 2015! Study Toni Morrison and William Faulkner with Professor Evelyn Schreiber (president of the Toni Morrison Society). English 3820W.10, CRN 42671, “William Faulkner and Toni Morrison:  Race, Memory, and Aesthetics” Major Authors: Toni Morrison and William Faulkner: “Race, Memory, and Aesthetics” : This course links authors Toni Morrison and…

The Cultural Memory of Slavery in Literature and Film

The Cultural Memory of Slavery in Literature and Film

GW Students!  We’ll be featuring a few of our Spring 2015 courses here over the next week.  Consider signing up for English 3570: The Cultural Memory of Slavery in Literature and Film, taught by Professor Jennifer James.  The CRN is 48139, TR 2:20-3:35.  The upcoming two hundred-year anniversary of the end of the Civil War…

You can Receive Your BA and MA in English With Our Combined-Degree Program

You can Receive Your BA and MA in English With Our Combined-Degree Program

The GW English Department is  Accepting Applications for the  BA/MA Program An MA in English is a wonderful degree which affords graduates numerous opportunities. Our students have gone on to very promising careers in editing, law, marketing, and technology, just to name a few.  http://chronolect.com/archives/830 Students who wish to pursue their MA in English have an…

More Exciting Spring 2013 Classes: Dean’s Seminars Focused on Shakespeare

More Exciting Spring 2013 Classes: Dean’s Seminars Focused on Shakespeare

Dean’s Seminar, Spring 2013 ENG1000: Global Shakespeare  ||   Prof. Alexa Alice Joubin(Taught on Foggy Bottom) Course Description   The 2012 London Olympics and the multilingual World Shakespeare Festival brought global Shakespeares home to Britain. Beyond the English-speaking world, his plays and motifs are present in the performance cultures of Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Asia/Pacific,…

Dean’s Scholars in Shakespeare at GW

Dean’s Scholars in Shakespeare at GW

    George Washington University Columbian College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of English are pleased to announce the Dean’s Scholars in Shakespeare, a signature program for undergraduate students directed by Alexa Alice Joubin. The program offers a select group of students a unique opportunity to explore the works of William Shakespeare in…

New Course on Asian American Cultural Studies for Spring 2012

New Course on Asian American Cultural Studies for Spring 2012

Spring 2012 is the first semester in which English will be offering ENGL 3965, a new topics course in Asian American Cultural Studies. Next semester, Prof. Patty Chu–known to many majors as our Director of Undergraduate Advising (she probably signed you up for the major!)–will be teaching the inaugural course under this new rubric.  As…

“What does it do?”: A Student’s Tribute to His Professor

“What does it do?”: A Student’s Tribute to His Professor

Recently we blogged about the news that RateMyProfessors.com may be a relatively reliable indication of students’ assessments of their professors, contrary to what some of us thought. Here is a teaching”assessment” of the old-fashioned sort. The subject is Assistant Prof. H.G. Carrillo. The author is senior Joe Mancinik, who officially closes out this semester as…

“Tempest” Debate: A Guest Post by English Major Tori Kerr

“Tempest” Debate: A Guest Post by English Major Tori Kerr

With the Republican debates taking up most of media’s attention in the month of November,  it seems fitting that GW should have its own debate—only,  this one wasn’t political. Students from both Prof. Holly Dugan’s and Alexa Alice Joubin’s Shakespeare classes took to the stage in a debate concerning the protagonist of The Tempest—the topic…