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…

Honors in English

Honors in English

To: English Majors From: Marshall Alcorn and Robert McRuer Re: ENGLISH HONORS January 23, 2009 Dear English Major, Welcome back to campus! You are warmly invited to apply to the English Department Honors Program. Department Honors offers a unique opportunity to participate in an intensive and supportive year-long program, comprising the fall and spring semesters…

English 179 goes to Prague

English 179 goes to Prague

English 179.60 took the department’s global focus quite literally this month. Professor Robert McRuer and thirteen students—including English majors Reed Cooley, Erica Manoatl, Colby Katz-Lapides, Jon Mahoney, and Jessica Rawlins—traveled to Prague on November 5 to spend a week at Mezipatra: the 9th Annual International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. The class, “Transnational Film Studies…

Folger Seminar on Books and Early Modern Culture

Folger Seminar on Books and Early Modern Culture

In partnership with the Folger Shakespeare Library, the George Washington University is pleased to offer a new seminar on Books and Early Modern Culture. The seminar is a one of a kind experience, offering undergraduates the chance to have reader’s privileges at the library and to utilize its world famous collection of Renaissance books. The…

Creative Writing at GW

Creative Writing at GW

The English Department at George Washington University includes one of the largest all-undergraduate creative writing programs in the U.S. Each semester between 400 and 500 students study the writing of plays, filmscripts, short fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction in small, 15-person classes. About half of these courses are at the introductory level, and appeal to…