Orientation for New Graduate Students

from Gil Harris, Director of Graduate Studies:
This year’s English Graduate Student Orientation is scheduled for Wednesday, August 26, from 9:00 till 11:00 am in Rome 771. All new graduate students — including first-year BA/MA students, entering MA students, and entering PhD students — are expected to attend, but everyone else is welcome too, especially faculty teaching graduate seminars this semester.

The schedule for the orientation is as follows:

9:00 Waking up: coffee snacks
9:10 Welcome, Introductions: Professor Jonathan Gil Harris, DGS
9:20 The Program and the University
9:20 Tara Wallace, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, CCAS
9:30 Carla Vargas, Advanced Degree Program Coordinator
9:40 The Program in English
9:50 Study in Medieval/Early Modern: Professor Jonathan Hsy
10:00 Study in 19th century: Professor Judith Plotz
10:10 Study in 20th century: Professor Marshall Alcorn
10:20 Progress in the Program
a. Developing a program of study: Jessica Frazier, Charlotte Merrick
b. Taking the qualifying and field exams: Lowell Duckert, Anne Showalter
c. The EGSA (English Graduate Students Association): Nedda Mehdizadeh, President
10:50 Conclusion: Questions and Discussion

Looking forward to seeing many of you on the 26th, and to seeing you all in person some time soon.

Enjoy the last shards of summer!

Gil Harris

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