Reading Course with Nadeem Aslam

The English Department has arranged for interested majors to enjoy a 1 credit reading course with our esteemed British Council Writer in Residence Nadeem Aslam.

The course will meet on four Tuesday evenings (10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13) from 6:30-8 PM in Rome Hall 663 (English Dept. small conference room). The class is limited to no more than ten students. It is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity.

The official course designation is ENGL 701. 10 Studies in Contemporary Literature (CRN 67503). Three books have been ordered by Mr. Aslam and are available at the GW bookstore: Kazuo Ishiguro, An Artist of the Floating World; Alan Warner, Morvern Callar; and Geoff Dyer, Out of Sheer Rage. If you would like to take the course, you should also have read or be currently reading Aslam’s Maps for Lost Lovers. We would also like you to participate in the English Department’s “book club” on the novel, to be held on Thursday October 25 at 8 PM in Marvin Center 402. All students and interested readers are welcome at that event!

Students enrolled in the course will keep a reading journal. A copy of the journal and three pages of reflection upon the course’s materials will be due to the department chair at course’s end. The course is graded PASS/FAIL.

Students interested in taking the course should write a one paragraph letter of application to the department chair, stating their reasons for wanting to participate. The letter and a completed add/drop form for the course should be turned into the department main office (Rome 760) by Wednesday Sept. 26.

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