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...As a graduate student, I have been mentored and supported by professors who take my somewhat non-traditional scholarship and academic inquiry seriously and who are not hesitant to rigorously challenge me...
Why did you major in English? I was fortunate enough to have chosen my major based entirely on what I enjoy. I have always been fascinated by the simplicity of pencil and paper and the creations that have spawned from writers and artists alike. ...
When I first enrolled at Georgia State, I majored in physics. I’m pretty proficient at calculus, so I decided it would be a good idea. As I progressed in my major, I started to feel unfulfilled, and eventually… more »
On September 8 in the Troy Moore Library Drs. Elizabeth West and Harcourt Fuller co-hosted an overflow audience for the English Dept, History Dept and CENCIA sponsored “Jamaican Maroon Intellectual and Literary Symposium and Performance.” During this 4-hour event faculty and students learned of and discussed Maroon culture and history through the prism of literary… more »
The musical Kinky Boots has at its center the theme of self-discovery and self-assertion despite seemingly insurmountable obstacles. This theatrical spectacle was a high point of our trip and of the course: an evening of entertainment and immersion in a world of wonder. More than just theatre arguably at its best, however, the show’s focus on moving outside of… more »
During Spring Break 2016 seven undergraduate English majors accompanied Dr. Megan Sexton for a unique domestic Field School program that provided them exposure to the Publishing industry in New York. Students met with literary agent Maria Carvainis in her Midtown offices and learned about the role literary agents play in the industry. Students also… more »
The Department of English’s annual Open House is next week.
Enjoy pizza, discuss your end-of-year plans with your favorite professors, & learn more about upcoming classes. Also, have a piece of cake in honor of William Shakespeare’s birthday. Award winners will be announced.
WHEN: Thurs, 14 April, from 12:30 until about 2:00 PM WHERE: Troy… more »
Plentiful evidence demonstrates that, in the process of writing Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare, like the two main characters, fell madly in love. In his case he fell in love with the exciting dramatic possibilities created by the… more »