Profiles in English

Benjamin Dell

Posted On February 7, 2019
Categories Profiles in English

What is your concentration?

Literature

Why are you majoring in English?

I chose to major in English because I wanted to learn how to read critically and communicate complicated ideas in both my day-to-day life and career.

What was your favorite English class at Georgia State (so far)?

This is a very tough question, but I would say Introduction… more »

Gabriella Schuett

Posted On November 6, 2018
Categories Profiles in English

What is your concentration?

Literary Studies

Why are you majoring in English?

I believe that the humanities—particularly the study of literature—are necessary for one’s development as a whole person. I see literature as a window into analyzing social problems, culture, politics, and history. Reading isn’t merely a fun pastime; it’s a vehicle for critical thinking… more »

Bruce Lampros

Posted On August 28, 2018
Categories Profiles in English

What was your concentration?

I was a Creative Writing major, with a dual degree in Film/Communications.

Why did you major in English?

After taking Introduction to American Literature with Laurah Norton, I was enamored with not only the study of English, but also the ways in which that study is a vector for looking at… more »

Kurt Forbes

Posted On March 22, 2018
Categories Profiles in English

What is your concentration?

My concentration is Creative Writing, specifically fiction.

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.… more »

Brenna Skalski

What is your concentration?

Rhetoric and Composition

 

Why are you majoring in English?

I am studying English so that I can practice skills such as reading comprehension, writing, persuasion, and argumentation for law school. I am also majoring in English because I find the study of rhetoric to be incredibly intriguing and important in… more »

Monica Johnson

Posted On February 17, 2017
Categories Profiles in English

What was your concentration? 

 

Rhetoric and Composition

 

Why did you major in English?

 

I love to read. That is the whole reason I became an English major. I sort of happened into the Rhet-Comp program without knowing what I was getting involved in. I didn’t realize how much I would come to… more »

Christian Taurice Bowman

Posted On December 13, 2016
Categories Profiles in English

What is your concentration?

 

My concentration is Literary Studies.

 

Why are you majoring in English?

 

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 »

Sam McCracken

Posted On August 29, 2016
Categories Profiles in English

What is your concentration?

 

I am—unapologetically—following the English literature track, and I love it. I am also pursuing a second major in Spanish (with a concentration in language, culture, and society).

 

Why are you majoring in English?

 

This is a question I receive often (looking at you, dad), and it seems I… more »

Allison Gunn

Posted On February 17, 2016
Categories Profiles in English

What is your concentration?

Rhetoric and Composition

 

Why are you majoring in English?

After 20 years as a chef and leader in the service industry, I had the opportunity to return to school. No longer believing that there are no real-world applications for my skills as a writer and communicator, I changed majors… more »

Christopher Copley

Posted On January 19, 2016
Categories Profiles in English

What is your concentration?

I am an English major with a concentration in Literary Studies and a minor in Religious Studies.

Why are you majoring in English?

I chose English Literature because of the profound impact that reading literature and poetry has had on the way that I view… more »