Profiles in English

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 »

Leigh Metcalf (nee Schneider)

Posted On October 29, 2015
Categories Profiles in English

Concentration: Literary Studies Why did you major in English?  Initially, I chose to major in English because I felt more inspired during my English classes than any others. This inspiration stemmed from a combination of great professors and the realization that so much of what makes life both challenging and wonderful is so often reflected… more »

Nicole S. White

Posted On May 12, 2015
Categories Profiles in English

What is your concentration? Creative Writing: Poetry!

Why are you majoring in English? I am fascinated by the art of storytelling through non-traditional methods. I want to devote my collegiate experience to the exploration of the craft because poetry has always helped me make sense of the world. For me, poetry is about discovery, preservation,… more »