We are delighted to welcome Dr. Amber Shaw to the Coe English Department; she will join the faculty in August 2013. With a B.A. from Rhodes College and M.A. and Ph.D. from The University of Georgia, Dr. Shaw studies nineteenth-century American and transatlantic literature and is particularly interested in the history of the novel, material culture, and gender studies. At Coe she will teach courses in early- and nineteenth-century American literature, nineteenth-century fiction, American women writers, the Black Atlantic, and transnationalism across the long nineteenth century.
The two courses required for the English major have new, improved course numbers:
History of English Literature (formerly ENG 315) is now ENG 280.
Literary Analysis (formerly ENG 615) is now ENG 290.
History of English Literature (HEL) should be taken in the first year or as soon as possible. Literary Analysis should be taken immediately following HEL. Ideally, both courses will be completed by the end of the second year if not sooner.
If you’re going to be a senior majoring in English next year and you’re interested in writing a senior thesis, you should be in conversation with one or more members of the department. Check out Resources for English Majors for more information. You’ll need to have a thesis proposal approved before the end of the semester, so if you’re still considering doing this and haven’t talked to any of us, do so soon!
Want to learn about what it takes to do a senior thesis in English or Creative Writing? Interested in learning about the research and creative writing projects seniors are working on?
Come join the English Department for the Senior Thesis Colloquium on Tuesday, January 29 at 4:00 in Kesler.
The National Undergraduate Literature Conference is coming up at Weber State University April 4-6. Submit your papers on British, American, or World literature or your creative works online by January 14, 2013 to be considered for the conference and publication in Metaphor, the Weber State literary journal. The Call for Papers is posted at their website: http://www.nulc2013.com
“And I submit that this is what the real, no-shit value of your liberal arts education is supposed to be about: How to keep from going through your comfortable, prosperous, respectable adult life dead, unconscious, a slave to your head and to your natural default setting of being uniquely, completely, imperially alone, day in and day out.” –David Foster Wallace