On September 14, BSU’s English Department will be hosting a Graduate Recruitment Weekend for prospective MA students. If you’ve ever wondered about the various degrees we offer, the work of our faculty, the lifestyle of our students, or the future uses of an MA — this event is for you.
Stop by and see me at the Literature MA discussion. I’ll be there to answer questions and showcase students’ projects. Maybe you’ll even be inspired to start one of your own….
2013 is creeping up quickly. In anticipation, I’m leaving my grad students clues about the research that lies ahead:
Even though we’ve just begun acclimating to Fall 2012, spring schedules are now available! I’ve listed mine below, for anyone planning this far in advance:
English 260: Courtship & Rivalry in Early British Literature (MWF)
English 490: Men & Women Behaving Badly: Gender in Literature (MWF)
English 661, graduate: Respecting “Auctoritas” in Medieval Literature and Scholarship(M)
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On June 4, the BSU English Department will feature “Performing Humanity” on its blog. For more details, click the link to “Performing Humanity.”
On May 4, at noon, the student-driven website Performing Humanity in the Renaissance will go live! Throughout the summer, be on the lookout for regular posts that address issues regarding early modern perceptions on the human-animal divide. This project is the culmination of a semester’s worth of research and seminar discussions — a product of which I’m incredibly proud.
It’s exciting to announce that, as the students in my Performing Humanity in the Renaissance course continue in their semester- long projects, they will be collaborating with me to set up an informational blog. Inspired by the impressive Wonders and Marvels, we will build Performing Humanity.
The site will be debut new material beginning in April, and it will explore the difficulty of defining and categorizing humans and animals by exploring those categories’ representation in a variety of legal, social, scientific, artistic, and literary documents from the early modern period.