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Sunday, March 19, 2017

A Message from the Chair: New Fall Courses

Hi, Everyone!

I’m very excited about the courses we’re offering for Fall 2017. As always, we are covering a wide range of periods, genres, media, and critical approaches. There are wonderful courses ranging from the classics of ancient Greece to novels published last year. We are also offering many great creative and expository writing courses.

A few special notes: I wanted to introduce you to our newest faculty member, Dr. Yumi Lee, whose expertise is in contemporary Asian-American and multi-ethnic literature. She received her B.A. from Harvard and her Ph.D. from Penn, and the first course she is teaching, English 4646, will introduce you to fascinating contemporary fiction by American writers from a wide array of races and ethnicities.

We are also offering several new courses, including “Sex and Celebrity on the 18-Century Stage,” “American Immigrant Narratives,” “Racial Pathology” (on race and racism in American literary history), “Gender, Authorship, and Anonymity” (on 19th-century British and Irish women writers), and a new senior seminar on African-American migration narratives.

I also wanted to draw special attention to a new, one-credit course, English 2991, “English Majors in the Workplace.” When you enter the work force, we want all of you to feel confident about the valuable skills you have cultivated in the English major. This course is designed to help you showcase them.

Please let me know if you have any suggestions about courses you would like to see offered in the future! I can be reached at heather.hicks@villanova.edu.

Best, Dr. Hicks

The English department's newest faculty member, Dr. Yumi Lee