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Graduate English Colloquium
This course meets once a week, alternating between public colloquia and seminar tutorials, throughout either the spring or fall semester. The public sessions are led by members of the graduate faculty, while the tutorials are conducted by the graduate faculty member in charge of the colloquium seminar that semester. The colloquia concern issues of interest to scholars, teachers, and writers in English, including representative texts, literary genres and practices, literary theory, pedagogy, creative writing, editorial and archival work. The course increases students' familiarity with a variety of forms and periods, introduces problems of literary history and cultural context, and demonstrates various approaches to advanced work in literature, composition/rhetoric, and creative writing. It gives students a sense of the range of literary studies and provides active examples of intellectual community. Texts are selected by colloquium faculty and by the faculty supervisor of the colloquium seminar. This is a graded seminar.