Junior Tutorial Program

I am currently directing the English Department's Junior Tutorial Program for honors concentrators. For more information, click here.

These small group tutorials concentrate on techniques of critical reading and writing over the course of one semester. The writing requirements of the junior tutorial include the twenty-page Junior Essay, in which students explore a literary topic in depth, demonstrate independent critical judgment and analysis, and engage other critical writing. The essay also prepares students for the year-long research and writing of a senior thesis.

This year's offerings include:

Fall 2019

  • Adaptation: Form, Canon, Culture
  • Henry James: Language and Style
  • On Writing and Being Poor: Samuel Johnson to Roberto Bolaño
  • The Inklings: Canon, Criticism, and Genre Fiction
  • The Queer Bildungsroman
  • Strange Intimacies: Diaspora, Transnationalism, and Affect in American Fiction

Spring 2020

  • Precarious Lives: Tales of Survival at the Margins of English Society
  • The Day After Tomorrow: Climate Change Fiction from 1850 to the Present
  • The Transcendentalists and Their Legacy
  • Fiction and Therapy from Psychoanalysis to CBT
  • Women and Science in the Long Eighteenth Century
  • The Long and the Short: Modern and Contemporary American Poets
  • Shakespeare and Beyond: An Introducton to Popular Drama in Early Modern England