Instructor: Glaser Wednesday 9:05 AM– 10:35 AM
This course explores some of the ways that graduate study, graduate school, and graduate culture are distinct from other academic activities. Students will get a sense of the range of conversations–on paper, in person, and electronic–appropriate to graduate school as an intellectual community, and some of the specifics of how to situate themselves in the cluster of related disciplines and subdisciplines that make up the contemporary English department. The focus will be on practical matters of professionalization, but with the intellectual context of that professionalization always firmly in mind. Readings will consist primarily of articles and essays about the history and the current outlook of English studies.