English Department Open House 10/20

The great feminist poet, critic, and theorist Adrienne Rich warned: “We must be acutely, disturbingly aware of the language [and, I’d add:  forms, narratives, tropes, genres, conventions, ideologies] we are using and that is using us.”  True, English, among other things, can rescue you from being bamboozled by the givens, the taken for granted, the “way it is” (but doesn’t have to be).  We make language and language makes us.  Literature helps us learn and unlearn.  At the same time, reading and writing literature is so much fun, an affirmation of creativity and possibility, a steamy and sometimes jarring love affair with beauty, and much else.  Imagine that!  Discover what English has to offer (see below)…

Professor Pfister
Chair, Department of English

English Department Open House, Weds, October 20, Downey House, 294 High Street, 4-6pm

Winter Session Aid Application Available in Portal

Winter Session aid application is available in the Courses/Winter Session bucket of your Portal. It will be open through noon, Wed, Nov 3. If you are thinking about a Winter Session course, please apply for aid now. Applying for aid does not obligate you to take a class.

Come to Math Jam!

Are you a first-generation student? Need to sharpen your skills in math?  Come to Math Jam for peer support!

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8-9:30pm, Vanguard Lounge, CAAS Building, 343 High Street

For more information contact Professor Ilesanmi Adeboye at iadeboye@wesleyan.edu.

Math Jam.  Tuesdays and Thursdays 8-9:30pm, Vanguard Lounge, CAAS Building, 343 High Street

Interesting facts about the Hebrew Program that you might not know of

Did you know that when you learn Modern Hebrew

  • you can read ancient texts written in their original language.
  • you can listen to hit TV shows and Israeli movies, appreciating the undertones and special humor.
  • your curriculum will include meeting celebrities, discussing their works over lunches, participating in an Israeli film festival and making valuable personal connections.
  • you will earn a full three credits for the year.
  • you can choose whether you use the Humanities or Social Sciences general education designations.

If those facts sound interesting, please consider joining Hebrew courses in the spring semester. There are available spots in the Intermediate and Advanced levels. Please email the instructor Dalit Katz at dkatz01@wesleyan.edu for more information. I hope to see you soon in one of my classes.