from Gil Harris, Director of Graduate Studies:
This year’s English Graduate Student Orientation is scheduled for Wednesday, August 26, from 9:00 till 11:00 am in Rome 771. All new graduate students — including first-year BA/MA students, entering MA students, and entering PhD students — are expected to attend, but everyone else is welcome too, especially faculty teaching graduate seminars this semester.
The schedule for the orientation is as follows:
9:00 Waking up: coffee snacks
9:10 Welcome, Introductions: Professor Jonathan Gil Harris, DGS
9:20 The Program and the University
9:20 Tara Wallace, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, CCAS
9:30 Carla Vargas, Advanced Degree Program Coordinator
9:40 The Program in English
9:50 Study in Medieval/Early Modern: Professor Jonathan Hsy
10:00 Study in 19th century: Professor Judith Plotz
10:10 Study in 20th century: Professor Marshall Alcorn
10:20 Progress in the Program
a. Developing a program of study: Jessica Frazier, Charlotte Merrick
b. Taking the qualifying and field exams: Lowell Duckert, Anne Showalter
c. The EGSA (English Graduate Students Association): Nedda Mehdizadeh, President
10:50 Conclusion: Questions and Discussion
Looking forward to seeing many of you on the 26th, and to seeing you all in person some time soon.
Enjoy the last shards of summer!