- Research Program Mentor
PhD Doctor of Philosophy
Literature and Literary Theory, Philosophy, Creative Writing, Race and Ethnicity, Cultural Studies
Want to create your own language? Want to write poetry in your own language? Together we will learn what it takes to create an original language. You will come out of the project not only with something to brag about to your friends but also with a highly sophisticated understanding of the structures of language, from its sounds to its grammars.
The canon of English literature is overwhelmingly male and white. Are you interested in reading literary works written by writers who fall outside of this purview? What would a canon composed only of women and people of color look like? Together we will explore some of the most important texts produced by a set of writers of your choosing. We will come away having read and appreciated a range of texts, having interrogated the idea of canonicity and its relationship to power, and having identified possible areas for future research.