Humans of the English Department–Interviews with Faculty and Students

Doing Too Much and Still Making it Work: An Interview with Emily Buza

Emily Buza is a senior at Clark University studying English and Theatre, and she is currently working on her honors thesis. She is also the Editor in Chief of Clark Writes, Clark University’s official creative writing blog, as well as an actor in The List, one of this year’s Playfest plays. Additionally she is a…

An Interview with Professor Senquiz on her Spring ’20 Course, Toni Morrison

Olivia Simonds’s interview with Professor Senquiz on her upcoming Spring 20′ Course, Toni MorrisonI got the chance to ask Professor Senquiz some guiding questions about her upcoming spring course, Toni Morrison, where she discusses how her class will honor the literary legacy Morrison has left behind. O.S: Can you talk briefly about yourself? (Personal projects/passions,…

An Interview with Professor Blake on her Spring ’20 Course, Reading Voraciously: Food and Literature in the 20th Century

Olivia Simonds’s interview with Professor Blake on her upcoming spring course, Reading Voraciously: Food and Literature in the 20th Century.I got the chance to ask Professor Blake some guiding questions about her upcoming spring course, Reading Voraciously: Food and Literature in the 20th Century, where she discusses the ways in which students can think critically about…

Learning to Teach: An Interview with a MAT Student

Zachary Noel, a recent graduate from our English Department, is currently a student in Clark’s Master’s in Teaching Program (https://www.clarku.edu/academics/graduate/programs/masters/teaching/ ) This interview describes his experiences in the program as well as advice for any English majors or minors who are thinking about teaching and considering going into the program.  How do you find the…

A Brief Interview with English Major Azariah (Oz) Kurlantzick

A brief interview with Azariah (Oz) Kurlantzick (class of 2020) about their summer internship and what it taught them. We hope this will be informative for Majors and Minors, especially those interested in education or the MAT program here at Clark. What was your internship, name and brief description of activities? I was a Teaching…

Queering the Curriculum through the Exploration of Queer Victorians

  This semester Professor Kasmer offered a new special topics course in 19th Century British Literature titled Queer Victorians. This course has worked on exploring the ways queer sexuality and gender were viewed during the Victorian Era which can be studied through the themes present in many Victorian works. In this interview, Professor Kasmer describes…