Studying English

Arthur George Kamya’s Summer at the Boston Athenaeum

I had the privilege of spending the summer of 2019 at the Boston Athenaeum as a Boston University PhD Intern. The internship is intended to furnish BU PhD candidates with a taste of professional life outside the academy. Every morning, as I ascended historic Beacon Hill towards the Athenaeum’s imposingly classical, colonnaded building, I counted…

I Wrote it, Now What Do I Do With It?

If you’re anything like me, writing is a minefield. You love it, and when the idea takes hold and doesn’t let you go, it’s a rush. Maybe you like to write poetry or stories, or maybe you’re attempting Nanowrimo for the first time. Writing something—anything—is a wonderful, powerful thing. But then comes the second part,…

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…

Abroad, Bath, and Beyond: Your Semester in England Awaits

By Melanie Jennings   Advanced Studies in England (ASE) is a multifaceted study abroad program that offers endless opportunities for intellectual and personal growth.  Located in the heart of Bath, a beautiful Georgian city glazed in history and adventure, a student will find themselves wandering the streets with a smile cemented on their face.  …

Professor Joan Houlihan Releases Fifth Book of Poetry

We at the English Department are always impressed with the phenomenal work of our faculty and staff, and love to learn everything we can about what they do. This month, our esteemed Creative Writing instructor Joan Houlihan has published her fifth book of poetry, entitled Shadow Feast, available here. I took a minute to talk…

Professor Emerita SunHee Gertz, Professor Betsy Huang, and PhD candidate Lauren Cyr’s New Anthology

Diversity and Inclusion has been on the English Department’s mind recently. As we dive deeper into issues that our collective community faces, it’s easy to see how our interaction with these issues can shape our education, and shape the way we interact with each other. Earlier this academic year, the English Department hosted the Global Cultures…