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  • Alumni Spotlight | Whittier College
    me see the whole world as made up of nothing so big nor small as stories Plus I like books and a few professors looking at you Professors Wendy Furman Adams and Charles Adams made me think that I could make a career out of that Describe your experience at Whittier College Who was your favorite professor I can t say enough about the faculty in the English department of course Charles Adams my mentor taught me how to think and challenged me to always make my own standards of success and then exceed them Wendy Furman Adams showed me how to find the poetry in everything and made me realize that having laughter in your voice makes the world more joyful for everyone Professors dAve pAddy and Sean Morris both in different ways taught me about the incredible wealth of fun and fascination that opens up for us when we treat the world like an adventure and approach it with spontaneity cleverness and humor Bill Geiger made me realize I could be an equal even to these people I look up to Truly there would be no way to say I have a favorite and I haven t even mentioned the high esteem I have for Tony Barnstone Andrea Rehn or Anne Kiley Plus it would be impossible for me not to mention the professors from other disciplines who shaped my world Mike McBride Fred Bergerson Caroline Heldman Laura McEneney Stephen Cook What was your most memorable moment at Whittier College I want to mention two memorable moments from graduation because each is important for me in a completely different way yet each encapsulate for me what it was I so loved about my time at Whittier The first is from the graduation ceremony itself I was incredibly honored to be chosen as the graduation speaker for the Class of 2009 and perhaps unsurprisingly incredibly nervous to speak even though I m not usually antsy about public speaking As I was called up on stage I felt myself go hot and cold sensation overload Listening to President Herzberger introduce me felt surreal Still I approached the podium and looked out at the assembled mass of friends family and peers and then turned and looked behind me at the encouraging proud faces of the faculty I paused smiled and began to speak I ll never forget the profound communion and expanding joy that I felt among my fellow Poets in that moment The second is from the next morning when my friends and I gathered to say goodbye A group of us had lived together nearly the whole time we d been at Whittier and by senior year this community of women had become like family to me So when all our cars were packed and it was time to leave I think it hit all of us that this was the end of a particularly blessed period of our lives we were heading out to all corners of the

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  • About | Whittier College
    Admission About Academics News Events Athletics Giving Alumni English Homepage Slider The Bard the Poet Campus English Professor Jonathan Burton explores Shakespeare s continuing place in the liberal arts Read more Milton Shakespeare and Beowulf Oh My Meet Whittier s English faculty and find out what books they keep on their nightstand Read more Alumni Spotlight A Q A with alumna Martina Miles 09 Ph D student in English Literature Read more Prev Next In This Section English Menu Mobile About Majors Minors Preview of Courses Honor Society Submission Guidelines Resources Links Faculty Research Fieldwork Internships Preceptorships Fellowships Study Abroad After Whittier In English Newsletter Support You are here Home Academics English About About On 24 Apr 2013 By Anonymous not verified 0 Comments The Whittier College Department of English maintains a deep commitment to interdisciplinary and historical approaches to literary study Courses in language in various forms of writing and in literary textual and cultural analysis develop the ability to make sense out of both ourselves and the world around us to analyze experience and data to express the results of our analysis clearly and effectively and to take greater pleasure in the experience of life itself The study creation and appreciation of language and literature are thus a significant part of the lives of all liberally educated people and the life of the community Our Department offers a major and minor in English as well as a major in English with an emphasis in creative writing Courses and preceptorship opportunities for those students who intend to go into school teaching or who intend to pursue an advanced degree in English contribute broadly both to personal enrichment in the liberal arts tradition and to professional development in a variety of fields While a good number of English majors choose

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  • Majors & Minors | Whittier College
    Guidelines Resources Links Faculty Research Fieldwork Internships Preceptorships Fellowships Study Abroad After Whittier In English Newsletter Support You are here Home Academics English Majors Minors Majors Minors On 24 Apr 2013 By Anonymous not verified 0 Comments The Department of English Language Literature offers the major in English the major in English with creative writing emphasis and the minor in English Students should plan their course of study in consultation with their faculty advisors as soon as they have decided upon the major Requirements for the Major in English To complete the major in English a student must complete a minimum of 36 credits at least 24 of which are at the 300 level or above and the following ENGL 220 major British Writers to 1785 ENGL 221 major British and American Writers from 1660 At least one course from the two categories of Courses in Writing and Language At least one course from the four categories of Advanced Courses in Literature At least one course from each of the three following major genres Fiction 331 332 333 336 337 352 353 358 362 363 370 Poetry 323 324 327 329 334 335 364 371 Drama 319 326 328 350 355 ENGL 326 or 328 Shakespeare The two senior capstone courses ENGL 400 Critical Procedures in Language and Literature ENGL 410 Senior Seminar Requirements for the Major in English with an Emphasis in Creative Writing To complete the major in English with an emphasis in creative writing a students must complete a minimum of 36 credits at least 24 of which are at the 300 level or above and the following ENGL 220 major British writers to 1785 ENGL 221 major British and American writers from 1660 Three creative writing workshops including at least one at the advanced level and

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  • Preview of Courses | Whittier College
    24 Apr 2013 By Anonymous not verified 0 Comments The following are courses that have been offered or are usually offered by the Department of English For a comprehensive list of courses please refer to the current Schedule of Classes or Course Catalog ENG 305 Screenwriting You know you ve always wanted to write your own movie and here s your chance This course will give you the tools you need to write for the silver screen including plot structure character development scene building dialogue and screenplay format Our methods and assignments will include short writing exercises outlining discussions workshops readings and a weekly film lab time and day to be fixed when the course begins For your major project you will submit a detailed outline for a feature length film and a complete first act 30 pages in screenplay format Readings will include Robert McKee s Story Denny Martin Flinn s How Not To Write a Screenplay Syd Field s Screenplay a few professional scripts like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Sense and Sensibility and The Illusionist and your fellow students drafts Professor Morris ENG 326 Topics in Shakespeare Hamlet and its Afterlives In this class we will spend an entire semester studying Hamlets but not just Shakespeare s melancholy Dane We will also get to know black Hamlets female Hamlets burlesque Hamlets children s Hamlets Freudian Hamlets Arab and Chinese Hamlets Students will approach Shakespeare s play along with its literary and filmic offspring with an array of critical tools including textual criticism character criticism historicist theory psychoanalytic theory and theories of revision and adaptation Finally students will create stage and analyze their own southern California Hamlets Professor Burton ENG 387 Science Fiction Science fiction SF has been described as a literature that conveys a sense of wonder a literature of extrapolation and a literature of cognitive estrangement Another way of putting all this is that science fiction is rooted in the world we live in but it helps us see this world in a strange new way In this class and pair we will explore how science fiction has found novel ways of representing and imagining politics power institution building and social change As we read the likes of Karl Marx Max Weber Michel Foucault and David Harvey we will also read writers like H G Wells George Orwell Aldous Huxley Ursula Le Guin Kim Stanley Robinson William Gibson China Miéville and Paolo Bacigalupi choices still to be finalized We will give special attention to science fiction s penchant for the dystopian imagination From the dictators out there to the fascists in our own heads we will examine how science fiction writers have imagined the workings of power from fears of totalitarian governments to the dread of the self desired oppression induced by consumer capitalism Note this course is paired with SOC 346 Social Power and Social Control Professor Paddy ENG 400 Critical Procedures Question Reality This may be the only advanced literature course best described

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  • Submission Guidelines | Whittier College
    and find out what books they keep on their nightstand Read more Alumni Spotlight A Q A with alumna Martina Miles 09 Ph D student in English Literature Read more Prev Next In This Section English Menu Mobile About Majors Minors Preview of Courses Honor Society Submission Guidelines Resources Links Faculty Research Fieldwork Internships Preceptorships Fellowships Study Abroad After Whittier In English Newsletter Support You are here Home Academics English Submission Guidelines Submission Guidelines On 19 Jan 2015 By bmccombs 0 Comments Dear Whittier College Students Our English Honors Society Sigma Tau Delta is pleased to announce that our annual Literary Review is open for submissions The Lit Review offers a chance for all Whittier College students to publish their essays poems stories or other written works in a prestigious literary magazine that s been printing for several years If you have a piece or pieces of writing or artwork that you are proud of we strongly encourage you to submit it Publications are a wonderful addition to your resume and nothing beats the joy of seeing your name in print The submission period closes on Friday February 27th Submission Guidelines All submissions must be e mailed to english poets whittier edu All writings must be in a Word document doc docx or rtf Include a cover sheet containing your name email a short author bio and the titles of works submitted Multiple submissions must be in separate Word documents All writings must have a title All writings must be in size 12 font No pieces exceeding 1 000 words will be accepted Remember that excerpts are welcome Your name e mail address must be included in the e mail and cover letter but do not have your name in the actual Word document for our blind voting purposes Ex

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  • Resources & Links | Whittier College
    the Media Emergency Information Athletics Athletics Alumni Get Involved Our Alumni Poet Awards Benefits Services Connect Whittier Weekend Information For Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Information for Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Apply Visit Search form Search Calendar Directory Campus Life Admission About Academics News Events Athletics Giving Alumni English Homepage Slider The Bard the Poet Campus English Professor Jonathan Burton explores Shakespeare s continuing place in the liberal arts Read more Milton Shakespeare and Beowulf Oh My Meet Whittier s English faculty and find out what books they keep on their nightstand Read more Alumni Spotlight A Q A with alumna Martina Miles 09 Ph D student in English Literature Read more Prev Next In This Section English Menu Mobile About Majors Minors Preview of Courses Honor Society Submission Guidelines Resources Links Faculty Research Fieldwork Internships Preceptorships Fellowships Study Abroad After Whittier In English Newsletter Support You are here Home Academics English Resources Links Resources Links On 24 Apr 2013 By Anonymous not verified 0 Comments The Department of English has compiled the following websites which you may find useful for your studies English Language Literature Lib Ed Guide A guide to doing English research at Bonnie Bell Wardman Library Center for Advising Academic Success The Center for Advising Academic Success CAAS at Whittier empowers students to become successful self directed and collaborative lifelong learners For students who are looking for short or long term assistance with their educational objectives through tutoring workshops advising coaching or if they are simply looking for a space to work on an assignment CAAS support services and holistic learning environment meet the needs of anyone who is willing to work towards building and sharpening their academic and personal goals Faculty Masters Program The Whittier College Faculty Masters

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  • Research & Fieldwork | Whittier College
    Giving Alumni English Homepage Slider The Bard the Poet Campus English Professor Jonathan Burton explores Shakespeare s continuing place in the liberal arts Read more Milton Shakespeare and Beowulf Oh My Meet Whittier s English faculty and find out what books they keep on their nightstand Read more Alumni Spotlight A Q A with alumna Martina Miles 09 Ph D student in English Literature Read more Prev Next In This Section English Menu Mobile About Majors Minors Preview of Courses Honor Society Submission Guidelines Resources Links Faculty Research Fieldwork Internships Preceptorships Fellowships Study Abroad After Whittier In English Newsletter Support You are here Home Academics English Research Fieldwork Research Fieldwork On 24 Apr 2013 By Anonymous not verified 0 Comments At Whittier College our student body works in close active collaboration with professors who are leaders in their fields Together this team of learners conducts research projects that push the boundaries of knowledge and inquiry For example select students support faculty members with their professional academic investigations At other times it is the faculty which assists the efforts of students in pursuing groundbreaking new research As a result of these experiences and with confidence in their own abilities Whittier students regularly go on to participate in conferences such as the Southern California Conference on Undergraduate Research and other academic conclaves across the nation Students further interact with faculty members in programs that are part of the College s Centers of Distinction and take place at Garrett and Hartley Faculty Masters Houses on campus residences where professors live for a multi year term and coordinate and host an array of educational and social activities While students at large universities struggle merely to gain face time with professors here at Whittier students interact with the faculty personally and on a daily basis

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  • Internships, Preceptorships & Fellowships | Whittier College
    Apr 2013 By Anonymous not verified 0 Comments Internships At Whittier College education goes beyond the confines of campus Here we know that classroom learning needs to be practically applied both for career training as well as civic involvement and so getting out into the community is crucial for intellectual and character growth Whittier s location in Southern California close to Los Angeles and Orange County gives students internship opportunities that will help them gain crucial business training and experience valuable for their post Whittier lives Industries ranging from entertainment to finance aerospace to bioengineering and more all call Southern California home Civic involvement is immensely important at Whittier College as well Our Center for Engagement with Communities brings together faculty students and staff from all sectors of the College to partner with non profit organizations and local government in Whittier and the neighboring communities Learn more about the internship process at the Center for Career Planning Internships And to locate volunteer opportunities in and around Whittier College please visit the Center for Engagement with Communities Preceptorships The English Department s preceptorships are designed for advanced English majors who are interested in teaching whether at the secondary level or in higher education They can be initiated either by the student or by invitation from a faculty member and normally are offered only in lower division English courses English 110 English 120 and English 220 221 Preceptorships are also available in English 222 Literature of the Bible and English 223 Greek and Roman Literature but only to students who have taken the course Preceptors attend class regularly read for each class session and model appropriate student discussion They also hold office hours to assist students in understanding the material and in writing their papers for the course Sometimes they offer or

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