Major program:  Each student, in consultation with an advisor, will work out an individual major program consisting of ENGL201, which must be taken during the sophomore year, and at least nine additional courses, including two courses in literary history, one in literatures of difference, and one in theory.  All but three of these 10 courses must be taken at Wesleyan or in the department's Sussex program. During the sophomore year students choose a concentration.  Concentrations are: American Literature, British Literature, Race and Ethnicity, Theory and Literary Forms, and Creating Writing.

Sample Courses:  Word Up! African American Literature, Theory, and Action; Chaucer and the Critical Power of Medieval Literature; Writing Medicine and the Doctor-Writer; History of Musical Theater; Techniques of Fiction; Writing Creative Nonfiction

Number of Professors: 40

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Title: Faculty Spotlight
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Matthew Carl Garrett

Assistant Professor of English


Research Interests: Literary form and social history; preponderance of episodic narrative in reference to social and political conflicts of the period after the American Revolution; narrative time; the connections between social dimensions of reading, especially the relationship between leisure and labor, and the formal theories of narratology.