Department of English to Offer Undergraduate Major in Creative Writing

Lecturer Rachel DeWoskin (right) leads students in a fiction writing course at Taft House.

The Department of English Language and Literature will offer a new undergraduate major in creative writing, beginning in Autumn Quarter 2017. First-, second- and third-year students will have the option to major in creative writing, or take on a double major in creative writing and any major they wish to pursue, including English. A minor in English and creative writing also will be open to students outside those programs.

Richard Strier to Lead NEH Seminar

The National Endowment of the Humanities has made a grant Richard Strier to lead one of its summer seminars in July 2017. The three-week seminar, entitled “King Lear and Shakespeare Studies: A Seminar for College Teachers,” will allow university educators who instruct undergrads to study King Lear in depth at UChicago.