SJU Summer 2017 Grad Courses and Fellowships

The English department will offer two online grad seminars this coming summer. We also have a very limited number of tuition-only fellowships to support students in these courses.

During Summer session 1 (May 30 – June 29), Steve Mentz will teach a course on “Tyranny and Poetry” that will consider how poets respond to tyrants. Readings will include Macbeth, the Holocaust historian Timothy Snyder’s new book On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth CenturyParadise Lost, and the early modern revolutionary essay A Vindication against Tyrants.

During Summer session 2 (July 5 – August 8), Bob Fanuzzi will teach a course on “Thinking While Black: Writers and Activists of the 1960s and 1970s” that explores the works of James Baldwin, Amiri Baraka, Toni Cade Bambera, and June Jordan.

Registration for these courses begins on April 5.

The deadline for fellowship consideration is April 10. Preference will be given to students who need the summer credits in order to complete coursework.


Here’s a copy of the Summer grad flyer:

Su17 grad flyer


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I teach Shakespeare and the blue humanities at St. John's in New York City.

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