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With courses ranging from Anglo-Saxon poetry to contemporary fiction, English is the most popular major among BU’s humanities departments. The English Department offers BA, MA, and PhD programs led by prominent literary scholars working in every period of English and American literature. The department’s Creative Writing Program features a world-renowned faculty and has produced winners of all the major awards in poetry and fiction. The department publishes Studies in Romanticism, the leading journal on the Romantic movement, and AGNI, an important literary journal.


Department chair: Maurice S. Lee
Campus address: 236 Bay State Road
Phone: 617-353-2506
Fax: 617-353-3653

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    Krishnan, Sanjay (University of California Press, 2007-06)
    In this essay I argue that the global perspective, established in the era of modernEuropean imperialism, is given institutional expression as a way of seeing that is engaged—both by ruler and ruled— as the frame of adequate ...