Why Literary Criticism?


Often times as a teacher, I feel as if my students know when I am not an expert in a concept I am trying to instruct. My previous studies have focused on political theory but after passing the English GRE, I was given a job as a high school English teach. I began teaching Literature five years ago at a private school, despite not having taken an English course since 1998 as a college freshman. The expectations are incredibly high at this school, and I knew instantly that I would need further education in order to fully instruct my students.

I enjoyed my undergrad work at IUP so I decided to look into grad programs and low and behold I found the Literary Criticism PhD program. I immediately enrolled. My obsession with reading and discussing literature has been enhanced while I earn the credentials I need to set myself apart from other teachers in my field.


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