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Graduate Mentorships

Mentorship Information

Each year, the department offers a handful of graduate research and graduate teaching mentorships, contingent upon Graduate School funding and applications from sponsoring faculty members. These mentorships allow interested MA and MFA students to work closely on a research project with a faculty member or to team-teach with a faculty member an undergraduate course in literature, rhetoric, or creative writing while receiving training in course design, pedagogy, and assessment. Interested students should contact the graduate program manager for details about specific mentorships and their application deadlines.

Mentorships: Spring 2024

Frank Christianson

Teaching Mentorship, 13 hours per week
The London Theatre Program Teaching Mentorship offers opportunities to participate in all aspects of program and curriculum design and implementation. As the English Department's longest running study abroad (over 30 years) London Theatre has a rich tradition of providing undergraduate students a singular experience studying Shakespeare in the greatest theatrical culture on earth. As a graduate student, you will participate in all aspects of the program and pay the program costs, while enrolling in separate graduate coursework and receiving a mentorship stipend. Beginning in winter 2024, you will meet with the faculty director and consult on all aspects of program development, including teaching opportunities, site engagement and curation, and course management. The schedule should also allow for opportunities to pursue independent research at archives in London and elsewhere.