What to Expect
From the language of dress in late 19th-century fiction to first-person narratives of bipolar disorder to legal notions of property and propriety in the 20th-century British novel, our curriculum covers a wide variety of books to challenge how you think. Our courses are taught by distinguished faculty members who know what they’re talking about, having published more than a dozen books in the last five years alone.
As you work toward your 30 credit hours of coursework—either pursuing a comprehensive exam track or a thesis track—you can get published, too. After your first year of analyzing colonial forms of pedagogy, discussing the 20th-century short-story renaissance in the U.S. and more, you’ll have the chance to participate in a publication workshop, which includes regular peer review.
At Case Western Reserve, we keep our classes small so we can maintain a 1:3 faculty-to-student ratio, with typically 10 students or fewer starting each semester.