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I completed an internship at Wright College in May with a terrific mentor named Tim Doherty, and I found that I thoroughly enjoyed working with this student population. The English faculty at Wright are friendly, easygoing, pragmatic, professional, and fun, and they take themselves as seriously, on par, as good seasoned doctors do, which made me feel right at home. Plenty of DePaul graduates have taught or are currently teaching there, and the college itself is quite well appointed and seems very sensibly administrated in its resources, layout, mission, and the general tone of its day-to-day life. It's in a nice, quiet neighborhood called Dunning on the far northwest side of the city, and the college manages to have a very campus-like feel despite being located in a huge sprawling city. A lot about it appealed to me, in other words, and I'm excited to see where this opportunity leads, and how I can make the most of it while I finish my PhD.
Oh, and I don't have the syllabus for ENG100 complete yet, but my ENG101 section will be reading early 20th century American adventure stories and examining how the history of American literature in the late 19th and early 20th centuries was tied intimately to the emerging voices of modernist writers who frequently chose various forms of adventure as their themes and plots and topical matter. Jack London, Ernest Hemingway, Flannery O'Connor, Shirley Jackson, Robert E. Howard, Ambrose Bierce, Ralph Ellison, and more. Sound fun? Take my class! Wilbur Wright College is a great school.