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School of Arts and Sciences. The Writing Seminars



  • Existence: 1953-


The Department of the Writing Seminars began as the Department of Writing, Speech and Drama in the fall of 1946. By 1953, the Department had grown to include eight faculty members and was granting the Bachelor of Arts as well as the M.A. degree, when the administration decided to terminate the speech and drama aspects of the program. The writing classes were made into a new and smaller department called the Writing Seminars.

As of 2016, the department chair is David Yezzi.

Source: Source: Department of the Writing Seminars records finding aid (RG.04.200)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Department of the Writing Seminars records

 Record Group
Identifier: RG-04-200
Scope and Contents

The records of the Department of the Writing Seminars date from 1947 to 1953, 1978 to 1982, and 2015-Ongoing and are arranged in three series. Series one consists of graduate student files from the years 1978-1982. Series two consists of issues of The Hopkins Review, a literary journal published by the Department from 1947 to 1953. Series three includes archived versions of the department's website from 2015-Ongoing.

Dates: 1947-1982; 2015 - Ongoing