Brian Hartwig

I am a doctoral candidate in the English Department, where I focus on Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century American literature, drama, and culture. My dissertation explores the interplay between American prose and drama at the turn of the twentieth century. Before coming to Stony Brook, I earned an M.A. in American Studies from Columbia University, where I wrote my thesis on the modernist playwright Elmer Rice and his engagement with early Hollywood's fan culture.

Discussion Questions: Promoting Active Learning and Building Community

Discussion Questions: Promoting Active Learning and Building Community

Among the challenges we face in the undergraduate classroom are getting students to work actively with literary texts, to contribute meaningfully and purposefully to class discussions, and to develop the skills necessary to construct arguments and support these arguments with direct textual evidence either verbally or in writing. I’d love to write here that I […]

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