Sunday, March 1, 2009

Obama's favorite books now a class


Anne Langendorfer is finally seeing one of her dreams come true: her dream course will be offered this spring quarter at Ohio State. The course is titled "Barack Obama and/as Literature."

Langendorfer, a graduate student in the English Department, created the course through an annual contest in the English Department.

"Every year graduate students in the Ph.D program in English are invited to submit ideas for a special topics course of their own design," said Manuel Martinez, associate professor of English. "The criteria for winning is based on best design, originality and the likelihood of drawing interest from a broad range of undergraduates."

Martinez said this year seven graduate students applied, but Langendorfer's proposal stood out. >>MORE

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