College of Arts and Sciences


  • Tung Publishes on Literary Criticism

    February 25, 2011

    English Professor Charles Tung has published “The Future of Literary Criticism: Assessment, the Curricularized Classroom, and Thick Reading,” in Literary Study, Measurement, and the Sublime: Disciplinary Assessment.  The essay and the book are available online.

    The argument draws on the anti-psychometric use of assessment by Seattle University’s English Department to focus attention on the classroom as a powerful site of disciplinary formation and to rethink dominant disciplinary methodologies. Tung began the essay at a Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Writing Retreat in 2008. 

    Tung, who received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, joined the faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences in 2004.  His courses include British and American modernist literature, literary theory, and Asian American literature.  

    In addition to the English Department’s degree programs in literature, creative writing, and film studies, the College of Arts and Sciences offers 30 undergraduate degrees and 7 advanced degrees.


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