Faculty Profile

Susan Perabo

Professor of English, Writer-in-Residence (1996)

Contact Information

Director, Norwich Humanities Program in England, 2013-15

perabo@dickinson.edu

East College Room 307
717.245.1847
http://users.dickinson.edu/~perabo/

Bio

She teaches beginning and advanced workshops in fiction, as well as modern and contemporary literature classes that focus heavily on form and technique. Her recent published work includes a collection of short stories, a novel, and non-fiction essays for magazines and anthologies.

Education

  • B.A., Webster University, 1989
  • M.F.A., University of Arkansas, 1994.

2014-2015 Academic Year

Fall 2014

HUMN 209 Studies in the Humanities I
Required of all students in the Dickinson Humanities Program. This is an intensive immersion program taking place in the city of London as the first component of the Dickinson Humanities Program sequence. The course combines class sessions and site visits to explore London and its environs as a vehicle for understanding key questions about art, identity, and human agency, in the context of history, culture, geography, and governance. This course will fulfill neither a distribution nor a major requirement. Prerequisite: acceptance into the Dickinson Humanities Program in England. Offered prior to fall semester and only in the Dickinson Humanities Program in England.

HUMN 210 Studies in the Humanities II
Required of all students in the Dickinson Humanities Program. Building on HUMN 209, this class provides a broad humanities-centered view of contemporary British life and culture, perhaps including such issues as the arts, identity, education, religion, government, diversity, and media, with an emphasis on Norwich and East Anglia. This course will fulfill neither a distribution nor a major requirement. Prerequisite: 209. Offered fall only in the Dickinson Humanities Program in England.

Spring 2015

HUMN 311 Ind Research in United Kingdom
This is an independent capstone research project designed for all-year students participating in the Dickinson Humanities Program (DHP) in England. Projects are designed by students to include both academic and experiential components; their design and proposed final product must be approved by the DHP resident director. Students are expected to seek out appropriate assistance from relevant UEA and Dickinson faculty.Students will have the option of applying to receive credit towards their major if this is approved prior to the beginning of the project, subject to the rules and procedures of the relevant department at Dickinson. This course fulfills a major requirement only where permission is granted by the appropriate department at Dickinson, as above. Prerequisite: HUMN 209 and 210. Offered spring only in the Dickinson Humanities Program in England.