Tuesday, June 3, 2008

1989 English & Comp Lit Catalogue: Part II

The cover of the 1989 catalogue features photos of eleven notable writers likely to have been favorites of the faculty at that time. Compare these to the eleven notable writers featured at the top of the current SDSU Department of English and Comparative Literature website.


You may notice, among other things, how Zora Neale Hurston and the other women writers pictured have managed to outnumber the men, even as they have in recent
enrollment trends at SDSU, or how back when Hemingway stood his ground, J.K. Rowling, Zadie Smith, and Chris Ware hadn't even produced the works which would eventually grant them the prestige of making it on our department website.


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