[Harvard] English Dept. Approves Overhaul of Undergraduate Requirements

Harvard redesigns its English major, removing required entry-level surveys and sophomore seminars. In their place, courses in the four new categories–“Arrivals,” “Poets,” “Diffusions,” and “Shakespeares”–would interweave literary history with textual analysis. At a gathering for prospective concentrators on Tuesday, English professor Stephen J. Greenblatt said that these courses will most likely be small seminars. […] Although the Norton Anthology of English Literature will no longer be required to sit on…