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David Dowdy
  • Department: English
  • Courses taught: World Literature, Speech and Oral Interpretation, Big Books (senior elective)
  • Education: B.A., English, Wheaton College; M.A., English, University of Michigan

I spend a lot of time asking students to picture what the writer is saying — to animate it. I’m pushing them, I hope, to experience what they’re reading, to pay attention to the diction, the phrasing, the images, and to bring it alive with their imagination.

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