Advanced Studies in Shakespeare, Producing Punk, Indigenous Poetry and contemporary Canadian literature collectively intrigued Hunter MacLean, a 2019 graduate of Trent University Durham GTA’s English Literature program.
“There was always something new and interesting, that enabled me to expand the kind of literature that I was exposed to and reshaped my definition of English literature,” states Ms. MacLean. “Trent allowed for so many diverse kinds of literature to showcase that.”
In her third year, Ms. MacLean became the first Trent Durham student to study abroad at Waseda University in Tokyo. While there, she studied English and Japanese literature. “It was amazing to study my program in another country, while representing my home university abroad. Waseda University provided me with an amazing opportunity to teach English at their high school which pushed me toward an interest in returning to Japan to teach.” In addition to the broad spectrum of literary works, her professors in Canada and Japan both introduced her to equally diverse styles of teaching.
“The professors had their own unique way of presenting their knowledge to the class. As a prospective future educator, this allowed me to figure out the kind of teacher I intend to be, and to understand how differing teaching styles can benefit certain topics.”
Ms. MacLean plans to become an educator and will pursue a Bachelor of Education degree in September.