My name is Maura Corbett, and I am an Assumption College senior this year. I am a double major in English Literature and the Classics, concentrating in Ancient Greek. I also plan on being a History and Medieval Studies minor.
When I first heard about the AAS seminar from a friend two years ago, I was encouraged to apply. In addition to the opportunity to look at primary sources, I was told the class was a unique experience that allowed one to work with other professors and students on one specific aspect of American history. I am especially excited about this year’s topic. As the Editor-in-Chief of Assumption’s literary magazine, I understand the importance of technology to spread word among a community, but I cannot imagine the amount of time and effort required to construct the country’s first newspapers and pamphlets.
I can’t wait for our first class tomorrow!