Dr. Jennifer Nasser Wunder
Director, GGC Honors Programs
- Office B-2430
- Office Phone 678.480.5087
- Cell Phone 678.480.2146
- Email Address firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Wunder is the director of the GGC Honors Programs and an associate professor of English. She holds a Ph.D. in English from Georgia State University. Her more recent studies and research include the literary, cultural, and political influence of secret societies such as the Freemasons during the 18th and 19th centuries. Her book Keats, Hermeticism, and the Secret Societies explores the ways in which hermetic elements from the societies as well as aspects of their rituals and philosophies were woven into the conversations and writings of 18th and 19th century poets and their friends.
She's currently revising one novel and working on another involving some of the more interesting aspects of her research transformed into mystery, murder, small amounts of mayhem, and a little bit of romance, just for fun.
Wunder has been teaching a range of English courses in the University System of Georgia since the early 1990s and while her favorite classes always involve good reads, she'll admit to a certain fondness for British literature, including in no particular order:
- Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
- Marie de France's amazing Lais (Great fantasy lit. from someone close enough to Britain before it was Britain, that Dr. Wunder says she wants her on this list no matter what.)
- Christopher Marlowe's Faustus (She recommends the scene where Helen steals his soul with a kiss.)
- The terrific letters written by Fanny Burney, Lord Byron, and John Keats
- William Blake's stunning work -- See any of the illuminated manuscripts online at http://www.blakearchive.org/blake/
- Christina Rossetti's "Goblin Market" and both Browning's stories in verse or otherwise.
And so many novelists past and present there's not room to list them all, but she says to make sure you read some of the mystery novels and the fantasy ones too.
You are always welcome in her classes where as Alice found through the looking glass, sometimes the right side up is really upside down.
- Doctorate – English – Georgia State University
- Secret societies
- Illuminated manuscripts
- Lost letters