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Graham Drake

Professor of


Welles 217A
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Graham Drake

Graham Drake has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1989.

Faculty Information


  • M.A., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A., Houghton College
Spring 2015 Classes

ENGL 361:
History of English Language

    A historical survey of the English language, introducing the techniques of historical linguistic research and contrasting the phonology, grammar, and lexicon of Old and Middle English with that of Mod
    ern British and American English. The course also considers the growth and distribution of ?World Englishes,? including Canadian, Indian, Southern Hemisphere varieties as well as English creoles and pidgins. Students also contribute to an updated edition of the Dictionary of Geneseo English. Prerequisites: ENGL 203. Offered fall, even years
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HUMN 220:
H/Western Humanities I

    A search for moral, social, and political alternatives and meaning embodied in the institutions, culture, and literature of Western Civilization from the beginnings to 1600. The course is factual as w
    ell as conceptual, including a narrative history of the period covered.
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