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Bachelor of Arts


Leadership Studies


This project is not solely a commentary on leadership studies, nor is its significance exclusive to the field of English. Rather, it is an effort to unite the two fields in a way that offers valuable contributions to both areas of study while pointing out the necessity of further interaction between the topics of leadership and literature. The few works which are traditionally regarded as having something to contribute to leadership studies are those which are either included in the canon of English literature, or those which directly demonstrate a leader-follower relationship and have a particular lesson to teach about leadership. Because of the value of fiction that does not meet these two constraints, the exclusion of temporal literary works is presently an oversight in leadership studies, as novels have much to contribute to the development of able, qualified, and knowledgeable leaders.