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Department of English

The study of English is fundamental to a liberal arts and sciences education. English Department faculty members teach students to read perceptively and critically; to understand the historical, cultural and aesthetic dimensions of language and literature; and to write with clarity and precision.  We offer courses in literature, film, composition, rhetoric, and creative writing. Read More

Keep up with English Department faculty, students, and alumni with 5 College Way: The English Department Blog, and Folio: The Annual English Department Newsletter.

Department News

McKayla Conahan Wins SC Academy of Authors’ Student Prize
Posted on 2 February 2016 | 7:26 pm
Congratulations to Creative Writing minor McKayla Conahan, who won this year’s South Carolina Academy of Authors’ student prize. She is awarded $1000 and is invited to attend a brunch for Fellows and the SCAA Induction Ceremony and Reception in April, at which four prominent South Carolina authors will be welcomed into the Academy: Dorothy Allison, […]
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The College of Charleston MFA: A new program with a long tradition.
Posted on 28 January 2016 | 8:45 pm
We’ll be starting our first classes in the MFA program in creative writing this fall, but the Department of English at the College of Charleston has long been dedicated to writing and the celebration of literature. Take a look at this list of writers who’ve visited the college over the last forty years to get […]
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Department Events

Feb 25, 2016 - 7:00 PM
Rebecca Lee will deliver a reading of her fiction. QA, book signing, and refreshments will follow.
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Feb 25, 2016 - 7:00 PM
Rebecca Lee will be reading from her fiction and answering questions, followed by a book signing and refreshments. Free and open to public.
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