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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

Profs. Seaman and Vander Zee Receive ExCEL Awards
Posted on 6 April 2015 | 2:23 pm
Congratulations to Professor Myra Seaman and Assistant Professor Anton Vander Zee, both of whom were honored on March 25 with ExCEL Awards, honoring their commitment to creating a campus environment that promotes diversity and excellence. Prof. Seaman received the Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award for the School of Humanities and Social Sciences; Prof. Vander […]
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Bret Lott Inducted into SC Academy of Authors Hall of Fame
Posted on 6 April 2015 | 2:14 pm
On April 11, the South Carolina Academy of Authors will induct College of Charleston professor of English Bret Lott into the South Carolina Literary Hall of Fame. Lott, along with this year’s fellow inductees Dorothea Benton Frank, William Ioor, and Marjorie Wentworth, will be honored by the academy, which is devoted to the identification, recognition […]
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Department Events

Apr 24, 2015 - 2:30 pm
A celebration of graduating English majors, with posters featuring student research projects, readings of original fiction and poetry, and awards for outstanding students.
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