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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

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Department News

And They’re Off!: Students Accepted into MFA Creative Writing Programs
Posted on 10 June 2015 | 1:02 pm
Congratulations to the following English alumni who will continue writing as graduate students in an MFA Creative Writing Program in the Fall: Owen Hardy (’15) was accepted into the MFA Program for fiction at Queen’s College/Charlotte. Lauren Krouse (’13) will attend the University of North Carolina-Wilmington’s MFA Program for nonfiction. Y-Danair Niehrah (’15) will begin […]
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Sailing the Arctic Circle
Posted on 22 May 2015 | 8:58 am
Congratulations to CofC alum and English major/CW concentrator Alexander Lumans, who recently received an Arctic Circle Residency for his creative writing. The competitive—and highly unusual—residency offers writers an opportunity to pursue their work while sailing aboard a three-masted tall ship in the Arctic Circle. From June 12 to July 1, Alex will set sail with […]
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