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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

Southern Literature Professor Discusses Harper Lee’s Second Novel
Posted on 24 February 2015 | 10:28 am
Fifty-five years after the debut of her Southern novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee recently announced that she would be releasing a sequel to her famous novel called Go Set a Watchman. This summer, readers will be able to read from Scout’s perspective, except this time it is her point of view as an […]
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Film Studies professors pick their top 5 Valentine’s Day movies, Part 2
Posted on 12 February 2015 | 9:41 am
With all of the talent in our Film Studies Program we couldn’t just have one list. Now, it’s John’s turn!  John Bruns, Associate Professor of English and Director of the Film Studies Program, shares his list of must-see romantic movies! Click here for the list!
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Department Events

Mar 26, 2015 - 7:00 pm
Author Charles Baxter will be reading a selection of his work and answering questions. Baxter is the author of five novels, including "Feast of Love", a finalist for the National Book Award, five...
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Mar 26, 2015 - 7:00 pm
Charles Baxter will be reading fiction Thursday, March 26th at 7pm at the Randolph Hall Alumni Memorial Hall.
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