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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

Woodfin Scholarships Awarded for new MFA Students
Posted on 26 July 2016 | 12:23 am
Here at the new Master of Fine Arts program in Creative Writing at the College of Charleston, we’re delighted to announce the first recipients of the Woodfin Scholarship, Nick Plasmati and Laura Cannon. The two $5000 scholarships will be awarded annually to the best creative writing portfolios submitted by students accepted into the MFA program. […]
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The Future is Bright for these Ambitious Grads
Posted on 7 June 2016 | 5:37 pm
Congratulations to several of our recent English graduates who have carved out a unique path for their future interests with acceptances into advanced degree and competitive programs: Shakarean Hutchinson (English’s HSS Scholar) was accepted into the highly selective MFA in Creative Writing Program for Fiction at Cornell University. Joshua Mangle will pursue an MA at […]
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