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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

New Special Issue of Literacy in Composition Studies Just Released
Posted on 17 March 2015 | 7:49 pm
Literacy in Composition Studies, an open-acesss journal co-edited by Chris Warnick (with editorial assistance provided by CofC M.A. student Colleen Etman), recently released its first special issue. Guest edited by Ben Kuebrich, Jessica Pauszek, and Steve Parks, The New Activism: Composition, Literacy Studies, and Politics explores how the field of Composition, which typically has constructed composition […]
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MFA in Creative Writing Program Will Launch in Fall 2016
Posted on 6 March 2015 | 2:11 pm
The School of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Department of English are proud to announce the establishment of the Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing at the College of Charleston. Beginning in the fall of 2016, the College of Charleston will open its doors to graduate study in both poetry and fiction, […]
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