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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

Alumna Publishes Essay On the Ten-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 2:37 pm
Ten years after Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath ravaged the city and the surrounding environs of New Orleans, Christina D’Antoni (’14) reflects on her hometown and her coming-of-age years marked by incalculable loss in the Washington Post‘s “Post Everything” blog site.  Click here to read, “I Was a ‘Katrina Kid'”.  
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Prof. Eichelberger talks about Eudora Welty at Mississippi Book Festival
Posted on 20 August 2015 | 6:08 pm
On Saturday, August 22, the Mississippi Book Festival will take place in and around the state capitol building in Jackson, MS. Dr. Julia Eichelberger is honored to be among those talking about Mississippi and its writers during this event. She’ll be part of one panel called “Margaret Walker Alexander, Eudora Welty, and the Making of Literary […]
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Department Events

Oct 8, 2015 - 7:00 pm
Award winning writer Julie Orringer will be reading from her work. Refreshments and a QA will follow, and books will be available for purchase.
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