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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

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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English Major Darien Bucher explores female Hamlets in Senior project
Posted on 31 March 2016 | 5:01 pm
College of Charleston Magazine published this profile of English major Darien Bucher’s Bachelor’s Essay on the history of productions of Hamlet with women in the title role. Darien Bucher explores female Hamlets  
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