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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

Simon Lewis co-edits special issue of the Journal of the African Literature Association
Posted on 23 January 2015 | 11:33 am
The Winter/Spring 2014 issue of JALA is dedicated to the March 2013 African Literature Association conference organized by Prof. Lewis and hosted by the College of Charleston.  Lewis co-edited the issue with Maureen Eke with assistance from JALA general editor Abioseh Porter. The issue contains a number of critical essays derived from papers presented at […]
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Help Us Host Poetry Out Loud 2015
Posted on 15 January 2015 | 2:45 pm
We’re hosting the S.C. Region 3 Poetry Out Loud competition once again this year and we’re looking forward to another great turnout from the English Department. Join us on Sunday January 25 at 1:30 PM in the Stern Center Ballroom. 11 students from area high schools will be reciting poetry by John Donne, Christina Rosetti, […]
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Department Events

Feb 26, 2015 - 7:00 pm
Poet Beth Bachmann will be reading a selection of her poetry and answering questions. Her first book, "Temper", was selected by Lynn Emanuel as winner of the AWP Award Series 2008 Donald Hall Prize in...
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Feb 26, 2015 - 7:00 pm
At this event, co-sponsored by FYE, Beth Bachmann will be reading poetry Thursday, February 26th at 7pm at the Randolph Hall Alumni Memorial Hall.
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