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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 Spotlight

Recent Faculty Publications

The past few months have been productive for the faculty members of the department of English. Four of them have had recent books publications.

It started in May with Julia Eichelberger's Tell about Night Flowers: Eudora Welty's Gardening Letters, 1940-1949. That was followed up by Bret Lott's Letters and Life: On Being a Writer, On Being a Christian. Next we welcomed Joe Kelly's examination of the institution of slavery in America's Longest Siege: Charleston, Slavery, and the Slow March Toward Civil War. Most recently is the publication of Anthony Varallo's new collection of stories, Think of Me and I'll Know.

Congratulations to these faculty members on their extensive efforts.

Department News

Sigma Tau Delta to host Graduate School Forum
Posted on 17 October 2014 | 10:02 am
Please join the Department of English and Sigma Tau Delta for a Graduate School Forum on Wednesday, October 22, from 6:30-8:00pm in Addlestone 227.  Professors Chris Warnick, Cynthia Lowenthal, Tim Carens, Jonathan Heinen, and Jesslyn Collins-Frohlich will speak about applying to graduate school, what to expect in graduate school, and what things students can do […]
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English Students Take their Pens to the CisternYard
Posted on 10 October 2014 | 8:45 am
In recent semesters, CisternYard Media–the College’s media conglomerate, rebranded in 2011-12–has taken off, receiving accolades for student-run media. It’s no surprise that many English majors are drawn to the Yard, contributing their writing and editing skills to articles on everything from indie-punk bands to art exhibits to campus social life and politics.  Christina D’Antoni (’14 […]
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Department Events

Oct 22, 2014 - 4:30 pm
Come learn about CofC's Film Studies minor, film courses and film faculty. All interested students and current film studies students are encouraged to attend. Info on spring courses will be given....
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Nov 13, 2014 - 7:00 pm
Author Trudy Lewis will be reading a selection of her fiction and answering questions. Lewis is the author of a short story collection, The Bones of Garbo, for which she was awarded the Sandstone...
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