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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

Literary Events: Fall 2015
Posted on 6 September 2015 | 4:13 pm
Fall 2015 Friday, September 11 @ 7:00 PM: Poetry Readings by Rhett Iseman & Raena Shirali Poetry Society of South Carolina The Charleston Library Society, 164 King Street (just before Queen) Thursday, October 8 @ 7:00 PM: Fiction Reading by Julie Orringer Crazyhorse Reading Series Arnold Hall (Jewish Studies Center) Friday, October 9 @ 7:00 […]
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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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Department Events

Oct 8, 2015 - 7:00 pm
Author Julie Orringer will be reading from her work and conducting a QA. Refreshments and a book signing will follow.
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Nov 12, 2015 - 8:00 pm
Gabrielle Calvocoressi will be reading from her fiction. The reading will be followed by a QA, book signing, and refreshments.
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