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
If you are a student reading this page, you probably already know why you want to study English. You already feel the pull of the word and the image. You already know the pleasure afforded by language shaped into stories, poems, memoirs, and essays. Read More
“I didn’t really play video games or interact with video games at all during middle school and most of high school, which is rare for someone who would refer to themselves as a gamer,” Shannon Haas says, noting that these days she does in fact consider herself a gamer.
As she’s delved into the immersive world of avatars, fantastical graphics and outrageous plots, she has been struck by the hypersexualized portrayal of female characters, particularly in some of the industry’s most popular franchises. (Ever heard of Grand Theft Auto?)
The Department of English's annual newsletter, Folio, features stories on alumni and current students, new professors, notes on faculty and more.
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