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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

Anthony Varallo’s Book Named a Finalist in Fiction Prize
Posted on 5 June 2014 | 3:56 pm
Anthony Varallo’s newest short story collection   Think of Me and I’ll Know (TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press, 2013) was named a finalist for the 2014 Balcones Fiction Prize.
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From Page to Screen: Professors’ Short Stories Become Short Films
Posted on 5 June 2014 | 3:51 pm
We all know that art can inspire more art, but what happens when art is translated from one medium to another? Professors Bret Lott and Tony Varallo will find out this June when their short stories will make a big screen debut at the Expecting Goodness Film Festival in Spartanburg, SC.  Lott’s “What About My […]
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