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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

Sailing the Arctic Circle
Posted on 22 May 2015 | 8:58 am
Congratulations to CofC alum and English major/CW concentrator Alexander Lumans, who recently received an Arctic Circle Residency for his creative writing. The competitive—and highly unusual—residency offers writers an opportunity to pursue their work while sailing aboard a three-masted tall ship in the Arctic Circle. From June 12 to July 1, Alex will set sail with […]
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Valerie Keller, Hannah Evans Earn Phi Kappa Phi Awards
Posted on 13 May 2015 | 3:29 pm
Senior English Major Valerie Keller received this year’s Phi Kappa Phi award for the outstanding essay or creative work for her story “Tell Me Anything,” mentored by Prof. Anthony Varallo.  Senior English Major Hannah Evans received Honorable Mention for her researched essay, “Against the Single Story: Literary, Virtual, and Physical Space in the Work of […]
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