The Department of English

The English major offers students the skills of close reading, creative writing, literary interpretation, critical analysis, historical research, and rigorous, respectful debate. Our renowned programs in creative and critical writing help students find and use their voices. We are committed to inclusion and diversity as we share the ways literature and language have influenced the values and lived experience of societies over the centuries and across geographical boundaries.

  • A student raises his hand in English class
  • English professor Loren Glass
  • English professor Linda Bolton in front of her class
  • English student holding an old book