We believe that learning to use the English language powerfully and precisely within a world of so many languages and cultures will give you the tools to become a critical and creative thinker, able to analyze and interpret individual literary texts, while making enlightened connections with other works and disciplines. Each of our classes will help you develop an informed awareness of traditions and cultural, historical, and literary variations and progressions.

Simultaneously, intensive writing practice will guide you towards clear and elegant expression as you acquire professional writing skills within the cultural sphere. We champion intellectual ambition, creativity, and imagination. We encourage you to pay close attention to the written word when analyzing historical, social, philosophical, and psychological processes, so that you can explore the capacity of language to inform reflection on human values and societal differences and mobilize your creative imagination.

Minors

Faculty

  • Kate Briggs

    Assistant Professor

  • Alice Craven

    Department Chair, Film Studies, Associate Professor

  • Sian Dafydd

  • Stacey Derasmo

  • William Dow

    Professor

  • Mark Ennis

    Instructor

  • Oliver Feltham

    Professor of Philosophy, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies

  • Geoffrey Gilbert

    Department Chair, Associate Professor

  • Jeffrey Greene

    Creative Writing Coordinator, Professor

  • Daniel Gunn

    Distinguished Professor

  • Adrian Harding

    Assistant Professor

  • Brenton Hobart

    Assistant Professor

  • Cary Hollinshead-strick

    Writing Program Administrator, Assistant Professor

  • Elizabeth Kinne

    Assistant Professor

  • Linda Martz

    Foundation Program Director, Associate Professor

  • Daniel Medin

    Associate Professor

  • Ann Mott

    Writing Lab Chair, Assistant Professor

  • Anne-Marie Picard

    Professor

  • Rebekah Rast

    Professor

  • Roy Rosenstein

    Professor

  • Sneharika Roy

  • David Tresilian

    Instructor

  • Hannah Westley

    Assistant Professor

  • Jula Wildberger

    Full Professor

  • Russell Williams