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.



  • Thomas Allen

  • Alice Craven


  • Sian Dafydd

    Assistant Professor

  • Amanda Dennis

    Assistant Professor

  • William Dow


  • Biswamit Dwibedy

    Assistant Professor

  • Liliane Ehrhart

  • Mark Ennis


  • Oliver Feltham


  • Geoffrey Gilbert

    Professor, Director of the Teaching and Learning Center

  • Daniel Gunn

    Distinguished Professor

  • Adrian Harding

    Assistant Professor

  • Brenton Hobart

    Associate Professor

  • Cary Hollinshead-strick

    Associate Professor, Writing Program Administrator

  • Elizabeth Kinne

    Assistant Professor

  • Lauren Lydic


  • Linda Martz

    Associate Professor

  • Daniel Medin

    Professor, Department Chair - Comparative Literature & English

  • Nicholas Moschovakis

  • Ann Mott

    Assistant Professor, Director of the Writing Lab

  • Anne-Marie Picard


  • Rebekah Rast


  • Roy Rosenstein

    Distinguished Professor

  • Sneharika Roy

    Associate Professor

  • Sei Shiomi

    Junior Lecturer

  • David Tresilian

    Assistant Professor

  • Jula Wildberger


  • Russell Williams

    Associate Professor, Director of the Learning Commons and Director of Faculty Development