"Storytelling makes possible redemptions and healings that can't happen in any other way." - Stephen Donaldson, alumnus and distinguished author
The English Department offers the student a unique opportunity to encounter a rich variety of texts in which English, American, and Anglophone writers inscribe meaning into our world. Students discover their own relationship with the world as they hone their skills in reading imaginatively, thinking analytically, and expressing their thoughts clearly, creatively and persuasively both orally and in writing. In English classes, students discuss issues raised in their reading, work on their writing independently and in small groups, and embark on projects that apply their knowledge and sharpen their analytical skills.
The English faculty represents various areas of expertise and teaches a range of courses, from several perspectives. These courses include ones that focus on the writings of a specific author, such as Charlotte Brontë, Virginia Woolf, or Shakespeare; some that are organized around a theme or issue, such as Conventions of the Short Story; others that study British and American texts of specific time period or the writings of African Americans; and courses in journalism and creative writing.
The small college atmosphere enables close contact with faculty and students in this department and adds a rich dimension to the college experience.
The English Department is proud to announce that they will be hosting a reading by Carolyne Wright in Severance 009 on April 1 at 7:30 p.m.. Wright is a poet, translator and memoirist. She will be reading from her poetry collection (Mania Klepto: The Book of Eulene), poems on Chile and Brasil, Bengali translations, and a few new poems. She has written nine poetry collections including "A Change of Maps," which earned Wright the 2007 Independent Book Publishers Bronze Award for poetry and was nominated for the Los Angeles Times Books Award. Her award-winning memoir "The Road to Isla Negra" tells of her experience on a Fulbright Study Grant in Chile. Free and open to the public.
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The son of two mathematicians, Garrity initially declared English as his primary area of study, but after taking John Ramsay’s calculus class as a sophomore, he decided to major in both disciplines. “I had kind of gotten away from math in high school,” says Garrity, “but I rediscovered my interest with Professor Ramsay. I really liked the logical reasoning that calculus requires.”
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