Deborah VanderBilt, Chair   The English Club
The Department of English serves not only students who major in English but all students of the College. We believe that the pleasure of reading is enhanced by the study of literature in its political, aesthetic, and technical aspects.

New courses this fall include: Literature of the Romantic Tradition (ENGL 325); Fin de Siecle Literature (ENGL 327); Writing for Alternative Media (ENGL 364); and Digital Literacy (ENGL 382). See Courses for descriptions.

Upcoming Events:

Friday September 14, 3pm. Welcome Picnic! For all majors and minors, alumni, and students considering the English Major or Minor. Transportation and food provided.

Fr. John Cavanaugh Reading Series: Richard Wakefield, the visiting poet, will read at 8 pm on Tuesday October 30 (in Wilson Formal Lounge).  He'll read new poems as well as those from East of Early Winters, his first published volume. (free and open to the public)

Frankenstein Lives! : papers, performances, films, and discussion, October 30 SJFC (free and open to the public)

November 5-10: Four Freedoms Week

Fisher Players Presents Guys and Dolls November 16, 17, & 18 in Cleary Auditorium

Celebration of Words: students perform their own creative works, December 6

Fisher Players


The Department of English offers courses, from basic to advanced levels, in clear, coherent, and effective writing, as well as a variety of literature courses whose chief aim is to deepen the students’ appreciation and enjoyment of literature, past and present.

A number of English courses may be selected to meet several areas of the college core.




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