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Textual study and written critical analysis sit at the heart of the liberal arts experience, and the Rhodes College Department of English provides rigorous training in both. Our courses provide students with the tools necessary to read literature both attentively and critically, and to articulate those readings in formal papers that match lucidity with imagination. In addition to covering the full range of British, American, and Anglophone literature, from Beowulf to Toni Morrison, our course offerings also encompass film studies, creative writing, and creative non-fiction. Additionally, students can engage in internships and independent study. 

For a literary work to survive, it must master its medium, language. Similarly, we affirm that literary study goes hand in hand with clear, persuasive, and artful argumentation. Finely honed writing skills are not only portable and transferable across the curriculum, but also indispensable in the broader workplace.

Marshall Boswell, Chair


Department of English Faculty 

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Read about English major Emily Clark ′15 in "Faces of Rhodes"!

 

Professor & Chair Marshall Boswell will present the keynote lecture at the Infinite Wallace Conference in Paris, France on Thursday, September 11th, 2014.

 

Congratulations to English Department faculty member "Dr". Jessica Maxwell for successfully defending her dissertation this week at George Washington University.

 

Assistant Professor of English, Dr. Ernest Gibson, discussed "The Talented Tenth - Then and Now" with Dr. Russell Wigginton and Dr.Terrence Tucker at Hattiloo Theatre, August 11, 2014.

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