Information for Students


Students have a lot of options in the Rhodes English Department. By affording them the chance to sample a variety of literature, from the medieval works of Chaucer to the post-modern novels of the twentieth century, English professors give students the opportunity to find what interests them most. Also, students may hone their creative writing skills in intimate workshops headed by the poets and writers in residence. Most importantly, the Rhodes English professors take the time to meet with students, and devote their time and energy into helping young scholars wrestle with important questions and difficult material.

“The English professors at Rhodes have an impressive academic record. They hold degrees from top-tier universities and they continue to publish in prestigious journals.  And yet, during my time there, not once did I feel like an afterthought.”  —Ryan Call ‘05

“Undoubtedly, the Rhodes English professors prepared me for graduate studies at Columbia. I was intimidated at first, but the English courses I completed at Rhodes have been indispensable to the development of my analytical and creative writing skills.” 
—Christina LaPrease ‘06

“The English Department here at Rhodes is an extraordinary community of scholars and learners working together in an environment of intimate camaraderie. The skills I have developed as a result of this four-year “apprenticeship,” so to speak, have thoroughly prepared me to tackle the challenges of graduate study, and the relationships that I have developed with faculty members will certainly endure far beyond my years as a student at Rhodes.”  —Katherine Watkins ’07