The English department aims to teach all the students it serves, both majors and non-majors, to write and speak well and to read skillfully, thoughtfully and with pleasure. We continue to offer many courses that stress literary history and canonical figures, but we also give our students opportunities to experiment with a variety of new fields, theoretical perspectives and linguistic developments, and to pursue creative writing of their own.
We expect that our majors will graduate with an understanding of the historical and cultural forces that have shaped literatures in English, beginning in the British Isles, but now spread across the world. We want all our students to learn to wrestle with the complex interpretive challenges that literature poses and to become, in the words of Henry James, people "upon whom nothing is lost."
Literary Lunch will continue in Spring 2014!
Literary Lunches happen in Seelye 207 from 12:00-1:00 As always, lunch is provided for the first 20 attendees. All are welcome.
Thursday, March 6th-Guest Lecturer Deborah Morse will discuss Downton Abbey
Wednesday, March 26th-TBD
Wednesday, April 9th-TBD
Wednesday, April 23rd-TBD