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Skidmore College
English Department

Welcome to the English Department


In memory of Samantha Sasenarine, ’21

How does the English major prepare students for living in, and thoughtfully engaging with, the world? Through a curriculum that emphasizes diverse cultural and literary texts, English majors learn to read closely, think critically, as well as research, interpret, and write with clarity, coherence, and precision.

Through a vital intellectual environment that includes class meetings, lectures, panels, and symposia, the English Department offers students the intellectual and practical tools to engage a variety of twenty-first century professional, political, and ethical issues.

As English students progress from introductory to capstone courses, they take on increasingly sophisticated and elaborate modes of writing and analysis that prepare them for a rapidly changing public sphere.

fall 2021 events

Fox-Adler lecture 2021

Alice Wong, Disabled Activist, Writer, Media Maker

Photo of an Asian American woman in a power chair. She is wearing a blue shirt with a geometric pattern with orange, black, white, and yellow lines and cubes. She is wearing a mask over her nose attached to a gray tube and bright red lip color. She is smiling at the camera. Photo credit: Eddie Hernandez Photography

Monday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m.

Virtual event

Registration is required. Please contact David Howson (Arts Administration) for more information.