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English Department

English Department


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. 

Open Mic Night for Students and Faculty
Wednesday, Nov. 4
7-8:30 p.m.
Filene Recital Hall and Zoom (meeting ID below)

An Open Mic for students and faculty to present excerpts of personal (or class) writing of which they're most proud. This will be a hyflex event, allowing people to Zoom in, either to attend or read? We have reserved Filene Recital Hall for those who would like to attend in a socially distant manner.

Due to College policy, the first thirty (30) registrations will be admitted. Registration details forthcoming.

The Zoom meeting ID is 995 220 2235


Annual Critical Futures reading via Zoom
Thursday, Nov. 12
6 p.m.

Annual Critical Futures reading with Skidmore President Marc Conner, The Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison, Zoom, 6 pm. 

Zoom details to follow