Southwestern’s English Department prepares students for a life of engaged, critical thinking by studying the literature and cultures of the English-speaking world.
Reading, discussing and writing about texts past and present, students gain a deepened understanding of literature’s role in shaping and reflecting society. They learn skills of interpretation, analysis, research and writing, whose applications and value span a broad spectrum of personal and professional pursuits.
John Pipkin’s new novel, The Blind Astronomer’s Daughter, has just been published by Bloomsbury.
Jesse Cordes Selbin, a PhD candidate at the University of California, Berkeley, will be giving a talk entitled “The Social Mission of Literary Study: Creating a Reading Public in Victorian England” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 27 in Mood 113.
English professor loves sharing his knowledge of Bob Dylan, and applauds Dylan’s Nobel Prize.