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.
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.
The English Department hosted “An Afternoon with Writer Michael Gray” on Monday, October 19 at 4 p.m. in Room 110 of the Olin Building. Gray is a noted Dylan expert, and the author of The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia and Song & Dance Man III: The Art of Bob Dylan. His talk is supported by the Howard-Crawford Fund.