Williams College English Department

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 Lit: a series of contemporary writing

Students of English acquire a sophisticated awareness of
linguistic and literary representation
while cultivating the ability to read critically and write persuasively.

The study of English allows students to explore the critical role language and literature play in the shaping of human culture and social experience. Department courses cover a variety of national, regional, and diasporic literary traditions; acquaint students with a range of genres and cultural practices, including poetry, prose, drama, film, and mixed or emerging media; and employ a range of critical and methodological approaches. All foster skills of critical analysis, interpretation, and written argument and expression.

By cultivating a sophisticated awareness of linguistic and literary
representation, and by encouraging the ability to read critically
and write persuasively,  English courses provide students with
an intellectual foundation and analytical skills that they can draw
upon to follow a wide range of paths.  Please look around our
website and contact the Department administrator, Pat Malanga,
if you have any questions.  (Patricia.S.Malanga@williams.edu)