Hitting the Road in Search of American National Identity
Walking along the shore of Walden Pond, having just read Thoreau’s description of the whistle of the morning train, and then hearing the commuter rail speed by on those same tracks, Dan Cormier realized how wrong he was about early American literature.
Of Islands & iPads
Scott Cohen, associate professor of English, agrees that Stonehill encourages faculty to develop teaching methods that use technology in innovative ways.
The English major and minor alike offer a multi-disciplinary approach to literary study that forges connections between texts and contexts, as well as between the literary arts and studies in the humanities.
Our program enjoins students to explore the literary arts as a contact zone where history, critical analysis, theory and creative writing converge.
Explore Literature in All its Forms
Through courses in poetry, fiction, drama, non-fiction, graphic novels, cinema and new media, students examine the world through multiple lenses, navigate a variety of literatures and cultures in English and pursue new ways of seeing received truths.
With two journals of culture and letters, and with a new Creative Writing minor offering courses in poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and playwriting, the English Department also offers many chances for students to produce literature of their own and share their unique perspectives.
Join a Vibrant Community of Professors & Students
English majors enjoy a vibrant community of rigorous and engaged professors, literary scholars and creative writers. Students can engage in the social and cultural activities organized by the undergraduate English Society and can join in the vigorous life of literary scholarship by participating in the annual Undergraduate Literary Conference that we co-sponsor with Bridgewater State University.
The Department’s focus on student success is reflected in the recent recognition of Professor and Department Chair Jared Green in The Princeton Review’s 2012 edition of The Best 300 Professors, which cites Professor Green’s “intent to encourage students to thirst for intellectual challenge and to love engaging with their world both critically and creatively.”