Welcome to English at Haverford
The English department offers courses in the literary traditions of the English-speaking world. The department aims to develop in its students the ability to respond to texts thoughtfully and critically, and to articulate those responses in clear and fluent English.
In our curriculum, we seek to maintain a working balance between a commitment to the traditional canon of British and American literature and an expanding horizon of fresh concerns, including courses in African-American literature, Asian-American literature, South Asian literature, South African literature, Irish literature, gender and sexuality studies, and courses inflected by particular theoretical foci, such as performance theory, queer theory, post-colonial theory, trauma theory, media studies, and visual studies. This discipline prepares interested students for postgraduate work in English and other subjects; for advanced work in professional and business schools; and for service in government and social work.
Inside English @ Haverford
Associate Professor of English Maud McInerney blogs from the perspective of someone whose research interests lie in the 12th-15th centuries.
A collaboration between Haverford's Arboretum Association and Thomas Devaney's Advanced Poetry Workshop led to "Under an Oak: A Tree Poetry Tour," in which Devaney's students read their original poems dedicated to campus trees.
- Watch the Videos >
- Read the poems >
- Read about the Event >
- Creative Writing Student Wins Sylvia Plath Poetry Contest.
Katherine Lewis BMC '12 studied with Prof. Tom Devaney
The assistant professor of English draws upon her upbringing in West Philadelphia and the bizarre tale of Frank Lloyd Wright's murderous servant for her first novel's inspiration.
English Professor Gustavus Stadler has been awarded an Individual Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities, to support a year of work on his book-in-progress, Woody Guthrie and the Intimate Life of the Left.
Monday, May 4th, 2015
Thursday, May 7th, 2015