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.
Prof. Solomon's new novel Disgruntled received a rave review in the LA Times from Steph Cha, who wrote that "Disgruntled is . . . a smart, philosophical, coming-of-age tale featuring a vivid protagonist who battles 'the shame of being alive.' . . . Solomon is a masterful writer, and Disgruntled is entertaining and thought-provoking in equal measure."
Thursday, April 2nd, 2015
4:15Bi-Co Mellon Speaking Initiative, Wine & CheeseBi-Co Mellon Speaking Initiative, Wine & CheeseDC Swarthmore Room2015-04-02T16:15:002015-04-02T18:00:00
4:15Bi-Co Mellon Speaking Initiative, Wine & Cheese (CANCELLED)Bi-Co Mellon Speaking Initiative, Wine & CheeseDC Bryn Mawr Room2015-04-02T16:15:002015-04-02T18:00:00Wine & Cheese Reception and meeting.
Thursday, April 9th, 2015
Thursday, April 30th, 2015
4:30"Dorking Out with Kanye and Taylor: Nerd Pop and the Performance of Stigma""Dorking Out with Kanye and Taylor: Nerd Pop and the Performance of Stigma" http://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/263812 Stokes 102 - Humanities Center 2015-04-30T16:30:00 2015-04-30T18:00:00Distinguished Visitor Edward P. Comentale, Professor of English, Indiana University