Welcome to the English Department
We hope you will use the links on the right to visit us virtually and learn more about our program – and then come on up to the third floor of Wyatt Hall to visit us in person.
The English faculty teach courses in literature and culture, writing and analysis, film and theory, graphic novels and medieval romances, Edgar Allan Poe and James Baldwin, drama and children’s literature, and much, much more. In short, we teach a wide range of courses in British, American (and occasionally South Asian or other “colonial”) literatures. We focus on the analysis of literature, as well as the production of it, and we consider the ways in which culture shapes what and how we write and think about texts. To see more about our classes, please click on the course links on the right.
English majors receive a strong background in the analysis of texts and, should they choose to specialize in it, training in the craft of writing fiction and poetry. We promote close attention to texts and language; effective and precise communication skills; a grounded historical awareness; and critical thinking skills.
Our alumi have entered a range of professions and careers upon graduation: business, journalism, the non-profit sector or the government. Others have pursued graduate study in English, education, law, religious studies, archeology, and more. Please click on our Alumni page to see the exciting range of possibilities an English major at Puget Sound allows.
Welcome and feel free to ask questions and visit us.
Priti Joshi, Chair