With rich and varied literary and writing courses, this program transforms students into close readers, insightful critics, and superior writers. Students analyze classical, medieval, British, American, Irish, African American, and modern literature; may select from a range of courses in major authors, special topics, or the practice of journalism; and try their hands at composing plays, songs, poems, and short stories under the tutelage of regular professors as well as noted visiting writers.

English majors are immersed in the University’s historic and esteemed literary tradition. Sewanee is home to both the Sewanee Review, the country’s oldest continuously published literary quarterly, and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, a yearly two-week gathering of writers that has included Pulitzer, Bollingen, and Nobel prize winners.

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AIKEN TAYLOR INTERNSHIP DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 24
November 12, 2014
Senior students from all disciplines are invited to apply for the Aiken Taylor Internship with the Sewanee Review.
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Professor Engel has busy fall and spring planned
October 23, 2014
Bill Engel has just been voted Discipline Representative for "Emblem Studies" of the Renaissance Society of America; and is slated to become the next President of the Poe Studies Association. He will be presenting a paper entitled "'The Domain of Arnheim' decoded" at the International Poe Conference in New York in February.
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Sewanee Review Announces Fall Open House
October 16, 2014
Join us on Tuesday, November 11 for the Sewanee Review Fall Open House as we celebrate the release of our fall issue on the form of the essay and the close of our 122nd year of publication.
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