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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News

Professor Michael Awarded Faculty Fellowship
December 16, 2014
Congratulations to Professor Jennifer Michael who has been awarded a faculty fellowship from the Appalachian College Association for 2015-16.
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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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