English Department

In Grinnell’s English curriculum you will read, analyze, discuss, and enjoy American, British, Irish, and Postcolonial literature.  You will do intensive writing, with the chance to produce both creative and critical works.  You can study independently and travel abroad, such as on the Grinnell-in-London program, and connect with visiting authors and critics on campus.  English majors go on to pursue advanced degrees or careers in fields such as education, journalism, law, public relations, or research.


Celebrated poet Mary Szybist will read from her award-winning book, Incarnadine.

Underrepresented students interested in teaching tomorrows’ college students earn mentoring from second-year to tenure.


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