At Grinnell, all studies take place within a liberal arts framework, focusing on the study of German literature and culture through the contexts of the arts, history, social history, philosophy, and politics.
Languages and Literatures
Many of the English faculty have developed online projects to enhance our teaching.This page highlights a few examples of such projects.
Stephen Andrews has collaborated with Ralph Russell of the music department and technologists David Berk and Munindra Khaund to create a multimedia edition of The Souls of Black Folk: Essays and Sketches.
The Creative Writing Scene at Grinnell
Oakley explains how funerary art illustrates classical Athenian perceptions and reactions to death.
Srinivas is a Professor of English and Dean of the Humanities at Duke University. He has also served as President of the CHCI (Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes).
The study of Spanish at Grinnell is an interdisciplinary immersion in Spanish-speaking cultures worldwide. You’ll live the language in class, at weekly tables and labs and special events, talk with visiting guests and scholars, and enjoy study-abroad and internship opportunities in Latin America and Spain.
Russia is culturally rich, diverse, enigmatic, vast.
German is more than a language — the curriculum studies German culture, history, philosophy, literature, arts, and film; German House and a weekly German Table allow you to live the language with fellow students, native speakers, and visiting guests. You can cap off your experience with study abroad, a senior seminar, or an independent research project.
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.