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.


Bestselling author and social activist Edwidge Danticat is next in Writers@Grinnell series.

Adam Kempenaar ’97 pursues his passions for sports, film, and teaching.