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.


Award-winning poet and playwright Dan O’Brien returns to Grinnell as an artist in residence April 16.

Writers@Grinnell presents novelist and short story writer Daphne Kalotay, author of "Russian WInter" and "Site Reading."