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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.

Writing at Grinnell

Dorothy Allison at Grinnell College

Writers @ Grinnell

Writers@Grinnell, the English department’s reading series, brings to campus writers of all kinds: poets, novelists, memoirists, essayists, radio essayists, columnists, graphic memoirists, playwrights, and short story writers.

Creative Writing

The English department believes that creative writing ought to be fully integrated into the formal study of literature.

Department Information

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Grinnell, IA 50112
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