Southwestern’s English Department prepares students for a life of engaged, critical thinking by studying the literature and cultures of the English-speaking world.
Reading, discussing and writing about texts past and present, students gain a deepened understanding of literature’s role in shaping and reflecting society. They learn skills of interpretation, analysis, research and writing, whose applications and value span a broad spectrum of personal and professional pursuits.
Award-winning author Lesléa Newman will be delivering a talk entitled “He Continues to Make a Difference: the Story of Matthew Shepard” on Tuesday, March 4, at 4 p.m. in Mood-Bridwell Atrium.
Scott Newstok, Associate Professor of English at Rhodes College, will lecture on “Crafting Freedom” on Tuesday 18 March at 4 p.m. in the Marsha Shields Ballroom.
Award spotlights students who excel in their internships as well as in the classroom and the community