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Why Study English?

A cornerstone of BC’s thriving program in liberal arts, English engages with diverse literary traditions, past and present. Distinguished by excellence in teaching and small classes, the department helps students at all levels—freshmen to Ph.D. candidates—hone critical and creative skills to take with them into future careers.

News and Updates

Lines As Fine As Charlotte's Web

On the 20th anniversary of the death of Garth Williams, a leading illustrator during what many consider to be the golden age of children's literature, Professor of English Elizabeth Kowaleski-Wallace reflected on his contributions in a piece for Boston Globe "Ideas." She and her husband, Associate Professor of English James Wallace, are co-authors of a new biography of the artist.

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Events

September 15, journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn will talk about journalism's role in global health and ethics at 7:00 p.m. in the Murray Function Room.

September 27, Shakespearean Peter Holland will visit BC as the ACC Distinguished Lecturer. His talk, "Forgetting Shakespeare Performance" will be at 5:30 p.m. in Higgins 310.

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