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.
For opportunities and news about the changing role of the major, see English Now
News and Updates
Fresh Ink Issue #17 is now open, the annual compilation of essays drawn from BC's First-Year Writing Seminar.
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.
Tuesday, 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.
Friday, September 30, Parents' Weekend Reception for English students, parents and facutly. 11:00 a.m. – noon, Stokes South 4th floor lobby.