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The English faculty at Catawba College bring E.M. Forster's directive, "Only connect," to life. We connect our students to other times and other places and other cultures through the study of writers such as John Donne, Jane Austen, Henry James, and Toni Morrison. We connect our students to their inner selves through the exploration of poetry and narrative and to each other through dynamic conversations about things that matter.

Our students are drawn to the English Department by the magic of words and by professors who share their passion for literature and writing. Together, teachers and students explore Native American literature and Southern Women Writers on Film. They write poetry and short fiction under the guidance of faculty who are published writers. They delve into social issues as they examine prison literature and the poetry of the Beat Generation.

The courses required for the major prepare students for graduate or professional study in fields such as literature, professional and creative writing, law, and related academic disciplines as well as for careers in teaching, professional writing, publishing, or business.

Also, be sure to visit The Writing Center (ADM 211), where students can find one-to-one tutoring on their writing projects. Tutors can work with students at any stage of the writing process, from topic-formation to final revisions.