English Program News

Centre College honors faculty and staff at closing dinnerCentre College honored members of its campus community on May 16 at the annual faculty and staff appreciation dinner and...
Courtney Lucas ’17 focuses John C. Young research on AppalachiaThe phrase “write what you know” is inspiration for many writers—including Centre College student and Appalachian native Courtney Lucas. The English...
Emily Donlon ’14 receives Fulbright grant to teach English in BulgariaOver the past near-three decades, Centre College has provided more than 50 Fulbright scholars, and the tradition continues this year with...
Mark Rasmussen teaching

The English Program offers courses in British and American literature, creative writing, and film.

In addition to introductory courses, the program’s offerings in literature include courses on such authors as Chaucer, Shakespeare, Austen, Melville, Dickinson, Faulkner, and Woolf, and on such topics as Southern literature, poetry by women, early English novels, Irish literature, African-American literature, modern poetry, Shakespeare and film, and twenty-first century literature. Except for junior and senior seminars, all English courses are open to all students without special permission.

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Your Major Took You Where?

A Sampling of Recent Centre Graduates



Brevard Music Festival Carnegie Mellon University (M.A., entertainment industry mgmt.)
Wesleyan School Belmont University School of Law (J.D., law)
Southwest Times Record Xavier University (M.S., Montessori education)
Portland Stage University of Kentucky (M.L.S., library and information science)
James Graham Brown Foundation Lipscomb University (M.F.T., marriage & family therapy license)
Hoskins, Hill & Hill PLLC Wake Forest University (M.A., English)