Our department fosters the open understanding of literatures and cultures in English. We promote original work on new questions of history, criticism, theory, and analysis. We invite practices of reading and writing that challenge the ongoing creation of knowledge in our fields. English is among the largest undergraduate concentrations at Brown, and graduates of our Ph.D. program are recognized for their scholarship across the globe. Our nonfiction writing program opens up the useful diversity of styles and modes of writing.
New Courses by New Faculty
From the Poetic Cosmologies to The Roots of Tolkien’s Fiction to Oedipus in Myth, Tragedy, and Theory there are a number exciting new courses by new faculty this Fall.