Literature in Public Life

Studies in literature and creative writing improve not only communication skills but the ability to evaluate our own and others' ideas. English faculty teach students to analyze competing discourses historically and critically in order to understand their ideology, rhetoric, and impact on our lives. Faculty also model such analysis in their own creative and scholarly work. Below, our professors offer their insights and expertise in public conversations about race, gender, colonialism, the pandemic, creativity and the arts, and other essential issues of our times.