Alumni Spotlight

We love to share stories about what our alumni are up to. In our last issue, we focused on alumni who carved out their careers in the Charleston area. In this issue, we offer the first in what will be an ongoing series…

College Mourns the Loss of Beloved Professors Conseula Francis and Alison Piepmeier

On May 9, 2016, following a brief and unexpected illness, we lost our colleague Conseula Francis. An associate provost, founding director of the African-American Studies Program at the College, and professor of English, her gifts in the classroom and beyond were unparalleled….

Thinking, Twice

Each discipline–be it English or engineering, classics or chemistry, business or biology–reflects a distinct sub-culture. Professors build their professional lives around these disciplinary cultures, and students, sometimes without knowing it, easily follow suit. And this isn’t necessarily a bad thing: it’s important to identify…

English Major Wants to Change the Game

  The College of Charleston Magazine‘s Amanda Kerr recently profiled one of our own–Senior English major, gamer, feminist, activist, and researcher extraordinaire, Shannon Haas. Kerr’s piece introduces her reader to Haas’s unique research project that began in an Introduction to English Studies…

English Alumni Scholarship Recipients Give Thanks

It can be hard to remember how much even a little bit of scholarship support can help sustain a college student both practically and in more profound ways. The English department has made a strong effort over the past years…

English Goes to the Archives

Guest Post by Chris Warnick, Allyson Plessner, and Ayre Wilson In ENGL 466: Seminar in Writing, Rhetoric, and Language, students examined the history of English studies at the College of Charleston. Although students learned about and conducted extensive archival research,…

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