Daniel Towner, Professor, Department Chair
Tyrone Shaw, Associate Professor
Sharon Twigg, Associate Professor
Elizabeth Powell, Associate Professor
Jensen Beach, Assistant Professor
Sandra Noyes, Staff Assistant
Programs in the Writing & Literature Deparment stress the interdependence between literature and writing, between art and craft. Students learn to write and read with sensitivity and precision, to appreciate literature and literary theory, and to produce work in a variety of genres. Creative writing majors specialize in poetry, fiction or the creative essay and sharpen their skills in small writing-workshop courses. English students explore literature and language from critical, aesthetic, historical, linguistic and national perspectives. And communications and community media majors acquire both the practical skills and theoretical knowledge essential to print, web and photo journalism as well as business writing and media relations.
In addition, all of our students gain practical experience by working on one of our two literary journals, Green Mountains Review and Pamplemousse, or our biweekly, student-produced newspaper, Basement Medicine. Guest speakers and readings by internationally recognized authors and journalists round out this rich and diverse program.
The Writing & Literature Department offers courses with the following designator: ENG (English). See complete Course Descriptions .
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