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The Department of English promotes an understanding and appreciation of the ways in which men and women have represented their worlds, real or imagined, in literature. As a lively community of teaching scholars, we are committed to engaging our students in the richness and variety of English poetry, drama and prose fiction, from the canon of traditional English literature to marginalized, avant-garde and experimental literary works. The diversity of our program encourages students to explore the aesthetic, rhetorical, historical, philosophical, cultural and ideological dimensions of English literature, to discover the power of literary art. Our newsletter, Inside Tucker Hall, is written by student journalists and comes out every semester. The latest issue includes stories and reflections on the strange last few weeks of the spring semester of 2020. Read all about how students and faculty experienced their exile from campus.