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Associate Professor Wendy Beth Hyman works with students during the English department’s annual Transcribathon. This daylong effort teaches students how to use the Folger Shakespeare Library’s online transcription platform to read and transcribe assorted recipes from the 17th century. Photo credit: Audrey Tan ’22
Program Overview

English

Program Type: Major, Minor
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Department: English

The Department of English aims to meet the needs of English majors with different academic goals— from those seeking a foundation for postgraduate work or study in English and related fields, to those who want a humanistic base for reading, thinking, and writing in a liberal arts environment. We are committed to engaging majors with the best that has been written, from the traditional canon of English literature to the marginalized and experimental.

Why Study English at Oberlin?

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Sample Courses

  • ENGL 123 - Introduction to Shakespeare 4 credits
  • ENGL 228 - Modern British and Irish Fiction 4 credits
  • ENGL 242 - Asian American Literature at the Crossroads 4 credits
  • ENGL 366 - Nature and Transcendentalism 4 credits

English Faculty

Our faculty are both scholars and teachers who devote their careers to making important contributions to their disciplines through writing and research. They are committed to engaging students with the best that has been written, from the traditional canon of English literature to the marginalized and experimental. English faculty teach everything from first-year seminars to advanced courses.

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