From manuscript to finished paperback, students in a hands-on English course work their way through the publishing process.
Teaching Kids to Write
Hank Hietala '17 teachings kids to write at Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute.
English FYC Students See it All
Students in Professor English’s course Ecstasy and Apocalypse: have had superb opportunities for some experiential education.
English Professor Marlon James has won the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.
Crafts of Writing: Poetry Field Trip
Students camped with Professor Wang Ping for their poetry writing course.
Why study English at Mac?
The study and creation of literature at Macalester:
- fosters sustained and empathic engagements with minds and experiences beyond our own;
- challenges us to think deeply, to push back against assumptions, to explore the nuances of ideas, and to ask hard questions of ourselves and others;
- develops the written and oral communication skills necessary to express ourselves clearly and persuasively;
- builds a community within the department, enables collaborations across campus, connects us to opportunities in the Twin Cities, and invites us to become thoughtful citizens of the world.