Alumnus Feature: Shanley Smith (’19) on Community Building in Romania

Recent grad Shanley Smith (2019) spoke with the English Department about her post-Hope path, which included mission work in Romania and a sudden return home to Holland in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. “What do you plan on doing with your degree?” Of all the answers I had prepared throughout my years of undergraduate, […]

Alumni Spotlight: Emily Henry (’12) “Everything Sustainable Takes Time”

Emily Henry (2012) has published six books, and her most recent novel, Beach Read, spent over 12 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list. She spoke with the English Department recently and shared her insight on publishing, how failure makes you a better writer, and what her Hope education brought to her career. Check […]

Get To Know Your English Professors: Round 2!

Here is the second round of #GetToKnowYourProfs! We hope you’ve enjoyed learning more about our faculty! Michael Brooks How long have you been at Hope? I graduated from Hope in 2013 and began teaching here last autumn (2019). Favorite Subject to teach? My favorite class to teach is Outdoor Writing, an ENGL 113 class thematically […]

Sneak Peek of Fall 2020 English Courses!

Check out your upper-level English options for next semester! Remember, registration starts the week of March 30. ENGL 248: Intro to Literary Studies – Dr. Emily Tucker We will explore a variety of texts from different genres, including poetry, short fiction, drama, and the novel. We will begin by focusing on methods of close reading […]

Writer as Witness: Finding Our Common Humanity

Welcome back! In this week’s post, we want to share an incredible project that the students in Professor Susanne Davis’s Introduction to Creative Writing class completed last semester. The English 253 class created podcasts as part of the course curriculum, aiming to delve into a range of common human experiences in order to deepen and […]

Books to Curl Up With Over Winter Break

Happy (almost) winter break to our lovely students! We asked our faculty & staff to share a text that they would recommend for students on vacation looking to relax and take a break from scholarly pursuits. Be sure to stop by Van Wylen before you leave to check some of these out, and may your […]

Freshly Picked: Spring English Courses!

Not sure which English classes to take this coming spring? We’ve got you covered. Here are just some of the courses we will be offering for the coming semester: ENGL 213.01 – Expository Writing – TR 3-3:50 PM – David James In this workshop-oriented course, students will make all their own choices about both topics […]