Of Masks and Men: Nathaniel Hawthorne and Human Existence

By Ernest Cole As a student of English at Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone, I was attracted to the works of Nathaniel Hawthorne. His rendering of the character Young Goodman Brown was compelling to me. Of particular importance is Goodman Brown’s search for the truth, and his journey into the forest where he confronts …


Welcome to the Hope College English Department’s inaugural blog post. We’re excited to share stories from our faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends! Our guest next week will be Dr. Ernest Cole, English faculty member and chair of the department. Meet Dr. Cole, and come back next week to learn more!