History and Location
In his history of literary studies in the United States, Gerald Graff writes that the “pioneering program in English [was] begun at Lafayette College in 1855.” The founder of English studies at Lafayette, Professor Francis A. March (pictured above in his classroom) was “the first to hold the title ‘Professor of English Language and Literature’ anywhere in the United States or Europe.… He formulated concepts about the teaching of English in college and about the role of liberal arts colleges that still resonate with relevance and original insights,” according to the editors of a recent collection of March’s essays.
- Mar 12 Hatfield Lecture: Natasha Trethewey, Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner
- Mar 24 Workshop: Writing as a Spiritual Practice
- Mar 28 Comedy Writing Workshop with Writers John Warner and Teddy Wayne
- Mar 28 Smart Humor with Comedy Writers John Warner and Teddy Wayne
- Apr 1 English Majors Alumni Dinner Panel