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Welcome to the Department of English
Where: 001 Johnson Chapel
When: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (413) 542-2231
Fax: (413) 542-2141
Campus box: #2234
post:Amherst CollegeDepartment of EnglishP.O. Box 5000Amherst, MA 01002-5000
delivery:Amherst CollegeDepartment of English001 Johnson ChapelAmherst, MA 01002-5000
The Department of English is notable for the breadth of its course offerings and for the depth of its creative and scholarly investigations. Our courses cover a wide range of topics in literature, film, and culture, with an emphasis on close reading. Close reading, sustained and detailed attention to a text, is central to study in the department.
We invite you to learn more about our faculty and their teaching and research interests. Our website also provides extensive information about the major and prizes and awards offered by the department. You are also welcome to read more about our unique history, to peruse a catalog of departmental courses offered other semesters, and learn more about the learning goals we set forth for our majors.
Questions regarding the department and its policies should be directed to Prof. Geoffrey Sanborn, who is the Department Chair for AY 2015-2016. Questions regarding courses and the major should be directed to Prof. Judith Frank, the Director of Studies.
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