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Lindsey Narmour '15 named a British Summer Scholar for 2014. More »
"Hollins University program ranked among nation's best"
Senior English majors talk about studying English and creative writing at Hollins.
Molly Jean Bennett M.F.A. '14 created a collage of the undergraduate and graduate creative writers at their final reading of the year.
Hollins offers exceptional opportunities for intellectual growth through the English major. Students who are interested in a more generalist approach to the study of literature can major in English without focusing on any particular period or genre. Those interested in a more specialized approach have the option of choosing one of three concentrations: creative writing, literature and performance, or multicultural U.S. literature. Through these concentrations, students are given the unique opportunity to learn to write both creatively and critically. Many graduates comment on the importance of using analytical skills when approaching literary texts and observe that this method has been crucial in developing a literary voice. Integrating a variety of approaches to an education within the English discipline fosters an understanding of literary history and how it has been employed by various cultures. After all, from great readers come great writers. Regardless of one’s concentration within the department, you’ll find at Hollins an energetic community of creative and scholarly activity that encourages experimentation and growth.