In the English Department at Trinity College, faculty and students collaborate closely together as they explore a wide range of literary forms, genres, and media from an equally wide range of periods and cultures.  We are proud of our faculty members, who are actively publishing scholars and artists as well as dedicated teachers and mentors.  And we are equally proud of our students, who work hard alongside the faculty to discover meaning in literary texts and to express ideas, images, and arguments in well-honed, well-crafted writings of their own. Trinity English majors have become award-winning novelists, poets, and playwrights as well as lawyers, doctors, professors, editors, and marketing specialists. 

Here, you will be able to learn about our faculty, the requirements for our major and our concentrations in literary studies, creative writing, and film, our course offerings, our students, past and present, and the variety of opportunities and career paths available to English majors at Trinity.  The Web site also offers a view into the kind of community of students, scholars, artists, and teachers we are, as it outlines for you the range of readings, programs, activities, and events that enhance and augment our work in classrooms, seminars, and conferences throughout the academic year.

Wally Lamb at Trinity College as part of the A.K. Smith Reading Series, March 5, 2014

The Latest From Our Faculty

Professor Berry's "The Dead Zoo" reviewed in The Irish Times

Collection of animals and monsters has definite heartbeat

Professor Hager in The New York Times

A Colored Man’s Constitution

Professor Rosen interviewed on the PEN website

From Prospero to PRISM: 5 Questions about Surveillance


Diana Paulin wins the Errol Hill Award 

Professor Paulin’s new book Imperfect Unions: Staging Miscegenation in US Drama and Fiction, has been named the winner of this year’s Errol Hill Award. The prize, which is given by the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR), recognizes outstanding scholarship in the field of African-American theatre. The Awards Committee’s citation recognizes, among other things, the book’s “willingness to tackle the issue of miscegenation (an under-researched [topic]), and its deft critique of the transgressive spaces generated by interracial relationships in drama and fiction.” For more on the Hill Award, follow this link: http://www.astr.org/?page=Hill_Award