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English department


Student conversation at the 2012 Writers' Retreat

Overview of the department

The English department offers three majors: linguistics, literature, and writing.

This handout summarizes the requirements for the linguistics, literature, and writing majors and also includes tables for converting old course numbers to new (and vice versa).


Find out how to get an internship and register for English 380 here.

The Career Development page offers plenty of general information on internships.

You can search for a specific internship by logging into CalvinLink.

News and Events

sunshine wound

The English Department's own Professor Klatt has recently published his third volume of poetry, Sunshine Wound, available for purchase here!


What do our majors do after graduating? They keep writing! Check out the new alumni blog, “the post calvin: thirty under thirty, post-diploma.” The blog features 28 Calvin alumni writers under age 30 (plus guests), most of them with a major or minor from the English department. New posts every day!

Learn about more news and events here or check out our facebook for the latest news about the going-ons of the Calvin English Department.

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Calvin Writers Read


Come to Calvin Writers Read on Wednesday, February 18, at 3:30 in the Center Art Gallery!

Writers are invited to sign up to read up to five minutes of their original work, and all are invited to listen, celebrate, and eat good food.

Sign up to read at the front desk of the English Department.

Writers Retreat

writers retreat

Whether a poet, fiction-er, essayist, or genre-defier, all writers alike are invited to the annual Writers Retreat, held February 20-22 at Barothie Lodge in Walhalla, Michigan.

More information and a sign-up sheet will be available at the English Department front desk. The cost is $25 per student, and space is limited.