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.
Here you will find the requirements for our major, our course offerings, and information about our students, past and present. We hope that this information gives you a view into the kind of community of students, scholars, artists, and teachers we are, as it outlines for you the range of programs, activities, and events that enhance and augment our work in the classroom, and provides a sense of the range of career paths taken by English alumni.
Major and Minor Information
Information on our major, minor, courses, and learning goals.
English Department Events
The Allan K. Smith Reading and Scholars Series brings a range of fiction writers, poets, non-fiction writers, and scholars to Trinity each year.
Black Lives Matter: A Commitment
The English Department faculty’s summer 2020 letter to our students.
English Department News
Learn more about recent creative & scholarly publications and awards received by English department faculty, as well as student news & opportunities.
Conversations with Faculty
Find out what English faculty have to say when students are asking the questions.
We have an active alumni network: we keep in touch with our graduates and invite them back to Trinity on a regular basis to share with current students how they’ve navigated the transition from college to rewarding professional careers.
Sarah Bilston, Trinity College professor of English, has received a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) fellowship to help her complete her latest book, The Hunt for the Lost Orchid, which delves into the dangerous and deceitful world of orchid hunting in the 19th century.