Evans School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
Faculty: Dana Professor Meek; Professors Dasher, Diller, Tenger and Trolander; Associate Professors Bucher, Taylor, Watkins and Whelan; Assistant Professors Donnelly and Lewis; Lecturer and Director of the Writing Center Mullins
Evans Hall, Room 225 Telephone: (706) 368-5625.
The English major introduces students to ethical, aesthetic, intellectual and cultural issues embodied in a wide variety of literary genres drawn from broad historical periods. The goal is to acquaint students with the English and American literary traditions, methods of textual analysis, the diversity of theoretical approaches to literature, and the history, structure and varieties of the English language.
The Creative Writing major fuses academic literary study and creative studio work with opportunities for service and experiential learning focusing on nature and culture, cultivating an awareness of how writing emerges from the intersection of self and place. Creative Writing majors will have opportunities to interact one-on-one with writers of national and international renown; this feature, in addition to the extensive natural resources of the campus and special courses that combine an immersion in place, literature, and creative writing, all serve to make Berry’s creative writing program unique.