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English

MarinHeinritz
“I love that most everyone here is incredibly passionate about what they do. From faculty to staff to students, we all seem to be driven by a higher purpose and find great meaning in our work. For me, spending my days reading and discussing great literature and craft with smart and engaged students and mentoring them in their writing is as good as it gets.” - Marin Heinritz, Assistant Professor of English

Program Information

Professors: Bade, Fong, Heinritz, Katanski, Mills, Mozina, Salinas, Seuss, Sinha (Chair), Smith 

The primary mission of the English Department is to create communities of learning in which students can enter into the power of language. Through the study of literature in English across global and historical cultures, the study of film and critical theory, the discipline of writing in a variety of genres, and the constant practice of collaboration, we lead students toward a comprehension of the complexity of their world, of themselves, and of the way word and image shape reality. Throughout history, writers and readers have acted as witnesses to the human situation, never more so than in the twenty-first century. Ultimately, we aim for our students to become witnesses in and for the word.

English Department News

“backyard song”

Kalamazoo College English Professor Di Seuss Writer in Residence Diane Seuss has published a poem, “backyard song,” in the [...]

Beloved English Professor and Poet Dies

Conrad Hillberry dies In a speech he gave in 1987, Professor Emeritus of English Conrad Hilberry said,”When I [...]

Good Fortune Uncovers the Latest “Unfortunate Series”

Kalamazoo College alumnus writes for Lemony Snicket Series Thank god for moms! Without them we wouldn’t have learned about the K connection to the [...]

K Professor Receives Lucasse Fellowship

Kalamazoo College Professor Di Seuss Kalamazoo College announced today that Writer in Residence and Assistant Professor of English [...]

Senior Presents SIP in Paris

Senior Presents Justin Danzy SIP in Paris Justin Danzy ’16 always believed in himself and his writing; he just wasn’t sure others would [...]

Blind Date

Kalamazoo College Professor Di Seuss DI SEUSS NAMED one of two finalists for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry! A first in the [...]

Pro Voice: “You are not in her shoes.”

Throughout Winter Quarter 2016, students in the Kalamazoo College “Feminist Psychology [...]

Morowa Yejidé ’92, author of “Time of the Locust,” will give a reading at Kalamazoo College on Feb. 16

Morowa Yejidé ’92, author of “Time of the Locust,” will give a reading at Kalamazoo College on Feb. 16 The Kalamazoo College Department of English will host a reading and discussion with author [...]

CONTRARY MOTION Hits the Right Note

Andy Mozina On a musical instrument, contrary motion refers to a melodic motion in which one series of [...]

Kalamazoo College alumni Annie Gough ’15 and Eric Silverstein ’14 selected as Challenge Detroit Fellows

Annie Gough Kalamazoo College alumni, Annie Gough ’15 and Eric Silverstein ’14 have been selected as two [...]