English

Program Information

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.

Faculty

Ryan Fong, Associate Professor of English. BA Whittier College MA, PhD University of California, Davis

Marin Heinritz, Associate Professor of English. BA Kalamazoo College MS Boston University PhD Western Michigan University

Amelia Katanski, Professor of English. BA Kalamazoo College MA University of California-Los Angeles MA, PhD Tufts University

Mika Kennedy, Visiting Assistant Professor of English. BA University of California, San Diego PhD University of Michigan

Bruce Mills, Professor of English. BA Wartburg College MA, PhD University of Iowa

Andrew Mozina, Professor of English. BA Northwestern University MA Boston University MA, PhD Washington University

Shanna Salinas, Professor of English. BA University of California, Los Angeles MA, PhD University of California, Santa Barbara

Babli Sinha (Chair), Professor of English. BA Washington and Lee University MA Indiana University, Bloomington PhD University of Chicago

Amy Smith, Professor of English. BA Allegheny College MA, PhD University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

News

  • Alumna and Professor Emerita Diane Seuss ’78 was granted a 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry on Monday for frank: sonnets, her latest collection of poems. The post Alumna, Professor Emerita Earns Pulitzer Prize appeared first on News and Events.
  • April is National Poetry Month, a busy time for Diane Seuss ’78, a Kalamazoo College alumna and professor emerita who served as writer in residence. The post Alumna, Professor Emerita, Poet Diane Seuss Garnering Recognition appeared first on News and Events.
  • Anne Dueweke ’84 hopes to supplement histories with racial and colonial history in Reckoning: Kalamazoo College Uncovers Its Racial and Colonial Past. The post ‘Reckoning’ Examines K’s Past to Build a Better Future appeared first on News and Events.
  • A major grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will provide new learning opportunities for Kalamazoo College students and faculty seeking solutions to societal problems. The post Humanities Grant Boosts Experiential Learning Project appeared first on News and Events.
  • Nionni Permelia worked for Zoo City Farm and Food Network, a nonprofit organization that designs food-industry ecosystems that are beneficial to all. The post Intern Sprouts Job Skills, Healthful Food Systems appeared first on News and Events.