Nurturing your skills, smarts, and soul as a writer and reader.

Why Study English at Luther?

You’re creative, curious, and thoughtful. Reading and writing make you awake and alive in the world, helping you become a self with something to say.

You’ll make meaningful connections with faculty. Whether you’re writing your first college essay, searching for the perfect internship, or crafting your senior capstone project, the English faculty are committed to helping you succeed.

The world needs English majors. In their work and play with words, English majors develop a blend of skills, smarts, and soul that will sustain them all their lives—personally and professionally.

Why Study English?

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Our Commitment

The members of Luther College English Department welcome folks of all embodiments, abilities, and identities as we read and write in community.

As teachers, scholars, colleagues, and citizens, we affirm the power of literature to encourage moral reflection, to instill a commitment to justice, to encourage empathetic imagination, and to inspire ethical living. We affirm the necessity and the joy of creating an inclusive community that reaches beyond any single story.

We pledge to act on the values of equity and inclusion as we plan syllabi and build curriculum; as we teach, advise, and mentor students; as we engage in scholarly and creative work; and as we recruit and hire student workers, faculty, and staff.

Panel with Jane Hamilton, Nancy Barry, and Charles Baxter.
Charles D'Ambrosio reads aloud from his new book, <em>Loitering</em>.
Dr. Amy Weldon teaches Advanced Creative Writing to Luther students.
English students can explore in Venice, Italy in the J-term course, In Frankenstein's Footsteps.
An English student recites his work at a local Poetry Slam.

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