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.

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The Naked Page: 'Car Talk' for Writers

Professor of English Nancy Barry has created a radio show to help people tune up and repair their writing skills. The show titled “The Naked Page: ‘Car Talk’ for Writers” airs on KWLC Sunday nights from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

“There is no stupid question to be asked on this show,” Barry says. “The goal is to have fun and laugh about how frustrating the process of writing is, but then discuss ideas about how to push through it and gain insight.”

Phone in your questions at 563-387-1240 during the show or email them to Nancy. Then be sure to tune in to KWLC 1240 AM or the livestream program and listen for Nancy's response!

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Nancy Barry speaks to her listeners on her KWLC radio show, 'The Naked Page'.
Nancy Barry speaks to her listeners on her KWLC radio show, 'The Naked Page'.

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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