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Hope College
Department of English
126 E. 10th St.
Holland, MI 49423
phone: 616.395.7620
fax: 616.395.7134


The Hope College English Department

The Hope College English Department is a collaborative community where students and faculty challenge each other intellectually and creatively. English students at Hope dive deep into literature of every kind and learn how to improve their writing with masters of the craft. Through composition, creative writing, and literature classes, our students become more artistic in their scholarship and more knowledgeable in their creativity. Small classes and one-on-one collaboration foster an environment that is both demanding and encouraging. We work together and support each other.

Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff Bios



Courses & Programs

Degree Requirements

Spring 2013 Course Descriptions

Independent Studies



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Department of English Vision Statement

Reading literature of many kinds for instruction and delight,
writing in scholarly and creative forms,
thinking together about language and representations of human experience,

the Hope College Department of English seeks

  • to celebrate and challenge literary traditions,
  • to discover and practice the power of words,
  • to nurture imagination, inquiry, and wisdom.