We’re 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 offer a wide range of unique courses taught by professors who love what they do and take joy in furthering their students intellectually, spiritually and socially. Being a part of our department is much more than time spent in class and individual coursework.

The department is dedicated to offering its students plenty of opportunities to supplement their learning and engage in it. From on-campus activities and guest speakers to volunteer opportunities, highly sought-after workshops and student-faculty collaboration, English students at Hope actively involve themselves in gaining practical experience and making unforgettable memories. Every student’s experience in the program is distinctive, tailored to his or her interests and passions. We work together and support each other.

Meet Some of our faculty And staff

We love our faculty and staff, and think you will, too. Get to know some of our English professors and hear them share about favorite authors, their favorite things about Hope and more.

Recent blog posts

  1. Some Words For The Summer

    Posted by Raquel Niles

    A Flight for Time By Dana Lamers VanderLugt A friend once told me that if you really want to do some...

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  2. Congratulations to our award winners!

    Posted by Raquel Niles

      We’re SO PROUD of our English Department Award winners – many congratulations! &#...

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  3. Hope College Academy of American Poets Prize 2017

    Posted by Raquel Niles

    By Pablo Peschiera About the Prize The Hope College Academy of American Poets (AAP) Prize award is f...

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  4. What the Ancient Poetics of Enigma can still do

    Posted by Raquel Niles

        I admire writers who boil down to a (relatively) brief essay the arguments they have e...

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  5. The Vienna Experience

    Posted by Raquel Niles

    By Emily Martin ’17 Austria—home of an iconic singing family, towering snow-covered Alps, an...

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  6. New School Year and Other New Stuff!

    Posted by Sarah Baar

    Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! We’ve just finished our first week of classes and whew! ...

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