Hiram College

English Major

Traditional Undergraduate

Learn the Heart of Human Culture

Reading and writing are at the heart of understanding human culture. Learn to authentically connect with others in your communities and around the world by studying American, British, and world literature, from classics to popular culture.

Who Are Hiram’s English Majors?

Students earning their English degrees at Hiram are passionate readers and writers, eager to learn from each other, their professors, and language. They use their natural curiosity to think flexibly as they analyze literature and cultures. Hiram’s English majors might also pursue Communication, Classical & Medieval Studies, Educational Studies, Writing, or one of the other academic programs that Hiram has to offer. 

About the Program

Hiram’s small, discussion-focused classes foster a tight-knit community of English majors, providing ample opportunity to hone interpretation and communication skills. The close relationship between Hiram’s English students and professors challenges students to relentlessly pursue creativity and their calling.

By interpreting language and cultural statistics and trends, and reviewing the history and origins of language, students in this program gain the critical thinking and communication skills that characterize the new liberal arts and lead to success beyond college.

Opportunities in English

The English program at Hiram College offers students exciting opportunities to distinguish themselves and develop professional experience and expertise while still undergraduates. Students work closely with faculty mentors to identify programs and experiences that will connect most directly with their own interests and goals.

  • The Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature

    The Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature offers many opportunities for students, including contests in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry, which recognize the best student-crafted creative writing. Hiram students also regularly win prizes in the East Central Colleges (ECC) competitions in creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry; all ECC winners’ work is published in a collection.

  • Bonney Castle

    Hiram College’s English program is housed in historic Bonney Castle, a nineteenth-century inn that has been renovated to include a multimedia-equipped seminar room, a small library, a fully-equipped kitchen, and faculty offices. Bonney Castle is also home to the Hiram Poetry Review.

  • The Writing House

    Located next door to Bonney Castle, the Stephen and Jacquelyn Love Writing House is home to Hiram College writers. It includes the Writing Center, two classrooms, kitchenette, space for readings and receptions, and faculty offices.

Mary Quade Headshot

Mary Quade, M.F.A.

Associate Professor of English

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