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The English major at Earlham is centered around how literature shapes the world, including a specific section of courses on literature and social justice.

Our students read literature from various canons, hearing voices that have been silenced throughout history, as well as those that have influenced literary scholarship for centuries.

Each student takes classes that focus on methodologies, on genres, and on the themes of peace and justice in literature. We have a transnational approach, with an emphasis on both international and U.S. diverse voices.

When Lisa Wolpe, actor, director and Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Women's Shakespeare Company, visited campus our students had the opportunity to ask "How do you use Shakespeare to make the world a better place?"

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Many of our students travel overseas for the London Program. On a recent experience, they developed digital multimedia guides about The Lonely Londoners, Voyage in the Dark, and The Emigrants.

Earlham students have access to a number of postgraduate fellowships, including Fulbrights and the Watson. Students find that their English degree has prepared them for all sorts of graduate programs.

Our alumni have used the English degree as a foundation for various careers involving many forms of communication and research, including novelists, poets, teachers, librarians, journalists, lawyers, and people working in both the non-profit and business worlds.

Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts, including the sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana
47374-4095
1-765-983-1200 — Main Switchboard
1-800-EARLHAM (327-5426) — Admission


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Earlham admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.