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  • We are a community of scholars, artists, and students dedicated to the study and creation of literature in English. We choose to immerse ourselves in the language’s rich and varied literary tradition, its long history and expansive present, because we believe literature is synonymous with good—ethical and pleasurable—living. Reading, we encounter other people and ideas across time and space. Writing, we give clarity and shape to the world and our experiences of it. These intellectual values are reflected in how we teach and learn. Our faculty devote individual attention to each and every student, and our consistently small classes become intimate intellectual communities in their own right. Join us!

Meet Our Students

  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/9526-sydney-owada" title="Sydney Owada" aria-label="Sydney Owada"><img src="/live/image/gid/7/width/200/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,799,559/72910_sydneyowada.rev.1529097737.jpg" alt="Sydney Owada '19" title="Sydney Owada" class="lw_image" width="200" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/7/width/200/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,799,559/72910_sydneyowada.rev.1529097737.jpg 2x" data-max-w="799" data-max-h="559"/></a></span></span><h5><a href="/live/profiles/9526-sydney-owada" title="Sydney Owada" aria-label="Sydney Owada">Sydney Owada</a>, Class of 2019</h5><div class="lw_profiles_473"><b>Hometown: Fresno, California</b></div><div class="lw_profiles_329"><p> My favorite class was Medieval Manuscripts with Karen Gross, in which we studied the history of manuscript production and paleography. The practical aspect of this class stands out in my mind as a unique aspect of the type of education Lewis & Clark facilitates: unconventional and widely applicable. </p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/8969-ellie-wilde" title="Ellie Wilde" aria-label="Ellie Wilde"><img src="/live/image/gid/7/width/200/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1367/71357_elliewilde.rev.1519943698.jpg" alt="Ellie Wilde '18" title="Ellie Wilde" class="lw_image" width="200" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/7/width/200/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1367/71357_elliewilde.rev.1519943698.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/7/width/200/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1367/71357_elliewilde.rev.1519943698.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1367"/></a></span></span><h5><a href="/live/profiles/8969-ellie-wilde" title="Ellie Wilde" aria-label="Ellie Wilde">Ellie Wilde</a>, Class of 2018</h5><div class="lw_profiles_473"><b>Hometown: Niwot, Colorado</b></div><div class="lw_profiles_329"/>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/9441-arista-engineer" title="Arista Engineer" aria-label="Arista Engineer"><img src="/live/image/gid/7/width/200/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,800,534/72455_aristaengineer.rev.1527699588.jpg" alt="Arista Engineer '19" title="Arista Engineer" class="lw_image" width="200" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/7/width/200/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,800,534/72455_aristaengineer.rev.1527699588.jpg 2x" data-max-w="800" data-max-h="534"/></a></span></span><h5><a href="/live/profiles/9441-arista-engineer" title="Arista Engineer" aria-label="Arista Engineer">Arista Engineer</a>, Class of 2019</h5><div class="lw_profiles_473"><b>Hometown: Pune, India</b></div><div class="lw_profiles_329"><p> The classes on my overseas program in London provided me with opportunities to explore English literature in more varied ways, such as through the study of contemporary works and linguistics.</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/9451-brynn-rova" title="Brynn Rova" aria-label="Brynn Rova"><img src="/live/image/gid/7/width/200/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,800,534/72468_brynnrova.rev.1527710116.jpg" alt="Brynn Rova '19" title="Brynn Rova" class="lw_image" width="200" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/7/width/200/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,800,534/72468_brynnrova.rev.1527710116.jpg 2x" data-max-w="800" data-max-h="534"/></a></span></span><h5><a href="/live/profiles/9451-brynn-rova" title="Brynn Rova" aria-label="Brynn Rova">Brynn Rova</a>, Class of 2019</h5><div class="lw_profiles_473"><b>Hometown: Saint Michael, Minnesota</b></div><div class="lw_profiles_329"><p> I’ve always been in love with writing and reading. Books are such an essential part of my past and who I am that I can’t imagine not being an English major.</p></div>
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