English at Davidson

Create. Critique. Communicate. Studying English prepares you for careers ranging from education and journalism to healthcare, law, consulting, marketing, publishing, and web design. English majors land jobs with software companies, startup ventures, and the entertainment industry. Whether editors or entrepreneurs, teachers or tech innovators, Davidson alums are applying their English majors all over the world.

Read. Write. Repeat. The English major offers in-depth study of English language and literature broadly defined. Analyze and create stories that give meaning, shape, and significance to experience. Work across genres and media, including fiction, poetry, drama, film, TV, video, performance, nonfiction, documentaries, and emerging digital forms.

Empathize. Interact. Explore. Discover new worlds, both real and imagined. Encounter differences  and similarities across time, space, identity, and culture.

Literary Calendar

The English Department annually presents 8 to 10 writers, often winners of Pulitzer Prizes, MacArthur "genius grants," National Book Awards and various other honors.

The first event of Fall 2023 will be Davidson Reads featuring Lauren Yero ’07 and Jeff Jackson.

Literary Calendar