Department of English

Winter with the Writers

For more than half a century, Rollins College and Winter With the Writers have brought to Central Florida the finest literary minds of our time.

specs: a journal of contemporary art and culture at Rollins College.

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Sigma Tau Delta is the International English Honors Society. Rollins Sigma Tau Delta students sponsor programs throughout the year to promote literature and writing and to build community in the English major.


Brushing Art and Literary Journal collects work from writers and artists across the Rollins campus including students, faculty, and staff from Arts and Sciences, Crummer, and Holt.

Chairs surround the seminar tables in Orlando Hall.

 Give me books, fruit, French wine and fine weather and a little music out of doors,
played by someone I do not know . . . "   John Keats (1795-1821)

The study of English reflects the spirit of the liberal arts by teaching students to read, think, and write clearly and analytically.  Responding to literature enables students to understand the agonies and triumphs of the human condition and the creative endeavors of the human imagination. 

The study of English also has practical applications, for students are encouraged to develop skills of analysis, synthesis, and communication which prepare them for successful careers and meaningful lives.

The Department of English curriculum offers a flexible and challenging set of opportunities that allows all students to experience a wide range of approaches to literature and writing. The goal of the curriculum is to provide a solid core of literature courses for all majors and minors, while at the same time, providing each student the opportunity to create an individualized program that reflects his/her interests and passions. In addition to offering students a variety of choices in English, American and World Literature, the Department provides a broad selection of writing courses. 

Students seeking personal enrichment through writing, as well as those seeking skill and versatility in professional arenas, are well served through the minor in writing. In addition to an emphasis on expressive and creative writing, the selection of courses for the writing minor offers training and practice in writing skills and discourse forms found in public, professional, and academic contexts. Students minoring in writing may choose one of two concentrations: creative writing or professional writing.  Connect with professors, students, and alumni on our "Keeping Up with the English Department" Facebook Page. Join us there for news and discussion about all things English.

Ed and Anne

The Department of English celebrates the publication of A Song of Glasgow Town: The Collected Poems of Marion Bernstein, edited by Ed Cohen, Anne Fertig, and Linda Fleming. This work, completed while Anne was an undergraduate at Rollins, found Ed and Anne traveling to Scottish archives and discovering lost poems from this neglected poet. The Rollins Student-Faculty Collaborative Scholarship program supported their travel and research. Anne is currently a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Glasgow and Ed Cohen is the William R. Kenan Professor of English.


Rollins Department of English
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Winter Park, FL 32789