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Words Shape the World

We come to know others and ourselves by the stories we tell.

Why English at Lehigh?

Students in our department are eager to read carefully, think analytically, and write persuasively. They are committed to developing a deeper understanding of how human beings interact with one another and with their lived environments—and they pursue these goals both within and beyond the literature classroom. As a result, they are sought after in a range of professions that value their ability to collect, interpret, analyze, and communicate complex materials with attention to social contexts and cultural implications. 

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Amaya Apolinario spotlight

Student Spotlight

Amaya Apolinario, a double major in English and Japanese, was accepted to the competitive Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program. With more than 55 countries around the world currently participating, JET offers a unique cultural exchange opportunity to meet people from all around the world, living and working in Japan. 

Amaya Apolinario

English and Japanese double major

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Michael Kramp professor of english at Lehigh University

Doom of the Great City

Professor Michael Kramp and Sarita Mizin '15G seek to contextualize the The Doom of the Great City (1880) with primary source appendices and resources to support scholarly and teaching conversations related to the story's themes as they bring it back into circulation.

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