Studying English at Kenyon

Kenyon is known for its long-standing literary tradition, which is rooted in its history with the Kenyon Review — one of the nation’s most esteemed literary magazines — and its hallmark English department.

Under the close guidance of English faculty members who are renowned teachers and critically acclaimed writers and poets, students are exposed to diverse critical and creative approaches to the study of literature. Courses range from first-year seminars that explore thought-provoking themes from a variety of literary genres and historical periods, to advanced seminars and creative writing workshops.

After Kenyon Spotlight: Hanna Halperin '12

English major Hanna Halperin '12 recently published her first novel, "Something Wild." Hanna received an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her stories have appeared in the Kenyon Review and similar publications. She teaches fiction workshops at GrubStreet in Boston and works as a domestic violence counselor.

Told in alternating perspectives, her novel explores the bond between sisters, how trauma reverberates over generations, and how it might be possible to overcome the past.

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Kenyon College
Gambier, Ohio 43022