English

Students reading poetry

Writing and critical reading are essential elements of the English curriculum. In the junior and senior years, students choose from courses that emphasize college-level analysis and writing. Students who are not native English speakers take regular English classes along with any necessary ELL courses.

Juniors and seniors choose one 11/12 course per semester.

Courses

English Faculty

Malia Carlos

Malia Carlos

Class of 1987
Titles: English Department Chair, Learning Resources Writing Center
Degrees: B.A. English, Tufts University
M.Ed. English Education, University of Massachusetts
M.F.A. Poetry, New England College
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School: 931.598.5651 ext. 3145
Kinion Pond

Kinion Pond

Titles: Humanities 8, English, 8th Grade Class Coordinator, Yearbook & Lit Mag, Art History
Degrees: B.A., Sewanee: The University of the South
M.A., Bowling Green State University
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School: 931.598.5651 ext. 1017
David Prehn

David Prehn

Titles: English, History, Cross Country (Head), Tennis, Turkington House Program Leader, Honor Council
Degrees: B.A., History and English, The University of the South
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School: 931.598.5651 ext. 4122
Tracy Randolph

Tracy Randolph

Titles: Humanities 7, English, 7th Grade Class Coordinator, House Parent (Warner/St. Mary's), Afternoon Supervision
Degrees: B.S. Public Relations, Middle Tennessee State University
M.Ed., Peabody College, Vanderbilt University
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Phone Numbers:
School: 931.598.5651 ext. 1018
Kira Tharp

Kira Tharp

Class of 2012
Titles: English, Alumni Relations Coordinator
Degrees: B.A., English, The University of the South
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School: 931.463.2132
John Wheeler

John Wheeler

Titles: English, Football, Swimming, Varsity Boys' Soccer, House Parent (Warner/St. Mary's), Interdisciplinary Studies
Degrees: B.A., English, The University of the South
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Did you know that Sewanee is home to America’s oldest continuously published literary quarterly? The Sewanee Review was founded in 1872 and established Sewanee as a hub for literary activity. The Sewanee Review, the Sewanee Writers' Conference, the Sewanee Young Writers' Conference, and the Sewanee School of Letters bring writers to the Mountain throughout the year for engaging lectures, talks, and workshops.