English Literature

2018 Philip M Hicks and Susan Snyder Prizes Awarded

The Department of English Literature announces the 2018 awards for the Philip M. Hicks Prize for Literary Criticism and the Susan Snyder Prize for best critical essay by a first-year student. 

The Hicks prizes are endowed by friends of Philip M. Hicks, former Professor of English and Chairman of the Department of English Literature. The Snyder prize is funded by the Department of English Literature in memory of Susan Snyder, distinguished Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature and Chairman of the Department. See the list of award recipients and read more about the Susan Snyder Prize.

Why Study English Literature at Swarthmore?

Studying English Literature at Swarthmore means exploring writing and cultural production from all over the world. Our faculty are experts in topics ranging from Shakespearean drama to African American autobiography, from Caribbean print culture to Asian American fiction. Students learn to read closely and speak confidently; they sharpen their abilities to analyze and to persuade through their writing.