English Literature

2018 William Plumer Potter Fiction Awards


1st place

Maya Kikuchi, '20, for Deliverance

2nd place

Ana Maria Curtis, '19 for Siotaville, USA

3rd place

Lucy Jones, '20 for Faoilleach

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.