In keeping with the overall missions of both Vanderbilt University and its College of Arts and Science, the Department of English strives for three primary goals. First, we provide a superb education to all students, whether for our Graduate Students embarked on a career in the academy and beyond, for our majors and minors, or for students from other majors interested in exploring the richness and complexities of literature. Our students develop their reading, writing, and analysis skills across genres of print and visual culture. Second, through published scholarship and collaborations, we explore the diversity of literary studies and creative expression. And finally, we reach out, through local, national, and international partnerships, to introduce new knowledge to the public and to join in the conversation of public humanities. Welcoming creative writers and scholars at all levels of experience into our community, we work to enrich and understand the complex cultural legacies of literary study. Welcome to our new website; it is a work in progress, and please let us know how it could be of more use to you.