English

In the richness of its course offerings, its small classes typically conducted in a seminar format, and its emphasis on writing and discussion, English at Deerfield exemplifies the academic rigor and standards of excellence found across the Deerfield curriculum. All courses stress careful reading, responsible thinking, and clear, precise expression of ideas. Students study literature representing a broad range of cultural perspectives.

  1. ENG200

    Voices & Visions of Justice

  2. ENG300

    Defining Literary Traditions

  3. ENG500

    American Dreams

  4. ENG502

    American Identities

  5. ENG503

    American Studies

  6. ENG506

    American Echoes

  7. ENG509

    American Understandings

  8. ENG511

    In the American Grain

  9. ENG512

    America in Black & White

  10. ENG560

    American Voices

  11. ENG604

    Styron's Sophie's Choice

  12. ENG609

    Myth Reborn

  13. ENG610

    Future Shock: Contemp. Lit.

  14. ENG614

    NY Stories: Falls from Grace

  15. ENG615

    NY Stories: Flights of Fancy

  16. ENG617

    Tasting Home

  17. ENG618

    Poetry Now!

  18. ENG620

    Tales for the Time Being

  19. ENG622

    Growing Up Girl

  20. ENG624

    Dear Reader: Lives of Letters

  21. ENG625

    Central Questions

  22. ENG631

    Mystery, Madness and Lies

  23. ENG635

    River and Rock- Fall

  24. ENG636

    River and Rock- Winter

  25. ENG637

    River and Rock- Spring

  26. ENG639

    The Art of Political Argument

  27. ENG645

    Virginia Woolf

  28. ENG660

    Matters of Perspective

  29. ENG671

    Inside Out

  30. ENG676

    Creative Nonfiction Workshop

  31. ENG677

    Off the Shelf: A Tutorial

  32. ENG681

    Shakespeare: Forsaken Friends

  33. ENG686

    Writing on the Edge

  34. ENG688

    Dramatic Fault Lines

  35. ENG692

    The Art of Detection

  36. ENG695

    Literature of Passing

  37. ENG696

    Black Women's Writing

  38. ENG697

    The Graphic Novel

  39. ENG698

    Boarding School Books

Faculty and Staff

  1. Christian Austin

    English Teacher, English Department Chair
    English
  2. Alexandra Carter

    English Teacher
    English
  3. Kena Chavva

    Teaching Fellow - English
    English
  4. Melissa Dickey

    English Teacher
    English
  5. Emma Hodge

    English Teacher
    English
  6. Christina Kopp

    English Teacher
    English
  7. Heather Liske

    English Teacher
    English
  8. Monica Matouk

    Spouse of Head of School, English Teacher
    English, Head of School's Office
  9. Leah Moore

    English Teacher
    Rising Scholars Program, English
  10. Samuel Morris

    English Teacher
    English
  11. Justin Romick

    English Teacher
    English
  12. Mark Scandling

    English Teacher
    English
  13. Julie Schloat

    English Teacher
    English
  14. Andy Stallings

    English Teacher
    English
  15. Anna Steim

    English Teacher
    English
  16. Joel Thomas-Adams

    English Teacher
    English
  17. Hadley Westman

    Dean of Teaching & Learning, English Teacher
    English, Academic Affairs Office
  18. Kim Wright

    English Teacher
    English

Frequently Asked Questions

Extending a long tradition, Deerfield ninth graders, sophomores, and juniors share their expressive voices aloud in declamations. Tapping their own imaginations and perspectives, they engage with the written word and perform oral interpretations of the prose or poetry they have  written or committed to memory. Seniors take on a slightly different challenge in crafting and reading aloud meditations, their extended reflections on the experiences and ideas that have shaped their unfolding lives.

 
Whether in detailing nuanced literary arguments, shaping sonnets, or sustaining narratives, Deerfield writers patiently attend to their emerging styles. Regardless of the genre in which they write, students first learn to engage with the syntax of sentences and to ensure the unity within and among paragraphs. Later, the writers develop concise long-form works, striving to express themselves with the confidence and distinctiveness that signals their readiness to embrace sophisticated demands as readers and thinkers.

Yes, several. The Deerfield Scroll, established in 1925, is the official student newspaper of Deerfield Academy. Albany Road is the literary and arts magazine. Little Brown House Review is an annual collection of some of the best writing at Deerfield.

Contact Deerfield Academics

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Deerfield, MA 01342