English

Teaching the principles and mechanics of good writing has been a Hotchkiss tradition since its founding. English classes at Hotchkiss are designed to help students discover and harness the power of language through careful reading and analysis of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and plays. Essays and writing assignments help students sharpen their critical thinking skills, develop their voices, and deepen their understanding of literature.

Summer Reading: Required Texts for 2018

The All-School Read has been announced — The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Below are the English Department's 2018 summer reading assignments for each class.
 

Summer 2018 Reading by Class

Preps

Novel:  J.D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye

 

Lower Mids

Memoir: Lorene Cary’s Black Ice

Upper Mids

Novel: Ernest J. Gaines’ A Lesson Before Dying

 

Seniors

Novel: Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried

Meet Faculty

Elizabeth Buckles

Elizabeth Buckles

Instructor in English
Christopher Burchfield

Christopher Burchfield

The L. Blair Torrey Jr. '50 Chair in English, Instructor in English
Marcus Christian

Marcus Christian

Instructor in English, Assistant Director of Recruitment
Christina Cooper

Christina Cooper

The Huber G. Buehler Chair, Dean of the Class of 2021, Instructor in English
Corey Cooper

Corey Cooper

Instructor in English, Head Coach, Girls Varsity Hockey
James Fornshell

James Fornshell

Instructor in English
Charles Frankenbach

Charles Frankenbach

The Russel Murray Bigelow Chair, Instructor in English
Anna Hay Friedman

Anna Hay Friedman

Instructor in English
Carita Gardiner

Carita Gardiner

Instructor in English
Tyler Gardner

Tyler Gardner

Head of the English Department, Instructor in English
Thomas Herold

Thomas Herold

Instructor in English
Susan Kinsolving

Susan Kinsolving

Poet in Residence, Director of American Literature/Theatre, Summer Portals
Deborah Lang

Deborah Lang

Instructor in English
Stephen McKibben

Stephen McKibben

Dean of Summer Programs, Instructor in English
Keith Moon

Keith Moon

E. Carleton Granbery Teaching Chair, Instructor in English, History, and Russian
Rachel Laws Myers

Rachel Laws Myers

Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Instructor in English
J. Parker Reed

J. Parker Reed

Instructor in English and Theatre
Michelle Repass

Michelle Repass

Instructor in English
Ashley Suan

Ashley Suan

Teaching Fellow in English