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The study of English and literature is constantly evolving at Trinity

Posted by Alison Boyd-Boland on Oct 9, 2017 6:00:00 AM

By Alison Boyd-Boland, Dean of English

“I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it, until it begins to shine” – Emily Dickinson.

Emily Dickinson’s comment captures what is at the heart of the study of English and literature – a recognition of the power of the written word to convey meaning, to transport us to other times and places, and to inspire and extend our thinking.

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