THE FIRST FOUR documents the experiences of the first four women professors hired into Lehigh's Department of English in 1972 and 1973. The film was written and produced in 2013 by four Lehigh students: Nadia Sasso, Meghan Barwick, Laura Casale, and Liana Prodorutti.
Dr. James Peterson discusses his new book The Hip-Hop Underground and African American Culture, out now.
Welcome to the English Department! You can explore the department's offerings and get a sense of what we're about by navigating the menus above. Below is a departmental "mission statement" of sorts that describes our focus on Literature and Social Justice and suggests some of the ways in which we are experimenting with new approaches to teaching and research. You'll also find an events calendar; please check back regularly for updates.
The Department of English has developed a focus on Literature and Social Justice, the outcome of a multi-year effort to revitalize the traditional period-based approach to literary studies. Like the university as a whole, the department is committed to cultivating graduates who will be engaged citizens and community members, in addition to successful professionals and life-long learners.