Literature, Media & Writing Department

Hartwick English Class

Department Overview

Hartwick English students learn to think critically and creatively about a broad range of literature and to express these ideas in clear and powerful prose. Creative writing students learn to apply such literary knowledge to the art and craft of writing fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Above all, Hartwick English prepares graduates for fields of endeavor in which critical thinking, creativity, and effective writing will be essential skills throughout their lifetimes.

Please note: Hartwick College focuses on offering fall, January, and spring term undergraduate courses in person, however circumstances may require us to offer a small number of courses in this department through distance education. In times of emergency, following regulatory guidelines, all classes may temporarily need to be delivered through distance education, including online. We also offer a slate of courses online in the summer to help our students make progress towards their degrees. With support from an academic advisor, students needing particular courses may have other online options as well. If you have questions about the way courses are delivered in your program, please contact your Department or Program Chair.

Exciting Student Outcomes

Hartwick English students complete research and internships and are well-prepared for employment or graduate school.


Production and Design Coordinator, Word of Mouth, Spring 2022
Paige Eaton ’23

Graduate School

MLitt candidate, University of Edinburgh
Marc Berry ’18

MFA candidate, Chapman University, Orange, California
Alexander Athanail ’17

PhD, Plant & Microbial Biosciences, Washington University, St. Louis
Kevin Blake ’17

MFA candidate, Tisch School of Dramatic Writing, NYU
Summer Wysocki ’17

MA, “Fashion Brand Marketing,” Polimoda International Institute of Fashion Design and Marketing, Florence, Italy
Cosima Compton ’16


Communications Coordinator, Enrollment Management Division, the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Science
Meghan (“Mae”) Shea ’18

Digital Marketing Manager, Cambridge Business Publishers
Dana Vinyard ’16

Teacher, Milford Central School, Milford, New York
Katlyn Naubereit ’15

REady to explore study in english, Literature, or writing?

Review all the major requirements in the College Catalog.

Review all the minor requirements in the College Catalog.

English Courses

Hartwick English offers a diverse catalog of courses in literary studies, expository writing, and creative writing. Our course topics range from Viking literature to the works of J. R. R. Tolkien to fiction, nonfiction, and poetry workshops. Class sizes are kept small to ensure close, one-on-one collaboration between students and professors.

Review the current course offerings in the College Catalog.

Special Opportunities

Want to help produce our undergraduate literary journal, Word of Mouth? Join the English Honor Society, Sigma Tau? Become a tutor in the Writing Center? Attend readings and meet visiting authors from all over the world? These opportunities and more await you at Hartwick.


Robert Seguin

Professor of English and Literature, Media & Writing Department Chair & Coordinator of Race & Ethnic Studies

Susan J. Navarette

Professor of English

James Cochran

Director of the 21st-Century Writing Competency Program and Writing Center

Lisa Darien

Associate Professor of English

Bradley J. Fest

Associate Professor of English and Babcock Professor of English

Tessa Yang

Assistant Professor of English

Still Have Questions?

Contact Dr. Robert Seguin, Associate Professor & Department Chair