English Department

“For me, language is a freedom.  As soon as you have found the words with which to express yourself, you are no longer incoherent, you are no longer trapped by your own emotions, by your own experiences; you can describe them, you can tell them, you can bring them out of yourself and give them to somebody else.”  Jeanette Winterson 

Also, “Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend.  Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.”   Groucho Marx  

Film Curriculum Statement 

“Film is more important than all other forms of expression for a simple reason: it is all other forms of expression.  There is no part of human creativity that film doesn’t touch.  Music, images, text, speech, movement – nothing else can capture a mood, tell a story or make a point faster and better than well-crafted film.”  Steven Miles