"I work as a writer and editor, so my English major is fundamental to what I do now. But more specifically, my English major gave me the right attitudes toward art: that it could (and should) be analyzed at length, that anyone (including myself) can make it, and that texts can be collected to sort of buttress your life. In this age of a million ways of living, it's a great comfort to have a canon of texts. An English major helps your find yours."

-Thomas Hardy, BA 2009

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