Welcome to English

The English Department offers undergraduate and graduate programs and courses in literature, creative writing, and linguistics, and houses the Composition Program. The department awards the Shapiro Senior Scholarship to our students, who are also eligible for humanities scholarships.

The Aureole Press is are run out of the department’s typography lab, and English department faculty are widely published in literary criticism, rhetoric and composition studies, linguistics, fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry.

See our Department Calendar for upcoming events, including lectures, workshops, major deadlines, and faculty and student activities.

Our students have gone on to graduate programs in English Literature, Linguistics, Creative Writing, Education, English as a Second Language, Library Science, Law, and many other fields, and to careers in teaching, journalism, publishing, bookselling, university administration, librarianship, marketing, and innumerable other areas in which reading and writing are essential.

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