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Welcome to the Department of English! Here in our department we aim to provide students with rich intellectual and creative opportunities. Our courses offer students a foundation in the major works of literary history and literary theory, as well as the chance to explore contemporary literature, videogames, young adult and children’s literature, digital humanities, their own creative work, and much more. Working with our talented and widely
recognized faculty, students read a variety of literature and respond in class discussion and in
writing. Through their course work, students develop strong analytical and communication skills that will assist them in all areas of their lives both before and after graduation. 

What can you do with an
English Degree?

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Paisley Rekdal Wins the 2016 AWP Award for Creative Nonfiction

Congratulations to Paisley Rekdal for winning this year’s Association of Writers & Writing Programs Award for Creative Nonfiction

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Love Letters: A Gallery of Type

From Gutenberg to Bruce Rogers and beyond, see examples from the 15th through the 20th centuries of why we love type.

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Jessica Straley Publishes "Evolution and Imagination in Victorian Children's Literature (Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture)"

Evolutionary theory sparked numerous speculations about human development, and one of the most ardently embraced was the idea that children are animals recapitulating the ascent of the species.

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Last Updated: 10/13/16