We represent a wide range of research interests—literary theory, literary and cultural criticism, rhetoric and poetics—and offer a comparably wide variety of courses: on British, U.S., and post-colonial literatures; on cultural studies, cinema and electronic media; and on writing of all kinds, from the analytical to the creative.
Graduates from our programs regularly enter careers in teaching, publishing, and advertising. They also pursue advanced degrees in such fields as law and business, where critical thinking, careful reading and skilled writing are very much in demand.
See our Student Learning Objectives
"I encourage you, Class of 2016, to be brave, be curious, and be enthused. And may that passion boomerang right back to you. It’s been a privilege. Congratulations, and good luck."
picture credit: Naomi McPeters
The Vivian C. Hopkins Scholarship AwardEstablished in memory of Professor Vivian C. Hopkins. Awarded for outstanding scholastic ability and character inthe Department of English. Awarded to: Stacie Klinowski
Arlene F. Steinberg 1971 Memorial ScholarhsipEstablished by Mrs. Sue Steinberg in memory of her daugheter, Arlene F. Steinberg, Class of 1971. Awarded to the outstanding junior or senior English major in the field of twentieth-century fiction, poetry, or theatre. Awarded to: Haylee Shepard
Eleanor Bazzoni 1906 FellowshipEstablished by Charles Bazzoni in honor of his sister, Eleanor Rosalie Bazzoni, Class of 1906. Awarded anually for outstanding achievement in English to a student in the English Department. Awarded to: Kaitlyn Bellittini
Leah Lovenheim AwardAwarded for the best short story written by an undergraduate student. Awarded to: Tiffanie Hinds for "Shadow Man"
Shields Mcllwaine PrizeEstablished in memory of Professor Shields Mcllwaine. Awarded for the best poem written by an undergraduate student. Awarded to: Kristina Kingsley for "Our Ocean"
Margaret Norway for "Diamond Street After the Raid"Stephy Zhao for "kiss"