Department of English

English as a discipline offers an opportunity for a general humanistic education, and it develops skills in communication and analysis essential in most careers. An education in English teaches students to write, to think ‌critically, to weigh values, and to communicate ideas; at the same time, it affords them a sense of beauty and informs them of the heritage of their own culture as well as others. 


Undergraduate Programs

The English Department offers an undergraduate degree program for students interested in a liberal arts education directed toward careers in law, business, creative writing, secondary education, and university teaching and scholarship. More...


Graduate Programs

The Department of English offers programs leading to the degrees of M.A., M.F.A., and Ph.D. The Ph.D. program is an innovative scholarly course of study with special strengths in Caribbean, Early Modern, Ethnic and Transnational Studies, as well as in Irish Modernism. Students are offered opportunities to edit and manage the journals Anthurium and James Joyce Literary Supplement. More...


Colloquia and Research Initiatives