The English Department allows you to explore literary and cultural traditions in manuscript; print; visual, film, oral, and digital media; and performance.
We maintain a working balance between canons of British, American and global literatures, including courses in African American literature, South Asian literature, South African literature, Irish literature, gender and sexuality studies. Courses also range across theoretical foci, such as performance theory, queer theory, postcolonial theory, trauma theory, media studies, digital humanities, and visual studies.
English prepares interested students for postgraduate work in English and other subjects; for cultural and non-profit jobs; for work in social and traditional media; for advanced work in professional and business schools; and for service in government and social work.
The English major is one of 262 students from 39 states, three countries, and Washington, D.C., who are part of the 2019 cohort of the fellowship, which provides a year of learning and networking opportunities emphasizing personal, professional, and civic growth.