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.
This English course examines literary and artistic horror by black artists (including Charles Chestnutt, Gwendolyn Brooks, Victor LaValle, the Geto Boys, Childish Gambino, and Jordan Peele) as a way to explore racial identity and oppression.