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Stories, Histories, Justice

Welcome to the website of the Department of English, a member of the College of Arts and Sciences and one of the largest programs on campus. We are a community of students and teacher-scholars passionate about storytelling, rhetoric, and interpretation.

We believe that words, images, and narratives change the world—that they can stimulate or lull into complacency, mystify or inform, alienate or uplift, enslave or empower. In our 475 undergraduate and graduate courses led by 60 full-time faculty members, we explore how writers, cultures, and institutions tell the stories that shape people’s very different experiences, for better or worse. Thus, we study literature, writing, critical thinking, and ethical research practices to construct a just future.

To this end, our undergraduate and graduate programs feature courses in traditional fields and techniques as well as distinctive offerings in environmental humanities, comics studies, medical humanities, disability studies, digital humanities, and the study of race and ethnicity.

Please search through our site or contact us to learn more about how you can join our efforts to read our culture and work toward social justice.


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There's still room in ENG 110M:  Intro to Film & Media.  This course serves as an introduction to film and media ...

Angela Rovak's dissertation,  "Make Something Besides a Baby: Race, Gender, and Reproductive Science in 20th Century Black Women's Novels ...

Congratulations to the Class of 2019! Click to learn more about the English major from our recent grads!

Join us in celebrating the English Honor Society's banner year

English PhD candidate Paul Kratwell-Tierney was recently awarded a ...

The Office of the Provost awards Wald for excellence in research, teaching, and service

Pictured is a nineteenth-century engraving of Toussaint L'Ouverture, perhaps the most influential leader of the slave-led Haitian Revolution.

Professors Heidi Kaufman and Faith Barter win a coveted I3 grant for studying black rebellions in the long ninetheenth century

Please click to read a message from Professor Gordon Sayre regarding the arrangement of the Foundations to the English Major.

Professors David Vázquez and Sarah Wald will facilitate "Contexts for Teaching Under the Feet of Jesus"

1:00-3:00 PM, Wednesday, May 1, 2019, Ford Alumni Center Ballroom

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Filo wins the CAS Dissertation Fellowship for exploration of the relationship between sex and self in early modern England.

Celeste Reeb, Stephanie Mastrostefano, and Carmel Ohman are recognized for promising work in women, gender, and society.

CAS recognizes Professor Brown for excellence in teaching and scholarship