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Professor Jason Eric Miller says writers try to "make sense of things" in the world. Read his Metrosphere interview and short story "Apology" Explicit Morality_J Eric Miller (6,198 KB) PHOTO: Mackenzie Masson

A Community of Scholars, Writers and Readers

The Department of English faculty members form a community of readers and writers who pursue the study of humane letters for both aesthetic and practical reasons.

In keeping with the liberal arts tradition of general education, we promote the basic intellectual skills of critical reading and writing as well as the kind of understanding of the human condition that comes from the experience and appreciation of serious literature.

Our majors include English education, linguistics, composition studies, professional writing, film studies, creative writing and literature. It all begins with words on a page. 

Why Hire an English Major?

In a recent blog on The Huffington Post, enterpeneur and columnist Steve Strauss highlights four reasons why he prefers to hire English majors. 


We're so Proud!
  • Congrats Spring 2015 Graduates!

  • Congratulations Dr. Cynthia Kuhn for receiving a 2015 William F. Deeck-Malice Domestic Grant for Unpublished Writers (of Mystery)
  • Congratulations Prof. Rebecca Gorman O'Neill on the selection of your play, The Ghosts of Us, as the World Premiere Production at the 2016 Athena Project Arts Festival
  • Congratulations to Dr. Charly Hoge for completing his PhD.
Upcoming Events
  • First week of Summer classes June 8 - 12
  • Sci-Fi Film Series July 8: Snowpiercer
  • Sci-Fi Film Series July 15: Her
  • Sci-Fi Film Series July 22: Interstellar
  • Sci-Fi Film Series July29: Panet of the Apes (1968)
  • Sci-Fi Film Series Aug. 5: Blade Runner