English Language and Literature

  • Shakesphere
  • Old English
  • Theater and play writing
  • African American literature
  • Stained glass of study of literature from the Geography builiding at Clark
  • Stained glass from the English house
  • Anderson House
  • Anderson House


The study of English literature and language is fundamental to liberal education. It guides students in the study of literary works—poems, plays, fiction, essays—and in the development of communication skills. A background in writing and textual analysis prepares students for graduate studies and careers in almost every profession. Recent graduates have entered the fields of communication, fine arts, government, law, management, politics, social services and academia.

Don't miss the next English Department Colloquium

Wednesday, January 15 at 3:00 p.m.

Professor Matt Malsky, Chair, Visual & Performing Arts, "Stereophonic Sound in Cinemascope"

Professor Ben Korstvedt, Visual & Performing Arts, "Authorship and the 'Textual Condition': The Case of Bruckner's Fourth Symphony"

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