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Welcome to the English Department

Clark University’s English Department is a close-knit community of students and faculty who are passionate about the written word. Join us at Anderson House — our cozy Victorian-era home — where we gather for classes, events, and impromptu conversations on everything from Shakespeare to science fiction.

The English Department has the following DEI statement.

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Undergraduate Programs

We offer a major and minor in English and a minor in creative writing. You’ll gain knowledge and skills that can be applied to a myriad of fields, from business and law to education and nonprofit work.

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Graduate Program

Our master’s degree in English imparts disciplinary practices for studying literature, reading closely, and integrating research.

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Our faculty focus on key periods, themes, and genres across English literature, applying a wide range of critical approaches. Students develop theses, working closely with faculty mentors.

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Careers and Internships

A degree in English or a minor in creative writing provides a solid foundation for many fields. To gain experience, take advantage of Clark’s resources, tools, and funding opportunities for internships, research, and creative projects.

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Writing Contests

The English Department sponsors annual writing contests that are open to all Clark undergraduate students, including those enrolled in the School of Professional Studies. All work must be completely original.

Due March 22, 2021 @ 11:59 p.m.

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There are no colloquiums scheduled for this time. Please check back at a later date.

Contact Information

Department of English

Contact Us
  • Anderson House
    12 Hawthorne Street
    Worcester, MA 01610

  • 1-508-793-7142
  • 1-508-793-8892 Fax