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Department of English

The study of English is fundamental to a liberal arts and sciences education. English Department faculty members teach students to read perceptively and critically; to understand the historical, cultural and aesthetic dimensions of language and literature; and to write with clarity and precision.  We offer courses in literature, film, composition, rhetoric, and creative writing. Read More

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Department News

And the Publishing Credits Keep Rolling In!
Posted on 16 December 2014 | 9:14 am
Two more students from Dr. Devet’s ENGL 305: Advanced Composition course have been published. Congratulations to Philosophy major Patrick Ferri for his essay “A Loose Guide to Conventions” about attending and surviving at ComiCon, and to English/History major Sam Piergross for her essay  “Cheers?” on her first visit to Paris!
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From the Classroom to the Public Sphere: Student Publishes Essay
Posted on 16 November 2014 | 11:36 am
English major (Secondary Education), Samantha Connors’s travel essay “After Honors at the Colosseum” has been published at Hackwriters.com.  Sam wrote this piece as part of her work in ENGL 305: Advanced Composition with Dr. Devet. Congratulations, Sam!
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Department Events

Feb 26, 2015 - 7:00 pm
Poet Beth Bachmann will be reading a selection of her poetry and answering questions. Her first book, "Temper", was selected by Lynn Emanuel as winner of the AWP Award Series 2008 Donald Hall Prize in...
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Feb 26, 2015 - 7:00 pm
At this event, co-sponsored by FYE, Beth Bachmann will be reading poetry Thursday, February 26th at 7pm at the Randolph Hall Alumni Memorial Hall.
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