About the Department
The Department of English comprises undergraduate and graduate programs in literature in English; the MFA Program in Writing; Literary Journalism; and Composition. Among our faculty members are theorists and literary historians, scholars of rhetoric and experts in composition, journalists, writers of fiction, and poets.
Students in the Department explore a variety of models for literary analysis. They write stories and poems. They produce journalism. In every case, our students think about writing: its history, its changing functions, and its place in today’s culture. The major prepares students for a world in which informed analysis of language and forceful writing continue to be crucial.