Faculty members in the Department of English provide students with a rich variety of learning experiences as they engage literary texts and develop as writers. The English major prepares graduates for a broad range of professional careers––in law, in secondary education (certification requirements completed within the undergraduate program of study), in publishing (writing and editing for books, magazines, journals), in traditional journalism (print and broadcast media), in advertising, in public relations, and in business (marketing and management). Furthermore, English major graduates often pursue advanced degrees that prepare them for teaching at the community college or four-year college/university level.

For advanced study in the writing field, the Department of English also offers a Master’s degree in Writing Studies; the program can be completed on a part- or full-time basis.


Submissions from 2018

Flannery O'Connor and Robert Giroux: A Publishing Partnership, Patrick H. Samway S.J.

Submissions from 2017

Review of "A Temporary Future: The Fiction of David Mitchell", Jo Alyson Parker

"This Place … So Vividly, So Violently, So Murderously Alive": Emigration in John Banville's Benjamin Black Novels, Kersti Tarien Powell

Hopkins’s Use of Biblical Stories in his Shipwreck Poems, Patrick H. Samway S.J.

Submissions from 2016

City Comedy, Public Style, Matthew M. Hunter

The Network Behind ‘Tottel's’ Miscellany, Jason Powell

Review of "Pure Act: The Uncommon Life of Robert Lax", Patrick H. Samway S.J.

Tracing a Literary and Epistolary Relationship: Eudora Welty and Her Editor, Robert Giroux, Patrick H. Samway S.J.

Time to Write: The Influence of Time and Culture on Learning to Write, written by John Sylvester Lofty, Grace E. Wetzel

Submissions from 2015

Melville, Peter C. Norberg

Bartram's Garden, Eleanor Mae Stanford

Submissions from 2014

Immortal Diamond Cut From Faith, Joseph J. Feeney S.J.

The St. Martin's Guide to Teaching Writing, Melissa A. Goldthwaite

Submissions from 2013

Di Bruno Bros. House of Cheese: A Guide to Wedges, Recipes, and Pairings, Tenaya R. Darlington

Staging Scripture. Review of "The Gospel According to Shakespeare" by Piero Boitani, translated by Vittorio Montemaggi, Joseph J. Feeney S.J.

The Four Great Loves of Gerard Manley Hopkins, Joseph J. Feeney S.J.

Three 'Homes' Which Gerard Manley Hopkins Enjoyed: A Counterbalance To Adrian Grafe's 'Hopkins And Home', Joseph J. Feeney S.J.

Not Taking Time Off, Ann E. Green

Promised Land and the Illusion of Choice, Ann E. Green

The ICU and You, Ann E. Green

Catherine, April Lindner

Skin, April Lindner

A Brief History of the International Society for the Study of Time, Jo Alyson Parker

Authority and Diplomacy from Dante to Shakespeare, Jason Powell

Journalism of Ideas: Brainstorming, Developing, and Selling Stories in the Digital Age, Daniel Reimold

A Failure of Faith: Herbert Grierson, Thomas Carlyle, and the British Academy 'Master Mind' Lecture of 1940, David R. Sorensen

Dickens And The City. Review of "Dickens and the City" edited by Jeremy Tambling, David R. Sorensen

“Power tends to corrupt”: Thomas Carlyle, Lord Acton, and the Legacy of Frederick the Great, David R. Sorensen

The Great Pioneer Of National Socialist Philosophy?: Carlyle And Twentieth-Century Totalitarianism, David R. Sorensen

The Unseen Heart of the Whole": Carlyle, Dickens, and The Sources of "The French Revolution" in "A Tale of Two Cities, David R. Sorensen

Review of "Nuns Behaving Badly: Tales of Music, Magic, Art, and Arson in the Convents of Italy", Jennifer Spinner

Prison Collaborative Writing: Building Strong Mutuality in Community-Based Learning”, With a response by “Wes”, Grace E. Wetzel

Submissions from 2012

Golfing the World, Robert T. Coyne

Linked: The Ocean Course at Kiawah & the Links of Doonbeg, Robert T. Coyne

Don Gifford, Zones of Re-Membering: Time, Memory, and (Un)Consciousness, Joseph J. Feeney S.J.

Exile on O'Connell Street, Joseph J. Feeney S.J.

Gerard Manley Hopkins, SJ: From Unknown Poet to Worldwide Fame, Joseph J. Feeney S.J.

The Hopkins Quarterly, Joseph J. Feeney S.J.

Who Was, Who Is, Gerard Manley Hopkins?, Joseph J. Feeney S.J.

A Collage of Crots: A Review of Eula Biss’s Notes from No Man’s Land, Melissa A. Goldthwaite

Review of "Charles Maturin: Authorship, Authenticity and the Nation" and "Charles Robert Maturin and the Haunting of Irish Romantic Fiction", Richard J. Haslam

Eloquent Silences: Lyric Solutions to the Problem of the Biographical Narrative, April Lindner

Jana, April Lindner

Jane: Moderní Příběh Jany Eyrové, April Lindner

Perennial, April Lindner

Review: Frederick Turner. Two Ghost Poems, April Lindner

Self Portrait as Frida Kahlo and Dry, April Lindner

This Bed Our Bodies Shaped: Poems, April Lindner

Tipping on a Tightrope: Divas in African American Literature, Aisha Damali Lockridge

Review of "The Fiction of Narrative: Essays on History, Literature, and Theory", Jo Alyson Parker

Symbolic Caxton: Literary Culture And Print Capitalism (Review), Paul J. Patterson

Review of 1536: The Year that Changed Henry VIII, by Susannah Lipscomb, Jason Powell

Carlyle Studies Annual. Vol. 28., David R. Sorensen

The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Volume 40: January-August 1864), David R. Sorensen

The Philosopher of Fact-Worship: James Fitzjames Stephen and the Legacy of Thomas Carlyle, David R. Sorensen

Thomas Carlyle, David R. Sorensen

"The 600-Year-Old Mirror: Montaigne in Reflection." Review of "How to Live: Or a Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer", Jennifer Spinner

Submissions from 2011

Golfing the Links of Ireland, Robert T. Coyne

Bee a Good Neighbor: Urban Apiaries' Honey Could Hardly be More Local, Buzzing in from City Rooftops and Bottled by Zip Code, Tenaya R. Darlington

Food for Thought and Action: Creating Community through Literary Cookbooks, Kitchen Blogs, Arguments, and Reflection, Tenaya R. Darlington

Singin' The Blues With Madame Fromage: A Presentation on Blue Cheese from Around the World, Tenaya R. Darlington

The Accidental Cheesemaker: How Sue Miller Saved Her Pennsylvania Farm by Learning to Make Blue, Tenaya R. Darlington

The Science of Cheese, Tenaya R. Darlington

Gerard Manley Hopkins: Early Environmentalist Poet with a Distinct Perspective, Joseph J. Feeney S.J.

"Gerard Manley Hopkins: Early Environmentalist Poet with His Own Distinct Perspective", Joseph J. Feeney S.J.

Gerard Manley Hopkins: Environmentalist Poet of Unique Perspective, Joseph J. Feeney S.J.

"Hopkins, Gerard Manley", Joseph J. Feeney S.J.

Original Spare Strange: A Portrait of Gerard Manley Hopkins -- Part of the CBC Series 'Ideas', Joseph J. Feeney S.J.

The Hopkins Quarterly, Joseph J. Feeney S.J.

Responding to Nature in Writing: To be Thoreau. . . or Not, Owen W. Gilman

A Guide to the Norton Reader, Thirteenth Edition, Melissa A. Goldthwaite

On Love, Disease, and Family Recipes, Melissa A. Goldthwaite

Opening Silences, Melissa A. Goldthwaite

The Norton Reader, Thirteenth Edition, Melissa A. Goldthwaite

(Un)Common Ground: Food Writing in the Classroom and Local Community, Melissa A. Goldthwaite

A Conversation with the Committee on Women in the Academic Profession Work Life Balance: Redux, Ann E. Green

'The Quality of Light': Using Narrative in a Peer Tutoring Class, Ann E. Green

Character and Construction in Bernard MacLaverty's Early Short Stories about the Troubles, Richard J. Haslam

Maturin's Catholic Heirs: Expanding the Limits of Irish Gothic, Richard J. Haslam

Review of "Bernard MacLaverty", Richard J. Haslam

The Inquisitional Impulse: Bernard Maclaverty's 'Walking The Dog', Richard J. Haslam

Theory, Empiricism, and "Providential Hermeneutics": Reading and Misreading Sheridan Le Fanu's Carmilla and "Schalken the Painter", Richard J. Haslam

A Reading from Jane, April Lindner

At Play with Myth and Form, April Lindner

author appearance and signing, April Lindner

Book signing, Associated Writing Programs Conference, April Lindner

"Dressing for Work" and "Mint", April Lindner

Here Everybody Has a Neighbor: Bruce Springsteen's Narrative of Community, April Lindner

Love's the Burning Boy: Elizabeth Bishop's "Casablanca", April Lindner

Marilyn Nelson: A Critical Introduction, April Lindner

Neat, April Lindner

Postcard from Rockport, April Lindner

Reading and discussion, Arlington Central Library, April Lindner

Reading and discussion, Linden Hall High School, April Lindner

Reading and discussion, Oakwood High School, April Lindner

Reading, Cayuga County Community College, April Lindner

Reading from Jane, April Lindner

Reading, Western Georgia University, April Lindner

Second Saturday Poets, April Lindner

Teen Panel - The Passion of Writing, April Lindner