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
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.
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
The Four Great Loves of Gerard Manley Hopkins, 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
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
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
Symbolic Caxton: Literary Culture And Print Capitalism (Review), Paul J. Patterson
Carlyle Studies Annual. Vol. 28., David R. Sorensen
Thomas Carlyle, David R. Sorensen
Submissions from 2011
Golfing the Links of Ireland, Robert T. Coyne
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.
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
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
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
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