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.

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Submissions from 2009

What role does theatre play in addressing human rights and political injustices? (Invited special roundtable for Modern Drama), Laura Grace Pattillo

â Astrophil the Orator: Diplomacy and Diplomats in Sidneyâ s Astrophil and Stellaâ, Jason Powell

â Editing Wyatts: Reassessing the Textual State of Sir Thomas Wyattâ s Poetryâ, Jason Powell

â Marginalia, Authorship and Editing in the Manuscripts of Thomas Wyattâ s Verseâ, Jason Powell

Chapter in "â Thomas Wyatt and Francis Bryan: Plainness and Dissimulationâ ", Jason Powell

A Jesuit's Efforts in Aiding Sudanese Refugees, Patrick H. Samway S.J.

Genocide in Sudan, Patrick H. Samway S.J.

Sudanese Refugees in Chad, Patrick H. Samway S.J.

'A Great Moral Tonic': Lecky on Carlyle and the French Revolution, David R. Sorensen

An Asbestos That Survives All Fire: Carlyle and Twentieth-Century Political Religions, David R. Sorensen

Carlyle and Hitler: The True Meaning of Carlyle's Accomplishment, David R. Sorensen

Carlyle and the Totalitarian Temptation, David R. Sorensen

Carlyle Studies Annual (Volume 25), David R. Sorensen

'Doom-Trumpet' in Elysium: The Death-Birth of the Pastoral Tradition in Carlyle's 'The French Revolution', David R. Sorensen

Fulgurances de splendeur: Carlyle et John Tyndall II. Les Limites du romantisme en ccience et en histoire, David R. Sorensen

Listening to the Past: Carlyle, Browning, and the Dramatic Monologue of History, David R. Sorensen

Listening to the Past: Carlyle, Browning, and the Dramatic Monologue of History, David R. Sorensen

'Supernaturalisme naturel': La Rédemption du passé dans 'The French Revolution' de Carlyle/'Natural Supernaturalism': Carlyle's Redemption of the Past in 'The French Revolution', David R. Sorensen

'Symbolic Mutation': Thomas Carlyle and the Legacy of Charles Darwin in England, David R. Sorensen

Tadpoles or Angels: Carlyle, John Tyndall, and the Defense of Darwinism, David R. Sorensen

The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Volume 37), David R. Sorensen

The Eternal Note: Carlyle's Operatic History, David R. Sorensen

The Eternal Note: Carlyle's Operatic History, David R. Sorensen

Transcendent Wonder or Moral Putrefaction? Thomas Carlyle and the Legacy of Charles Darwin in England, David R. Sorensen

Transcendent Wonder or Moral Putrefaction? Thomas Carlyle and the Legacy of Charles Darwin in England, David R. Sorensen

Live Wires: Creative Nonfiction and Technology, Jennifer Spinner

Submissions from 2008

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Books that Cook: Teaching Food and Food Literature in the English Classroom., Jennifer Cognard-Black and Melissa A. Goldthwaite

Writers at the Table: A Celebration of Food Literature, Tenaya R. Darlington

"Hopkins, Magical Metaphor Maker", Joseph J. Feeney S.J.

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

The Playfulness of Gerard Manley Hopkins, Joseph J. Feeney S.J.

A Guide to The Norton Reader, Twelfth Edition, Melissa A. Goldthwaite

A Try, Melissa A. Goldthwaite

When Essays and Lives Collide: Creating Safe Places in Teaching Creative Nonfiction., Melissa A. Goldthwaite

Book Review of Because We Live Here: Sponsoring Literacy Beyond the College Curriculum, by Eli Goldblatt, Ann E. Green

Diversity Work and the WPA: Feminist and Activist Writing Center Work Prior to Tenure, Ann E. Green

Gender, Contingent Labor, and Writing Studies, Ann E. Green

Local Politics and Voice: Speaking to be Heard, Ann E. Green

Local Politics and Voice: Speaking to be Heard During the Pretenure Years, Ann E. Green

Review of "Vision and Vacancy: The Fictions of J. S. Le Fanu", Richard J. Haslam

Tyrants and Twitterers: The New Media Moment in International and Historical Context, J. Michael Lyons

â Nation, History, Narrative: David Mitchell's Epic of Globalization, Jason H. Mezey

â The State Sells Out: Arundhati Roy and the Corporate Face of Indian Modernity, Jason H. Mezey

Congreve and Akenside: Two Poetic Allusions in Melville's, Peter C. Norberg

Melville's Marginalia Online, Peter C. Norberg

In Darfur Genocide Continues, Patrick H. Samway S.J.

Voices of Pilgrims, Patrick H. Samway S.J.

Voices of Pilgrims, Patrick H. Samway S.J.

A Flowing Light-Fountain: Carlyle, Ruskin and the Architecture of Heroism in 'The Stones of Venice.', David R. Sorensen

'A Flowing Light-Fountain': Thomas Carlyle, John Ruskin, and the Architecture of Heroism in 'The Stones of Venice', David R. Sorensen

An Afterword. 'Give Carlyle His Due': Goldwin Smith, Thomas Carlyle, and 'The Bystander', David R. Sorensen

An Asbestos That Survives All Fire: Carlyle and the Totalitarian Temptation, David R. Sorensen

'A Very Strange Plant': Carlyle, John Mitchel and the Political Legacy of Swift, David R. Sorensen

Carlyle Studies Annual (Volume 24), David R. Sorensen

'Le Peuple enrage': Radical Emotion in Carlyle's The French Revolution, David R. Sorensen

The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Volume 36), David R. Sorensen

Who Killed Carlyle the Historian?, David R. Sorensen

Failure and Betrayal: Accountability in Creative Nonfiction, Jennifer Spinner

Meta-Writing: When Essays and Lives Collide, Jennifer Spinner

Nineteenth Century Newspaper Writers--Women Essayists You've (Likely) Never Read, Jennifer Spinner

(On) Riffing on the Modern Essay, Jennifer Spinner

Submissions from 2007

Joseph-Felix Barbelin, Francis F. Burch S.J.

The Jesuit Education of Sir Authur Conan Ignatius Doyle, Francis F. Burch S.J.

David Mitchell's 'Cloud Atlas' of Narrative Constraints and Environmental Limits, Jo Alyson Parker

Narrative Form and Chaos Theory in Sterne, Proust, Woolf, and Faulkner, Jo Alyson Parker

Teaching Time: Narrative, Time, and Writing Studies, Jo Alyson Parker

Time and Memory, Jo Alyson Parker

Educating Darfur Refugees: A Jesuit's Efforts in Chad, Patrick H. Samway S.J.

'A Conflux of Two Eternities': Carlyle Editing and Editing Carlyle in The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle, David R. Sorensen

An Elusive Canvas: Thomas Carlyle and the Foundation of the Portrait Galleries in London and Edinburgh, David R. Sorensen

Carlyle Studies Annual (Volume 23), David R. Sorensen

'Feelings of Kindred': Carlyle, Scott and the Pastoral as Prophecy and Rebellion, David R. Sorensen

Pure Divinity: Carlyle and the Victorian Response to Islam, David R. Sorensen

The Carlyle Letters Online [CLO], David R. Sorensen

The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Volume 35), David R. Sorensen

"The Great Pioneer of National Socialism"?: Carlyle and Hitler Revisited, David R. Sorensen

Thomas Carlyle's MS Notes for 'The Diamond Necklace', David R. Sorensen

'Une Religion plus digne de la divinité': A New Source for Carlyle's Essay on Mahomet, David R. Sorensen

Submissions from 2006

An Experimental Ph.D. Program: Problems and Possibilities, Ann E. Green

Girl, April Lindner

Inscribing and Forgetting, Jo Alyson Parker

John Finlay (1941-1991), Patrick H. Samway S.J.

Toward Discerning How Flannery O'Connor's Fiction Can be Considered 'Roman Catholic', Patrick H. Samway S.J.

William Jay Smith (1918-), Patrick H. Samway S.J.

A Religion of a Nobler Divinity: A New Source for Carlyle's Essay on Mahomet, David R. Sorensen

Carlyle Studies Annual (Volume 22), David R. Sorensen

'Flame-Picture': Carlyle's Redemption of the Past in 'The French Revolution', David R. Sorensen

'Je suis la Révolution Française': Carlyle, Napoleon, and the Napoleonic Mythus, David R. Sorensen

Professor Ruth apRoberts: Canadian English Scholar who Championed Anthony Trollope from the Campuses of California, David R. Sorensen

Revising an Imbroglio: A Day in the Life of Carlyle's Copy-Editor for 'The French Revolution', David R. Sorensen

The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Volume 34), David R. Sorensen

Thomas Carlyle: 'The Feast of Pikes' Corrected Proof, [18--], David R. Sorensen

'Thrills of Electric Splendour': Thomas Carlyle, John Tyndall, and the Limits of Romanticism in Science and History, David R. Sorensen

Submissions from 2005

'Huckleberry Finn' and 'A Farewell to Arms', Anthony J. Berret S.J.

Music, Class and Race in the 'Gatsby' Stories, Anthony J. Berret S.J.

John Francis Xavier O'Conor, Francis F. Burch S.J.

Translation of 'Jesuit Culture and Missions in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries: At the Crossroads of History and Theology' by Philippe Lécrevain, Francis F. Burch S.J.

Flying High, Eileen Z. Cohen

Hopkins' Poetic Heritage: What Did He Leave for His Followers?, Joseph J. Feeney S.J.

Playing With Birds, Cows, Fish and Fields: Hopkins' Welsh Sonnets, Joseph J. Feeney S.J.