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 2003

Pulling a Poem Out of a Hat, Jennifer Spinner

Research in the Creative Writing Classroom, Jennifer Spinner

Thirteen Ways If Looking at Creative Nonfiction, Jennifer Spinner

Grace, Prophecy and the Creativity of Nature in John Garnder's Theory and Practice of Fiction, Ronald C. Wendling

Submissions from 2002

Basil and the Dance Craze, Anthony J. Berret S.J.

'Enthusiastic Sorrow': Wordsworth, Tennyson, and Eliot Loss (William Wordsworth, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, T. S. Eliot), Thomas J. Brennan S.J.

Wordsworth's 'Peele Castle', Thomas J. Brennan S.J.

Dennis Joseph Comey, Francis F. Burch S.J.

Old Deluder Satan Act, Francis F. Burch S.J.

Flying High, Eileen Z. Cohen

A Newfound Hopkins Couplet, 'To Jesus on My Bed I Sue': A Critical Edition, Joseph J. Feeney S.J.

Gerald Manley Hopkins Meets Jane Nightwork: A Poet Faces His Ageing, Joseph J. Feeney S.J.

Gerard Manley Hopkins' 'Consule Jones': A Critical Edition with Introduction and Commentary, Joseph J. Feeney S.J.

Hopkins Variations: Standing Round a Waterfall, Joseph J. Feeney S.J.

Postmodern Literature as a Diagnostic Tool: Helping Students to Understand Themselves, Joseph J. Feeney S.J.

Scarlet Geraniums and the 'Mother of Muses': Gerard Manley Hopkins in Wales, 1874-1877, Joseph J. Feeney S.J.

Scarlet Geraniums and the 'Mother of Muses': Gerard Manley Hopkins in Wales, 1874-1877, Joseph J. Feeney S.J.

Weeping for New York, Joseph J. Feeney S.J.

Poe as a Source for Poe, Richard A. Fusco

Poe's 'Life' and Hawthorne's 'Death': A Literary Debate, Richard A. Fusco

Poe's Most Reluctant Disciple: Henry James in the 1980s, Richard A. Fusco

Poe, The Anthologies, and the Lower-Division Survey, Richard A. Fusco

Review of "The Cambridge Companion to Edgar Allen Poe", Richard A. Fusco

Wrestling with the Angel: Battle-Pieces as a Crucible for American Romantic Values, Richard A. Fusco

Korean War, Owen W. Gilman

Lively Action at the Literacy Text/Film Intersection, Owen W. Gilman

Lively Action at the Literary/Text Intersection, Owen W. Gilman

Spanish-American War, Owen W. Gilman

Vietnam War, Owen W. Gilman

World War I, Owen W. Gilman

World War II, Owen W. Gilman

Cross-pollinating Genres, Melissa A. Goldthwaite

Review of "Red: Passion and Patience in the Desert", Melissa A. Goldthwaite

Review of "The Barn at the End of the World: The Apprenticeship of a Quaker, Buddhist Shepherd", Melissa A. Goldthwaite

Teaching and Writing (at) Disciplinary Intersections: War or a Place to Stand?, Melissa A. Goldthwaite

The Rhetoric of Personal Testimony in Environmental Literature, Melissa A. Goldthwaite

Writing and Teaching (at) Disciplinary Intersections: Oars, Wars, or a Place to Stand?, Melissa A. Goldthwaite

Graveyards and Ghosts: Negotiating Collaborations, Hoping for Transformation, Ann E. Green

Racism and White Privilege: Implications for Service-Learning as Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs), Ann E. Green

'The Double Binds of Whiteness': Anti-Racist Work and the Writing Center, Ann E. Green

Working in the 'Contact Zone': A Workshop Toward a Multicultural Writing Center (With Peer Tutors), Ann E. Green

Criticizing Critics, Richard J. Haslam

'Designed to Cause Suffering': Cal and the Politics of Imprisonment, Richard J. Haslam

Irish Studies and the Art of Method, Richard J. Haslam

An Uneasy Truce: Wildness and Domesticity in the Poems of Walt McDonald, April Lindner

Critical Seminar on the Use of History in Narrative Poetry, April Lindner

First Kiss, April Lindner

First Kiss (read by Garrison Keillor), April Lindner

"Hurricane" and "Eden Estates", April Lindner

Learning to Float (Read by Garrison Keillor), April Lindner

Leaving Yellow Springs, April Lindner

Michael Dana Gioia: A Chronology, April Lindner

Poetry Reading, April Lindner

Poetry Reading, April Lindner

Poetry Reading, April Lindner

Poetry Reading, April Lindner

Skin, April Lindner

Evaluating 'Catholic elements' in the Mission Statement of Saint Joseph's University, Francis J. Morris

Report to Board of Trustees on SJU Community Survey Evaluating the Effectiveness of the University's Mission Statement, Francis J. Morris

The Marketing of 'Genius' in Edgar Allan Poe's Critical Writings, Peter C. Norberg

Gendering the Robot: Stanislaw Lem's "The Mask", Jo Alyson Parker

Hatcher Hughes, Laura Grace Pattillo

'I Give You Thanks for My Own, On This Earth': Traditional Mountain Religion and Folk Belief in the Plays of Romulus Linney, Laura Grace Pattillo

Andre Dubus, Patrick H. Samway S.J.

Douze lectures de "l'Intrus" (Twelve Essays on Faulkner's "Intruder in the Dust"), Patrick H. Samway S.J.

"I Can See Them There, at Fenway Park - Andre Dubus and His Good Friend God...", Patrick H. Samway S.J.

Toward Evaluating the Biographies of William Faulkner, Patrick H. Samway S.J.

Carlyle and the Myth of Frederick the Great, David R. Sorensen

The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Volume 30), David R. Sorensen

Fiction or Non-Fiction? Pushing against Genre Boundaries, Jennifer Spinner

My Father's Dead (If Only I Could Tell You), Jennifer Spinner

Poetry and Little Magazines, Jennifer Spinner

Teaching Creative Nonfiction, Jennifer Spinner

The Creative Writing Program as Actopus, Jennifer Spinner

Dr. Jekyll, Mr. Coleridge and the Possibilities of Writing, Ronald C. Wendling

Dr. Jekyll, Mr. Coleridge, and the Possibilities of Writing, Ronald C. Wendling

Submissions from 2001

Twain's Bloody Massacre: Deconstructing the Body, Anthony J. Berret S.J.

A Jesuit Classmate Remembers G.M. Hopkins: An Unpublished Letter of Joseph Rickaby, SJ, Joseph J. Feeney S.J.

Gerard Hopkins Meets Jane Nightwork: Or, a Jesuit Poet Confronts Middle Age, Joseph J. Feeney S.J.

Hopkins and the McCabe Family: Three Children Who Knew Gerard Manley Hopkins, Joseph J. Feeney S.J.

Hopkins on Four Continents, Joseph J. Feeney S.J.

Something's Happening at the Prep, Joseph J. Feeney S.J.

The Religious Imagination of Andre Dubus: A Comparative Study with Mary Gordon and William Kennedy, Joseph J. Feeney S.J.

Who Bothers With Hopkins? Why Bother With Hopkins?, Joseph J. Feeney S.J.

John Ruben Thompson, Richard A. Fusco

Review of "Poe's Children: Connections between Tales of Terror and Detection", Richard A. Fusco

Review of "Sherlock's Men: Masculinity, Conan Doyle, and Cultural History", Richard A. Fusco

Gone with the Wind, Owen W. Gilman

Time and Border Crossings: Sherman Alexie's 'The Lone Ranger Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven', Owen W. Gilman

Time, Border Crossings and Skeletons, Owen W. Gilman

Vietnam War Fiction, Owen W. Gilman

Red June and Other Poems, Melissa A. Goldthwaite

Shifting Contexts: Interdisciplinary Possibilities in a Liberal Arts Curriculum, Melissa A. Goldthwaite

This, Too, Is Research, Melissa A. Goldthwaite

Writing and Reading Selves in Context: Rhetorical Functions of the Personal Essay in Composition Studies, Melissa A. Goldthwaite

'But You Aren't White': Racial Perceptions and Service-Learning, Ann E. Green

Literature and Service-Learning: Thinking through Subject Positions, Ann E. Green

Local Politics: The 'Hidden Curriculum' of Graduate School and Professional Life, Ann E. Green

Notes Toward a Multicultural Writing Center, Ann E. Green

Off the Radar Screen: Gender, Adjuncting, and Teaching Institutions, Ann E. Green