• James Holden showcases his honors books
  • Book cover of the Great Gatsby

    Mendota Seminar 2016: The Great Gatsby


    Join us Friday, October 7-Saturday, October 8, 2016 for conversation and discussions about F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic The Great Gatsby.  Almost a hundred years after the Jazz Age, the novel continues to animate our understandings of the American Dream, success, and self-invention.  What does this story of fast cars, gambling, and blow-out parties tell us about America?  

    Speakers include Professors Russ Castronovo and David Zimmerman.

  • DeShawn McKinney speaking at roundtable on Ferguson

    DeShawn McKinney selected to receive the national Truman Scholarship!

    In addition to his work in the English and Creative Writing departments, DeShawn McKinney is also a First Wave and PEOPLE scholar.  He is a vocal leader for the Black Lives Matter movement and an advocate for racial equality on campus.  Read an interview with DeShawn here.

  • DAA Slide

    Distinguished Alumni

    This year's honorees for the Distinguished Alumni Award are Peter and Susan Straub! Learn more about the award and watch a video of the award presentation here.

  • Why?

    Why study English?

    See what major publications have to say about the advantages of an English major.

  • Majors Fair

    Interested in Majoring in English?

    Contact the English Department's Advisor Karen Redfield to learn more about the opportunities available to English majors and how you can declare your English major.


  1. FriSep16

    Lines of Amity: The Law of Nations in the Colonies - Mark Netzloff

    12:00 PM
    7191 Helen C White Hall

  2. WedSep28

    Susan Squier's Public Lecture

    7:00 PM
    6191 Helen C White Hall

  3. FriOct07

    The Mendota Seminar

    6191 and 7191 Helen C White Hall

  4. FriApr28

    Wendy Wall lecture

    4:00 PM
    7191 Helen C White Hall

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