Department of English

Dedicated to the intellectual curiosity, analytical dexterity, and creative thinking of its students, the English Department at CWRU fosters reading, writing, and media skills through a broad selection of seminars and research. Our classes combine the study of English and American literature, exploring the craft of poetry, Shakespearean drama, science fiction, the techniques of horror films, the rhetoric of medicine, and the dynamics of novels, plays, short stories, and creative non-fiction.

There is no better place to learn the art of communication. In addition to being a stand-alone major, English effectively complements many other disciplines and serves as excellent preparation for law school, medical school, and business school. Our smaller class sizes allow individual attention from professors who have published acclaimed books and won awards including the Fulbright, the Guggenheim, and the Pulitzer Prize.


Colloquium This Friday, September 30th:
“Free Speech and the Liberal Arts”

A panel discussion with Marilyn Mobley, Vice President of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity, Professor of English; Kim Emmons, Associate Professor of English, Acting Director of Graduate Studies; Michael W. Clune, Professor of English

Case Western Reserve University
Guilford Parlor, 11112 Bellflower Rd.
3:00 – 4:15 p.m.


Collation Boot Camp: My Time at the University of Virginia’s Rare Book School

Date posted: September 28th, 2016

This summer, I was privileged to attend a course at the Rare Book School. RBS is an independent institute housed at the University of Virginia supporting the study of book history and printing. …Read more.

Graduation 2016
Graduation 2016

Commencement, May 2016

Date posted: May 16th, 2016

From left to right: Catherine Forsa, Eric Earnhardt, Kurt Koenigsberger, Cara Byrne, Kristin Kondrlik, Kate Allen, and Thrity Umrigar. Congratulations, graduates! …Read more.

Writing Program Awards Ceremony
Writing Program Awards Ceremony

Writing Instruction and Essay Awards Announced

Date posted: May 6th, 2016

From left to right: Peter Whiting, Director SAGES; Christopher Flint, Chair of English Department;  Hee-Seung Kang, Director of SAGES ESL Program; Eric Chilton, Lecturer, English; Georgia Cowart, Professor of Music; Dean Cyrus Taylor. …Read more.

Guilford with Tulips  less
Guilford with Tulips  less

Department of English: March 2016

Date posted: April 1st, 2016

in this issue

Interview with Jeff Morgan /Faculty Notes/Past Faculty: Lemuel Potwin/ Alumni News/England’s Impact on a Major/ Schedule of Events
March 2016

Interview with Jeff Morgan (American Comic Poetry)
CWRU: Why does comic poetry make people uncomfortable? …Read more.

Lucas photo
Lucas photo

Dave Lucas was awarded a 2016 Creative Workforce Fellowship

Date posted: December 14th, 2015

Dave Lucas is one of forty Cuyahoga County artists who will each receive $15,000 in 2016 through the Creative Workforce Fellowship. Awards are made in the disciplines of craft, dance, design, literature, media arts, music, theatre and visual arts. …Read more.

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