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.

Friday, September 21st
Panel: “The Way We Write Now.”
Participants: Robert Rowan, Michael Clune, Kristine Kelly. Guilford Parlor. 3:15 to 4:15.

Department of English Newsletter: June 2018

in this issue Siebenschuh's Last Class/ Writing Awards/ Faculty Photo:1980/Faculty Notes/Past Faculty: Robert LeFevre Shurter/Alumni News/Graduation 2018 Siebenschuh's Last Class Writing Instruction and Essay Awards Announced The Writing Program Award Ceremony honors award-winning teachers and students at the end of each year. The celebration is a recognition of writing faculty at CWRU...

Department of English Newsletter: March 2018

in this issue Ohio Poet Laureate/Past Faculty: Frederick Lovett Taft/Faculty Notes/Ukrainian Singers/Alumni News/Alumni Spotlight A Toast to Dave Lucas, Ohio's New Poet Laureate On Thursday evening, February 15th, Dave Lucas was honored as Ohio’s new Poet Laureate during an event jointly hosted by the English Department and SAGES Program at Case...

William Marling Wins the Nancy Dasher Award

Bill Marling's Gatekeepers: The Emergence of World Literature and the 1960s (Oxford University Press 2016) is the recipient of this year's College English Association of Ohio’s Nancy Dasher Award. Bill will be honored at the association’s conference on April 14. The Nancy Dasher Award recognizes outstanding publications by faculty members...

Dave Lucas Named Ohio Poet Laureate

Dave Lucas has been named the new Ohio Poet Laureate. He follows Dr. Amit Majmadar, a radiologist in the Columbus area, who was the state's first poet laureate. Lucas says, “I am grateful, humbled, and eager for the opportunity to serve as the Poet Laureate of the State of...

Department of English Newsletter: December 2017

in this issue Past Faculty: Sarah Field Barrow/Faculty Notes/Dinner with Professor Orlemanski/Alumni News/ Writers Resource Center Workshops   Faculty of the Past Sarah Field Barrow b. 21 October 1877 in Mississippi d. 1 May 1956 in Memphis, Tennessee Sarah Field Barrow earned her Ph.B. at the University of Chicago in 1900, and then went on to...

Department of English Newsletter: September 2017

in this issue Letter from the Chair/Faculty Notes/Past Faculty: Mary Esson Reid/Alumni News/Book Beetle/Fall 2017 Colloquia Letter from the Chair Dear Friends of English, Since I addressed you last year in this column, there has been, considerable volatility in our nation. But at least in our academic patch here at CWRU, conditions have...