The English Department at Case Western Reserve promotes intellectual curiosity, analytical inquiry, and creative thinking about the rich variety of fields in our discipline. Building on the passion our students bring to the literary arts, the Department’s faculty encourages the formation of new knowledge through careful examination of both real and imagined worlds.
Our seminars and research explore the craft of poetry, Shakespearean drama, science fictional blueprints for new technologies, the techniques of horror films, the rhetoric of medicine, and the dynamics of novels, plays, short stories and creative non-fiction. Evidence suggests that students wishing to work in one of the fields in our discipline — literature, creative writing, film, journalism, and rhetoric — need not sacrifice passion for practicality.
In addition to serving as a standalone major, English complements majors in other disciplines and serves as excellent preparation for law school, medical school, and business school. There is no better place at a university to learn the art of communication, a skill that informs nearly every profession from teaching literature to computer programming. Our smaller class sizes allow individual attention from distinguished professors who have published acclaimed books and won awards including the Fulbright, the Guggenheim, and the Pulitzer Prize.
Date posted: February 27th, 2014
Up to twelve $3000 stipends for graduate work at the dissertation level in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences for fall semester 2014. Purpose: To facilitate the transition from course work and accelerate the process of writing the dissertation by bringing together students for discussion of one another’s work as well as questions of method […]
Date posted: February 21st, 2014
Evil Incarnate: Manifestations of Villains and Villainy. This interdisciplinary conference will take place on the campus of CWRU. July 11th through 13th, 2014. http://www.case.edu/artsci/engl/evilincarnate/keynotes.html
Date posted: February 20th, 2014
Friday, April 18: Celebration of Student Writing. 12:00–2:4 p.m. Veale Athletic Center. http://www.case.edu/writing/celebration.html Online Registration Deadline: Friday, March 7, 2014. The Celebration of Student Writing is a university-wide showcase of student writing projects. It encourages students to re-present and display their research and writing in formats other than word- processed letters and lines on the […]
Date posted: February 6th, 2014
Department of English
Date posted: February 4th, 2014
in this issue Gary Stonum Tribute/Interview with Raymond Keen/Faculty Notes/New Faculty Spotlight:Vinter/Project: Revisiting History/Alumni News/Digital Grads/”Breaking Genre” Writers Conference/African American Alumni Association “The Thirst for New Ideas”: Gary Lee Stonum by James Sheeler Every year on the Sunday closest to Shakespeare’s birthday a small group of hikers gathers at a trailhead inside Cuyahoga Valley National […]