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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.

 

“Pseudoscience Fictions,” a lecture by Kate Marshall

Friday, March 24th, 3:00 to 4:15 pm

Bellflower Hall, Room 102

Department of English Newsletter: December 2016

Date posted: December 19th, 2016


in this issue
Carlisle Interview/Faculty Notes/Ongoing Projects: Iris Dunkle/Past Faculty: Katherine Harriet Porter/Alumni News/Thank You/

Interview with Anne Carlisle (’73)
A published novelist and journalist, Dr. …Read more.

Department of English: September 2016

Date posted: October 3rd, 2016

in this issue

Letter from the Chair/Faculty Notes/Writers House/Past Faculty: Eleanor Thomas/Summer Project: Wiehl/Alumni News/Rare Book School/Project Narrative

Letter from the Chair
Dear Friends of English,
We have been busy. …Read more.

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.

Department of English: June 2016

Date posted: September 8th, 2016

in this issue

Interview with Shelley Costa/Faculty Notes/Attempt at Mythology/Past Faculty: Karl Thompson/Alumni News/Post-Grad/Renovation


Catherine Forsa, Eric Earnhardt, Kurt Koenigsberger, Cara Byrne,
Kristin E. Kondrlik, Kate Allen, and Thrity Umrigar. …Read more.

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 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.

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