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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.


Writing Program Awards Ceremony, May 3, 2017.

Peter Whiting, Hee-Seung Kang, and Christopher Flint.

Department of English Newsletter: March 2017

Date posted: March 30th, 2017

in this issue

Postgrad:LA/Faculty Notes/Faculty Spotlight/Alumni News/Past Faculty: Oliver Farrar Emerson/Schedule of Events

Postgrad in the Entertainment Industry
by Samantha Flinn
The year 2009 was probably the worst time for any college senior to graduate and enter the workforce. …Read more.

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.

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