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.

Tim O’Brien English Scholarships for Unpaid Internships (Maximum: $2000) For English Majors who are participating in an unpaid internship at CWRU or elsewhere before August 31, 2020.
Tim O’Brien English Research Travel Support Fund (Maximum: $1000) For English Majors for travel awards relating to research for an English class (presenting a conference paper, conducting archival research for a capstone project, etc.)
For further details/application forms, go to: Tim O’Brien Scholarships for Unpaid Internships and Research Travel Support

Department of English Newsletter: June 2019

in this issue Writing Faculty and Student Awards/Adventures in Alt-Ac/Faculty Notes/Autism in Picture Books/Alumni News/Graduation 2019 Writing Faculty and Student Awards Announced by Martha Schaffer 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 which...

Department of English Newsletter: March 2019

in this issue Siebenschuh's Retirement/ Faculty: William Powell Jones/Faculty Notes/Undergrad Internships and Travel Grants/Freedman Student Fellowship: H. G. Wells/Alumni News April to December: Approaching Professor William Siebenschuh’s Retirement, with Prelude & Coda by John Orlock Prelude: February, 2018. Late afternoon. The door to my Clark Hall office is open. From the classroom...

Michael Clune is Named a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow

Michael Clune has been named a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow in the field of literary criticism. The Guggenheim foundation awards fellowships to scholars and artists to allow them to pursue research in any field and create in any of the arts "under the freest possible conditions and irrespective of race,...

Heman Oviatt and the Oviatt Professorship

Over the years Case Western Reserve University’s benefactors have donated funds to establish endowments for many purposes - scholarships, research, buildings maintenance, and professorships. Typically, the donated funds are invested and only the income is used to support the endowment’s purpose. These gifts, thus, have a lasting impact on...