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The English Department is thrilled to welcome Professors Lauren Jackson and Justin Mann to our faculty.  Professor Jackson received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, and her book of nonfiction, White Negroes, is forthcoming  from Beacon Press.  Professor Mann received his Ph.D. from George Washington University and  has an essay titled  “What’s Your Emergency?”: White Women and the Policing of Public Space forthcoming in the journal Feminist Studies.
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We’re delighted to announce that Jay Grossman has earned a Spring 2020 visiting research fellowship at Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, to continue work on his biography of the literary scholar and political activist F. O. Matthiessen where the majority of his papers and correspondence are held.
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In the fall of 2018, Averill Curdy, associate professor of instruction and director of the English Major in Creative Writing, offered a freshman seminar titled “Pickpockets, Poets, and Other Sad Marvels of City Life” as she has three times before. But unlike previous iterations, this version integrated new approaches gleaned from Prof. Curdy’s participation in the Digital Humanities Summer Faculty Workshop...
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Our Programs

 

Undergraduate

 

Graduate

Litowitz MFA+MA in English and Creative Writing

This program offers intimate classes, the opportunity to pursue both creative and critical writing, and close mentorship by renowned faculty in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Our three-year curriculum gives students time to deepen both their creative writing and their study of literature. Students complete two degrees concurrently --an MFA in Creative Writing and an MA in English.

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MA in English Literature

Designed to be completed in one year and flexible in its requirements, our Master's in Literature allows students considerable freedom in choosing courses in English and in related disciplines. Most are planning to move on to Doctoral study elsewhere, improve their credentials as teachers in secondary schools and community colleges, or to take their experience into the business and publishing sectors.

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PhD in English Literature

Our PhD program offers advanced study and research in literary history, criticism, and theory, with excellent opportunities for study between both disciplines and departments. Courses within the department cover major genres, periods, authors, and a broad range of methodological and theoretical approaches. Significant support in professional development and on the job market are cornerstones of the program.

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News and Upcoming Events

 

Featured Department Events

 

Events

 
Oct
10
2019
Return Engagement: Tori Telfer

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, Evanston

Creative Writing alumni return to the English Deparment to give a public reading. More info TBA.

Oct
17
2019
Return Engagement: Sean Enright

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, Evanston

Creative Writing alumni return to the English Deparment to give a public reading. More info TBA.

Oct
24
2019
ACC Speaker

5:15 PM - 7:00 PM, No Location

Speaker will give talk

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News

 
Dybek, Martinez, and Stielstra named to NewCity's 2018 Lit 50
Recent alum Payton Danner named a 2018-19 Fulbright Scholar.
Vivasvan Soni selected as a 2018 ACLS Fellow

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