We work to expand the professional and public understanding of English as a global language whose expressive practices capture the diversity of human experience and aspiration.
The Department of English explores and expands the power of the English language, in all of its historical, persuasive, and expressive range. We are home to a world-class faculty passionate about the past, present, and future of narrative in the English language. In our teaching, research, and creative pursuits we are devoted to the transformative impact of words, images, and the ideas they broadcast.
Our classes and publications draw connections between the globally diverse and everyday life. We study everything from science to religion, business to popular culture, politics to philosophy. You’ll work with novelists and lexicographers, biographers and poets, rhetoricians and critics, experts in everything from performance theory to professional writing, from Shakespeare to Bob Dylan and beyond.