Immerse Yourself in Imaginative Literature
Take the plunge.
Whether your tastes run to Virginia Woolf's The Waves, Junot Díaz's Drown, or Rick Riordan's The Sea of
Monsters, you will find in the English Department a community of people who love to be carried away by
by imaginative writing. Fontaine Hall, the Department's home on campus, is a place of lively discussion and,
at times, heated debate. Do you have strong opinions about how things turn out for Hermione? Have you ever
wondered what a musical version of Death of a Salesman would sound like? Has Emily Dickinson's advice
to "Tell all the truth but tell it slant - " affected the way you shape your own poems or stories?
If so, come join us as an English major. The major has concentrations in Literature, Writing, and Theatre;
you may also minor in Creative Writing, Writing, Literature, or Theatre. English majors have plenty of room
to take on internships and minors offered in schools across the campus, and advising involves consideration
of career goals and pre-professional opportunities as well as curricular requirements.
Along the way, faculty and your peers will challenge you to plumb the depths of strange and wonderful texts.
Exploring literary plots and characters just might prove helpful as you shape your own story during your
undergraduate years. We'd like to hear what you think.