Department of English

We’re driven to explore language — written and spoken — to enrich lives and impact change in the world. Together, we foster a greater appreciation for the role human creativity plays in society. In addition to professional and public writing, students of all majors can pursue their interests through a minor in English or certificates in linguistics, film or exile studies.  

Degrees & Programs

  • Undergraduate


    Consult the Undergraduate Catalog for more information.

  • Graduate
  • Certificates
  • Courses

    Fall 2022 Schedule


    British Literature Prior to 1660 and American Literature prior to 1900
    Course NumberCourse TitleProfessorLocation
    AML 4306Mark TwainCadleMMC
    ENL 4322Shakespeare: Tragedies (Hybrid)DicksonBBC
    ENL 4215Medieval MonstrosityBlattOnline
    ENL 4161Renaissance DramaStrycharskiOnline

     

    British Literature After 1660 and American Literature After 1900
    Course NumberCourse TitleProfessorLocation
    ENL 426019th Century British Literature: Fiction in the 19th CenturyGillespieMMC
    ENL 427320th Century British Lit: Virginia Woolf and Her CircleGillespieMMC
    LIT 3200Themes in Literature: Spirituality in Contemporary LiteratureCastroMMC
    LIT 3314Utopias and DystopiasPearl and CadleMMC
    LIT 4224Exile and LiteratureMilbauerMMC
    LIT 4930Special Topics: Multiethnic Drama: 1900s-Present, Life and Death on the StageCastroMMC
    LIT 3200 RVAAThemes in Literature: Sexual Citizenship in LGBT NarrativesMayoraOnline
    LIT 3200 RVABThemes in Literature: Sexual Citizenship in LGBT NarrativesMayoraOnline
    LIT 3702Major Literary Modes: Fantasy Foundations, From Beowulf to Game of ThronesHusebyOnline Live

     

    Multicultural Literature
    Course NumberCourse TitleProfessorLocation
    LIT 3200Themes in Literature: Spirituality in Contemporary LiteratureCastroMMC
    LIT 4224Exile and LiteratureMilbauerMMC
    LIT 4930Special Topics: Multiethnic Drama: 1900s-Present, Life and Death on the StageCastroMMC
    LIT 3023Around the World in Short StoriesTrauvitchOnline
    LIT 3200 RVAAThemes in Literature: Sexual Citizenship in LGBT NarrativesMayoraOnline
    LIT 3200 RVABThemes in Literature: Sexual Citizenship in LGBT NarrativesMayoraOnline
    LIT 3671Global Issues in LiteratureBentley-BakerOnline
    LIT 4192Major Caribbean AuthorsGrafalsOnline Live
    ENL 4215Medieval MonstrosityBlattOnline

     

    Film
    Course NumberCourse TitleProfessorLocation
    ENG 4121History of FilmStrycharskiMMC
    ENG 4132 U01Studies in the Film: Brian de PalmaStrycharskiMMC
    ENG 4132 U02Studies in the Film: Film Theory (Hybrid)Bentley-BakerMMC
    FIL 3006Intro to Film StudiesBentley-BakerOnline

     

    Theory
    Course NumberCourse TitleProfessorLocation
    LIT 4930Special Topics: Multiethnic Drama: 1900s-Present, Life and Death on the StageCastroMMC
    LIT 3200 RVAAThemes in Literature: Sexual Citizenship in LGBT NarrativesMayoraOnline
    LIT 3200 RVABThemes in Literature: Sexual Citizenship in LGBT NarrativesMayoraOnline
    ENG 4114Film Adaptations of LiteratureJohnsonOnline

     

    Spring 2023 Schedule 

    Spring 2023 Writing and Rhetoric Program Upper-Division Undergraduate and Graduate Offerings 

     

    Global Learning designated courses are highlighted.