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

    Summer 2023 Schedule

     

    British Literature Prior to 1660 and American Literature prior to 1660
    Course NumberCourse TitleProfessorLocation
    ENL 4210Medieval Literature: Medieval HollywoodBlattOnline

     

    British Literature Prior to 1660 and American Literature prior to 1900
    Course NumberCourse TitleProfessorLocation
    LIT 3703Studies in Metaphor TrauvitchOnline
    LIT 4192Major Caribbean AuthorsGrafalsOnline

     

    Multicultural Literature
    Course NumberCourse TitleProfessorLocation
    LIT 4210Medieval Literature: Medieval HollywoodBlattOnline
    LIT 3006Introduction to Film StudiesBentley-BakerOnline
    ENG 3703Studies in MetaphorTrauvitchOnline
    LIT 4192Major Carribean AuthorsGrafalsOnline

     

    Film
    Course NumberCourse TitleProfessorLocation
    FIL 3006Intro to Film StudiesBentley-BakerOnline

     

    Theory
    Course NumberCourse TitleProfessorLocation
    FIL 3006Introduction to Film StudiesBentley-BakerOnline
    LIT 3703Studies in Metaphor TrauvitchOnline

     

    Fall 2023 Schedule

     

    British Literature Prior to 1660 and American Literature prior to 1660
    Course NumberCourse TitleProfessorLocation
    ENL 4324Global Shakespeares Dickson BBC (GL)
    ENL 4215Medieval Monstrosity BlattOnline (GL)
    ENL 4322Shakespeare's TragediesJohnsonOnline

     

    British Literature Prior to 1660 and American Literature prior to 1900
    Course NumberCourse TitleProfessorLocation
    AML 4233American Realism CadleMMC
    LIT 4536Multi-Cultural Working Class Women's LiteratureWeir-SoleyBBC
    AML 3042Texts and Contexts: American Lit 1492 to the Present: Disability StudiesKelley Online

     

    British Literature After 1660 and American Literature After 1900
    Course NumberCourse TitleProfessorLocation
    LIT 4536Multi-Cultural Working Class Women's Literature Weir-SoleyBBC
    LIT 4192Major Carribean AuthorsCastroMMC
    LIT 4224Exile and LiteratureMilbauerMMC
    ENL 4273Studies in Modern British Lit: British Modernist FictionGillespieMMC
    ENL 4503Postmodern/ Postcolonial FictionGillespieMMC
    LIT 4930Special Topics: Multiethnic Drama: 1900s-Present, Life and Death on the StageCastroMMC
    ENL 4303Major British Writers: Adaptations of Austen and the BrontesHusebyOnline
    LIT 4931Special Topics in Women's Lit: Women's Global Apocalyptic Literature HusebyOnline (GL) [OL]
    AML 3042Texts and Contexts: American Lit 1492 to the Present: Disability StudiesKelleyOnline

     

    Multicultural Literature
    Course NumberCourse TitleProfessorLocation
    LIT 4536Multi-Cultural Working Class Women's LiteratureWeir-SoleyBBC
    LIT 3671Global Issues in Lit Bentley-BakerMMC (GL)
    ENG 4121History of Film StrycharskiMMC
    LIT 4192Major Carribean AuthorsCastroMMC
    LIT 4930Special Topics: Multiethnic Drama: 1900s - Present Life and Death on the StageCastroMMC
    ENL 4215Medieval Monstrosity BlattOnline (GL)
    LIT 4931Special Topics in Women's Lit: Women's Global Apocalyptic LiteratureHusebyOnline (GL) [OL]
    AML 3042Texts and Contexts: American Lit 1492 to the Present: Disability StudiesKelleyOnline
    ENL 3200Themes in Literature: Sexual Citizenship in LGBT Narratives MayoraOnline

     

    Film
    Course NumberCourse TitleProfessorLocation
    ENG 4121History of FilmStrycharskiMMC
    ENG 4132 U01Studies in the Film: Classic Horros Bentley-BakerMMC
    ENG 4132 U02Studies in the Film: Film NoirStrycharskiMMC
    FIL 3006Intro to Film StudiesBentley-BakerOnline

     

    Theory
    Course NumberCourse TitleProfessorLocation
    ENL 4273Studies in Modern British Lit: British Modernist FictionGillespieMMC
    ENL 4503Postmodern/ Postcolonial Fiction GillespieMMC
    LIT 4930Special Topics: Multiethnic Drama: 1900s-Present, Life and Death on the StageCastroMMC
    ENL 4303Major British Writers: Adaptations of Austen and the BrontesHusebyOnline
    LIT 4931Special topics in Women's Lit: Women's Global Apocalyptic Literature HusebyOnline (GL) [OL]
    LIT 3930Special Topics: Representations of EvilJohnsonOnline
    AML 3042Texts and Contexts: American Lit 1492 to the Present Disability Studies KelleyOnline
    LIT 3200 RVAAThemes in Literature: Sexual Citizenship in LGBT NarrativesMayoraOnline

     

    Spring 2024 Schedule 

    Spring 2024 Writing and Rhetoric Program Upper-Division Undergraduate and Graduate Offerings 

     

    Global Learning designated courses are highlighted.