Department of English Language and Literature

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Main Campus
Memorial Field House

1st Floor, Room 1500
2801 W. Bancroft St.
Mail Stop 126
Toledo, OH 43606
Phone: 419.530.2318
Fax: 419.530.4440

The English Department offers undergraduate and graduate programs and courses in literature, creative writing, and linguistics, and houses the Composition Program. The department awards the Shapiro Senior Scholarship to our students, who are also eligible for humanities scholarships.

English department faculty are widely published in literary criticism, rhetoric and composition studies, linguistics, fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry.

The Aureole Press is housed in  the department’s typography lab,

Our undergraduate and graduate students have gone on to graduate programs in English Literature, Linguistics, Creative Writing, Education, English as a Second Language, Library Science, Law, and many other fields, and to careers in teaching, journalism, publishing, bookselling, university administration, librarianship, marketing, and innumerable other areas in which reading and writing are essential. Recent graduates of our MA and BA programs have built on the coursework and mentoring they have received from the department to be successful within and outside academia.

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English Outstanding Student

Evan Sennett

Graduating Senior Evan Sennett was named outstanding student 2019. Evan is also majoring in Theatre, and will begin a Ph.D. program in Literature at Indiana University in the fall.  

Showcase of Student Writing

Student standing in front of poster at showcase

Over 180 first-year writing students presented research projects at the spring Showcase of Student Writing in Carlson Library April 17 and 18. A large audience of faculty and students attended. Projects ranged widely: climate change, a guide to pre-nursing, the effects of blue light from electronics, dieting among college students, a proposed urban green space on campus, immigrant polarization and video game addiction, among others.

Last Updated: 4/27/19