Department of English Language and Literature

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Hello!   For the foreseeable future, the Department of English Language and Literature will be operating in a remote work mode due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  All emails will be replied to during normal office hours Monday through Friday.  Calls to (419) 530-2318 will go to voice mail.  Please leave a message.  Your call will be addressed within one business day.  Faculty members can be contacted via email.  Please click on the Faculty link below.  Thank you for your understanding and patience. 

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

Annually the English Department holds the Shapiro Writing Contest. Students taking writing classes at any level are encouraged to compete.

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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Click here for photos of the Showcase of Student Writing, November 20 and 21, 2019. 
Last Updated: 5/15/20