Dr. María Bullón-Fernández
Stephanie LewisAdministrative Assistant
Located in one of the
most caffeinated, and all-around
best cities for young people, near the heart of downtown, within walking distance of jobs, and a stone's throw from cinemas, theaters, cafes, and restaurants,
the Department of English welcomes you to its diverse community of readers, creative writers, literary scholars, filmmakers, and cultural critics!
In English and English/Creative Writing, we have designed our courses to open your mind, ignite your imagination, strengthen your critical and creative powers, broaden your literary and historical understanding, and promote powerful encounters with the world that will deepen your commitment to social justice. English majors have the opportunity to supplement their coursework with cross-listed offerings in Film Studies, and vice versa.
Our professors are committed to your intellectual and creative development. In the Jesuit tradition, we are committed to your personal and professional formation as well.
As an English major, you'll benefit from award-winning teaching in seminar-sized classes, careful advising throughout your degree, and workshops preparing you for careers and graduate school. You'll also encounter opportunities to:
To see what our professors, majors, and alumni accomplish, read our
most recent SUbtext newsletter!
The major in English is excellent preparation for careers in law, journalism, advertising and marketing, technical writing, video games, media, and many other fields, as well as for advanced degrees in literary studies, creative writing, rhetoric and composition, women and gender studies, cultural studies, teaching, and other disciplines in the humanities. For more on why employers prefer students from English and the Humanities, click here.
The faculty and students in English belong to a discipline that remains at the heart of a liberal arts education. Together, we aim to cultivate
These strengths, skills, and abilities continue to make English not just a mainstay of core education in general but also a major asset on your professional résumé.
The faculty in the English Department have worked together to design a coherent course of study. In addition to the carefully-sequenced classes in literary, cultural, and social history, you will have the opportunity to take a wide variety of courses, including Medieval Masculinities, Shakespeare, Victorian Detectives, Hauntings in American Lit, Ecocriticism, and Modernist Time Machines.
Del Otro Lado: Literacy and Migration Across the U.S.-Mexico Border by Dr. Susan MeyersThurs, Jan 22, 20153:45-4:45 pmCasey Atrium
Reading and discussion of
Failing the Trapeze by Dr. Susan MeyersThurs, Jan 22, 20155:00-6:30 pmElliott Bay Book Company1521 10th Ave
Poetry reading with Visiting Writers Maged Zaher and Kathleen FlennikenThurs, Feb 12, 20156:00-7:00 pmCasey Commons
Reading by James StarkWeds, Feb 25, 20154:00-5:30 pmCasey Atrium
Catching Up With English Alum and Rhodes Scholar Ryan Sawyer ('94)
Faculty Spotlight on Dr. Molly Clark Hillard
English Major Vincent Chien Publishes His National Conference of Undergraduate Research (NCUR) Paper
English Department Senior Lindsey Walker Takes Top Prize at Northwest Undergraduate Conference on Literature