English Studies

We value our intellectual community and encourage our graduate students to become part of an ongoing dialogue that takes place each week at colloquia and public lectures. Perhaps more than in other departments, this group experience contributes to a departmental zeitgeist of spirited interchange and critical precision.

Our strengths as a department lie in the areas of American literature, contemporary fiction and poetry, women and gender studies, queer studies, creative writing, rhetoric, transnational studies, Marxist studies, 19th century British, Elizabethan and Renaissance, disability studies, and postcolonial and Anglophone literatures. Our graduate students benefit from the close relations we have with the journals Mediations and nonsite.

Faculty publications