English

A UE English degree has taken students to top graduate schools in literature, writing, library science, seminary, and law.

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The English Program

With majors in literature and English education, the UE Department of English offers students a strong academic background, whether they are interested in using their degree toward graduate school or in front of a classroom as an English teacher.

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The UE Department of English offers students a strong academic background, whether they are interested in using their degree toward graduate school or in front of a classroom as an English teacher. Students receive personal attention from faculty, who nurture and develop them as scholars through active participation in discussion-based classes, presentations at scholarly conferences, and internships. Students develop practical skills, making them adaptable and marketable when seeking jobs.

Career Opportunities

Many English majors go on to graduate school in literature, writing, library science, or to seminary. The literature program at UE prepares students for careers in research, writing, or other fields where strong communication skills, both oral and written, are required.

Departmental News

  • Department of English selects Grabill and Klinger writing award winners
    Posted: April 13, 2016

    At its annual Chutney literary conference, the Department of English presented the 2016 Virginia Lowell Grabill and George Klinger Writing Awards.

  • Baines gives paper at Notre Dame conference
    Posted: April 7, 2016

    Robert Baines, assistant professor of English, gave a paper at the recent annual national American Conference for Irish Studies at Notre Dame University. The national ACIS conference is America's largest Irish studies conference. Baines's paper was titled "'Let us be tolerant of antipathies': Opposing opposition in Finnegans Wake I.6." 

  • English Professor Publishes Book: Reading Hemingway's Across the River and into the Trees
    Posted: March 21, 2016

    Mark Cirino, professor of English at the University of Evansville, has published a new book, Reading Hemingway’s Across the River and into the Trees, as part of Kent State University Press’s “Reading Hemingway” series.

  • Cirino co-authors book about Hemingway's childhood
    Posted: March 17, 2016

    Mark Cirino, associate professor of English, has co-authored a book, Hidden Hemingway: Inside the Oak Park Archive, which will be published next year by Kent State University Press. This book, written with journalist Robert K. Elder, investigates the materials of Hemingway's childhood, particularly the relics of Hemingway's childhood home and the Hemingway Museum in Oak Park, Illinois. 

  • Cirino publishes new book
    Posted: March 1, 2016

    Cirino has published a new book, Reading Hemingway’s Across the River and into the Trees, as part of Kent State University Press’s “Reading Hemingway” series.