Words open worlds. When we study literature, we study how human experience can be embodied in language that awakens, delights, inspires and excites. Reading together, we meet new characters, cultures, and time periods, while also encountering ourselves in new ways. Through lively discussion and rigorous research, UE English majors explore literary works of lasting influence while developing the critical skills that will prepare them for success beyond our classrooms. Whether they work in business or education, serve their communities in libraries or literacy programs, or go on to graduate school or law school, our graduates leave the University of Evansville's English Department ready to engage with the challenges of today’s world.

Departmental News

  • Cirino and Oaks co-write article for Hemingway Review
    Posted: December 12, 2017

    An article written by Mark Cirino and Amanda Oaks has been published in the current Hemingway Review. Their article, “Wise Blood: Menstruation, Fertility, and the ‘Disappointment’ in Hemingway’s Across the River and into the Trees," analyzes a crucial gap in the text that has presented a critical conundrum since the novel’s publication in 1950.

  • Cirino publishes article in Huffington Post
    Posted: August 3, 2017

    Associate professor of English and the Melvin M. Peterson Endowed Chair in English Mark Cirino co-wrote an article that was published in the Huffington Post. Cirino's article discusses a newly published Hemingway vignette called Torcello Piece.

  • Baines gives paper at Toronto conference
    Posted: June 27, 2017

    Robert Baines, assistant professor of English, gave a paper at the 2017 North American James Joyce Conference. The conference was June 21-25 at the University of Toronto. Baines’s paper was titled, “When the Lévy-Bruhls: The threefold Anthropologist of Finnegans Wake I.6.”

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