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 hired as consultant on film
    Posted: March 26, 2018

    Mark Cirino has been hired as literature consultant on the forthcoming cinematic adaptation of Across the River and into the Trees, starring Pierce Brosnan and Isabella Rossellini. Cirino is an associate professor of English and the Melvin M. Peterson Endowed Chair in English at the University of Evansville.

  • Baines gives lecture in New York
    Posted: February 19, 2018

    Robert Baines, assistant professor of English, gave a lecture to the James Joyce Society on Friday, February 16 at Glucksman Ireland House on the NYU campus. The lecture was titled "'Vico Influenced Joyce': Reappraising an Ideal History."

  • 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.

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