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Department of English

Explore this page for advising updates, news, jobs, events, and resources relevant to a degree and career in English!

If you are thinking about studying English, then you’ve already had an encounter with literature. Maybe it was a novel grown creased and dog-eared, a poem painted in highlights, or the pulse stirring experience of your own creativity.  You’ve read the story, felt with the characters, mulled over the words that won’t leave you alone. Literature has meant something to you.

In the Quinnipiac English department, we share these literary encounters every day. We study literary history: knightly romances, plays performed for paupers and kings, fiction that riveted entire nations. We also study the world: American slave narratives, Caribbean poems, South Asian novels, or the tales of immigrants crossing the globe. We read the ancient and the contemporary in their many forms—fiction, poems, and plays, but sometimes audio narratives, comics, and films. Literature is vast in scope, so we must be as well.

For all that, the power of English is not just what we have read, but what we can make. We write creatively; we write analytically; we write rhetorically. We generate, discover, and see anew; we bring language into focus, order, harmony. We share what we have written, edit the work of others, present publicly, and build community.

As you will see again and again in our courses, people need words. We can’t get through the day without them. The study of literature and the practice of writing gives you the power to meet that need, a power that is cultural, creative, and economic.

Explore below to learn more and, please, feel free to contact our chair, Prof. Smith, if we can be of help.

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Fulbright U.S. Student Program and other international post-graduate scholarship/fellowship opportunities

The US Fulbright Student program fully funds post-baccalaureate study, independent research or English teaching assistantships in countries all over the world for recent college graduates, including graduate students.

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The AFT was founded in 1916 and today represents 1.7 million members in more than 3,000 local affiliates nationwide.

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AAP represents member organizations including major commercial, digital learning, education, non-profits, university presses and more.