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Welcome to the English Department at Webster University. Here you will find professors and students who cultivate creativity, actively appreciate the beauty and power of great writing, and consistently strive to connect art with life. Our classes are small and discussion-oriented, and students are individually mentored by their professors and advisors.
Each English major chooses one of three emphases:We also offer a minor in English and a minor and certificate in professional writing. In addition, we contribute to the interdisciplinary drama studies minor offered at our London campus.
Our students graduate with not only a substantial knowledge of literature and excellent writing abilities, but also the general critical reading, thinking, and communication skills necessary to make a mark on the world in whatever way they see fit.
For a sampling of comments about graduates’ educational experiences, view our testimonials page.
Click here to take the English Department Student and Alumni Survey.
For more information about the English Department, contact either:
Anne McIlhaney, Chair
Karen Miller, Department Coordinator
Fiction reading by Kevin Brockmeier, 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, Pearson House, Room2. Brockmeier is the author of the novels The Illumination, The Brief History of the Dead, and The Truth About Celia; the children's novels City of Names and Grooves: A Kind of Mystery; and the story collections Things That Fall from the Sky and The View from the Seventh Layer. His work has been translated into 17 languages, and he has published his stories in such venues as The New Yorker, McSweeney's, Zoetrope, Tin House, The Oxford American, and The Georgia Review.
Visiting Assistant Professor Murrray Farish's first book, a collection of stories called Inappropriate Behavior, will be published by Milkweed Editions in 2014.
Professor Michael Erickson's play, The Manchurian President, is being presented in three episodes as part of the Changing Lanes series, a co-production of the University of California, San Diego Theatre Department and San Diego public radio.
Professor Karla Armbruster's essay, "What Do We Want from Talking Animals?: Reflections on Literary Representations of Animal Voices and Minds," was published by Routledge as part of the collection Speaking For Animals in September 2012.