Joyce Carol Oates and John Updike are just two of the many speakers the English Department has helped bring to the campus. If you want to talk to the best minds in literature, the English Department is a great starting place. Check out who else we've brought to campus..
This author of Poetry of Heroism was the Buckner speaker in March. See who else we have brought to our campus on our Buckner Series page.
Want to see England the way Jane Austin saw it? You can -- if you are awarded one of the dozen or so fellowships that Mr. Charles F.Green III provides. details are here.
Your first step to getting a Wentworth is to figure out what author or literary figure you'd like to follow. And then fill out this form.
Here is a handy map from International Programs -- just click on the country you'd lke to study in, and a list of programs will come up. Details here.
English in Action Showcase
Want to get a sampling of what other students have accomplished in their classes? Take a look.
English in Action
Preparing Students for the World
In addition to the mainstays of poetry, literature and rhetoric, English is a major that provides many opportunities beyond teaching. The department offers learning tracks that encompass the latest in Web work, the cutting edge in telling stories visually and by sound.
Studying English is no longer sitting hours at a desk; it is entering into the 21st Century by preparing students how to navigate and excel in a global environment where communication is the gold standard of success.
The English Department leads the way in providing our students with real-world experience and the practical knowledge that comes from that effort. Whether it's interning at a newspaper, preparing suites of business literature or writing press releases for nonprofit agencies-- among the dozens of opportunities we offer -- students are better prepared for life after graduation through these service learning experiences.
Clubs and Societies
Talking James Joyce over coffee or arguing WikiLeaks over hot dogs, student organizations in the English Department tackle the esoteric ("What's with Joyce and that oversized period anyway?") and the down-to-Earth (literature is an exercise in life). Check out our Sigma Tau Delta chapter and join the activities.
The restless student need look no further than the English Department for opportunities. The Wentworth Travel Fellowships sponsor about a dozen students each year to travel to countries as far flung as china and India or areas as nearby as Concord Mass., in order to follow in the footsteps of their favorite authors. Also, many English Department students have gone to Wales to take advantage of Swansea University's study abroad program.
In additional to the Wentworth travel awards, the Department also offers a variety of honors and awards that range from being named an outstanding graduate to an award that pays tuition and another that pays for books. All the details are here.