Welcome to Marquette University’s Department of English!

Department News and Events


Undergraduate Program

  • Declare your Major or Minor
  • 3 undergraduate major concentrations: Literature, Writing-Intensive English, and Language Arts
  • 4 undergraduate minors: Literature, Writing-Intensive English, Creative Writing, and Literature of Diverse Cultures
  • Graduate Program

  • M.A. in British, American, and Global Anglophone Literatures
  • Ph.D. in British, American, and Global Anglophone Literatures
  • Department News

  • The English Department's Graduate Program was featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Read the article here.
  • The English Department is delighted to welcome Dr. Amina Gautier as the 2023-24 AMUW Women's Chair in Humanistic Studies. Dr. Gautier, who is an associate professor of English at the University of Miami and is a widely published scholar and writer, will teach an advanced fiction-writing workshop this coming year.
  • Check out our Faculty News to see our faculty's latest publications, presentations, activities, and awards.





We have a range of exciting offerings for Spring 2024. Check out our course descriptions here!

We are currently welcoming new PhD applications for a Fall 2024 start date.  We are also accepting applications for ADP and MA programs in English. 

Are you looking for career tips and wondering how you can use the skills you gain in your English courses after Marquette?  Watch the recording of our recent alumni panel, "From Classes to Careers"!


Undergraduate and Graduate Student Awards and Accomplishments.

Faculty Awards and Accomplishments.

New Books by English Faculty.


Check out the Department's reading and viewing recommendations.

More reading recommendations: poems and poets that provide solace and hope, along with faculty reflections.

Read "Poems from a Pandemic Spring," authored by students in Dr. Sorby's Spring 2020 Poetry Workshop.