Welcome to Marquette University’s Department of English!

Department News and Events


Undergraduate Programs



Faculty and student awards and accomplishments.

New books by English faculty.


Prospective students and majors: Check out this video of the Department's collaborative poem, "Join Us"!

Check out our Fall 2021 courses, including ESSV, Writing-Intensive and Discovery-Tier courses.

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"!

Upcoming Events

April Book Club: Discuss Colum McCann's Apeirogon with fellow students, faculty, and staff.  Feel free to join the last two meetings even if you haven't attended prior meetings:  Sundays, April 18 and 25, 7 p.m., via Zoom.  Contact Leah Flack for the meeting link.

Humanities Research Colloquium:  Dr. Heather Hathaway, "Japanese American Writing during Incarceration," Monday, April 19, 4 p.m., via Teams.  Contact Melissa Ganz for the meeting link.

Publishing Panel:  Wednesday, April 21, 4-5:15 p.m., via Zoom.  Prof. Sarah Wadsworth will offer tips on working in publishing, while Profs. CJ Hribal, Elisa Karbin, and Brittany Pladek will offer tips on publishing your own creative work.  Contact Melissa Ganz for the meeting link.

AMUW Eleanor H. Boheim Lecture:  Tuesday, April 27, 7 p.m, via Zoom.: Dr. Antoinette Burton, Maybelle Leland Swanlund Professor of History at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, "The Humanities in Extra/ordinary Times."  Register here.

Marquette Literary Review Launch Party:  Friday, April 30, 5 p.m., via Teams. Contact Serina Jamison for the link.

Graduation and Awards Ceremony: Wednesday, May 19, 3-5 p.m., via Zoom.  Join us as we celebrate winners of our writing awards and all of our graduating seniors!  Contact Melissa Ganz for the meeting link.

Past Events (click here for an archive of events)