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Undergraduate Program



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"!

Upcoming Events and Opportunities

  • Writing Human/s: The 2024 Writing Innovation Symposium
    When: Thursday, 2/1 and Friday, 2/2
    Where: Lower Level, Raynor Library

    What: The 6th annual Writing Innovation Symposium, Writing Human/s, will take place February 1st and 2nd, 2024. The program includes flashtalks, workshops, posters, and performances by 50 writing teachers and scholars from around the county and the world, as well as two dozen undergraduate writers and Marquette's own theater ensemble, The Comet Project. Learn more online and register to attend by January 24th. Please note: Registration is required; current Marquette students, faculty, and staff should use the promo code MARQUETTE.

    The WIS is led by Chief Capacitator Jenn Fishman and a cross-institutional steering committee that includes Gitte Frandsen, Grant Gosizk, Jenna Green, and Lilly Campbell from English, Max Gay from the Marquette University Libraries, and alumna Jessie Wirkus Haynes (now at Bellin College). Learn more about the WIS via Community Literacy Journal and Macmillan's Bits blog, which includes a post by doctoral student Holly Burgess, a 2023 WIS Bedford/St. Martin's Fellow. 

    Who: Jenn Fishman, Chief Capacitator (jenn.fishman@marquette.edu)

  • Douglass Day Trancribe-a-Thon

    When: Wednesday, 2/14
    Where: Raynor Library

    What: This national event celebrates the life and legacy of abolitionist, orator, and author Frederick Douglass by making his and others' writings more widely accessible. Through the University Libraries and the Ott Memorial Writing Center, individuals and small groups can sign up to transcribe together on 2/14 from 9-11am and 3-5pm at Raynor Library. Additionally, instructors can incorporate transcribing into class meetings, and campus groups can transcribe collectively during the week of 2/14. 

    Who: Contact co-organizers by 2/1 to make arrangements. 

  • Past Events
  • Click here for an archive of events with links to some recordings.