Welcome to Marquette University’s Department of English!
Department News and Events
- 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
- M.A. in British, American, and Global Anglophone Literatures
- Ph.D. in British, American, and Global Anglophone Literatures
- 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.
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.
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 (email@example.com)
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.
- Click here for an archive of events with links to some recordings.
Learn about the research interests and publications of Marquette English faculty members.
Learn about the diverse career paths open to English majors.