About Us

The Department of English at Marquette University is a community of scholar-teachers and students who study language, culture, and literature, employing various critical, theoretical, and aesthetic methods of research and analysis. A common interest among faculty is how history affects production and reception of texts.

Our Mission

The Department of English at Marquette University is a community of scholar-teachers and students who embrace the traditional Jesuit conception of liberal education inspired by St. Ignatius of Loyola. Grounded in this tradition, the department focuses on the study of “humane letters,” which is accorded a central and indispensable place in Jesuit education and defined as the study of grammar, rhetoric, poetry, and history.

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Our Faculty

The English faculty at Marquette University are actively engaged in research and publication as well as in teaching and service. Committed to the scholar-teacher model, the faculty believe that university teaching introduces students into the world of the scholar where knowledge is constructed and concepts of academic discourse are formulated, applied, and revised. To demonstrate their commitment to teaching, faculty regularly conduct courses at all levels, from introductory surveys through doctoral seminars.


Our department consists of:

  • 26 Regular Full-time Faculty
  • 9 Visiting Full-time Faculty
  • 9 Part-time Faculty
  • 10 graduate students holding teaching assistantships
  • 1 graduate student holding university dissertation fellowship for 2018-19
  • 1 graduate student holding a Renascence assistantship

Students

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