Chair's welcome

Leah FlackGreetings!

The faculty and staff of the Department of English welcome you to our website. Here you will discover information about the courses we offer, the research we do, the careers we foster, and the unique community that makes Marquette English an exciting place to study, create, work, and grow.

At Marquette, students of English can choose from three majors and four minors. Our students and faculty participate in many interdisciplinary programs as well, including Africana Studies, Cognitive Science, Environmental Studies, Peace Studies, and more. Marquette English majors can pursue writing internships and apply to Marquette's award-winning Alumni Mentorship Program. The department also hosts the English Honor Society, the Marquette Literary Review, and events such as Pop Culture Nights and Humanities Colloquia. With courses that integrate study abroad and service learning, Marquette English offers tremendous opportunities to extend learning beyond the classroom and make a difference in the world. Whether you are interested in an undergraduate major or minor, an M.A., or a Ph.D., you will find the department friendly and supportive, large enough to offer plentiful options and small enough to foster learning communities in which each individual is recognized and valued.

Marquette’s English Department includes award-winning poets and fiction writers as well as nationally recognized scholars who teach in a wide range of fields, from Chaucer to Children's Literature and Shakespeare to Science Fiction. Our faculty members have won an impressive array of teaching awards, making English one of the most highly decorated departments on campus when it comes to university-wide teaching honors.

We hope you find this website helpful. If you would like further information, please consult our faculty and staff directory. We would be happy to answer any questions you might have about studying English at Marquette!


Dr. Leah Flack

Chair and Professor of English