The English Concentration

The English concentration invites practices of reading and writing that promote the understanding of literatures and cultures in English through history, criticism, theory, and analysis.  We offer a track in the practice of Nonfiction Writing, and we invite applications to the honors programs in both English and English/Nonfiction Writing.

We remain committed to the understanding of literatures in English from a transnational perspective—an approach we embraced over a decade ago and in advance of a broad movement in the field.  And we encourage students to commit themselves to the creation of original knowledge in their reading and writing.

PLEASE NOTE:  Concentration requirements and some course numbers  changed as of 2013-14:


Offered for the first time in 2011-12, these seminars offer a capstone experience to English concentrators.  The seminar for 2014-15 is: ENGL 1950F, “Law and Literature" (fall 2014).