Brown's doctoral program in English offers professional training in literary criticism, critical theory, intellectual history, and all aspects of research and pedagogy in the humanities. We promote the analysis of imaginative forms, cultural logics and literary and visual rhetorics across the Anglophone world. Our students are encouraged to think outside traditional conceptions of the discipline of literary studies, and often work with a diverse range of faculty, departments, and intellectual centers at Brown.
To better support our current students through the global pandemic, admissions for the English doctoral program will be paused for the 2021-2022 academic year. We look forward to resuming our admissions process and reviewing applications.