Summer 2013 Information
Fall 2013 Information
Dino Felluga and Angelica Duran were recently awarded the 2012-2013 Kenneth T. Kofmehl Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award. The Kofmehl is the highest honor granted by the College of Liberal Arts for undergraduate teaching.
Manushag (Nush) Powell has received the 2012-13 CLA Departmental Award for Educational Excellence. This award, chosen by the Liberal Arts Educational Excellence Committee and the Dean, are made on the basis of student and faculty nominations, student ratings, teaching and scholarly excellence, and peer evaluation.
Marianne Boruch has won the inaugural College of Liberal Arts Discovery Excellence Award for the Creative Arts.
Daniel Morris has won the inaugural College of Liberal Arts Discovery Excellence Award for the Humanities.
Marianne Boruch, professor of creative writing and poetry, has won the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award for her book of poetry, "The Book of Hours." For more information visit here.
English @ Purdue
Welcome to the website for the Department of English at Purdue University. We are a large and vibrant community dedicated to pursuing excellence in our current research and creative endeavors, to teaching and mentoring students—our graduate students, undergraduate majors, and students from across the university—to become outstanding writers and critical thinkers, and to promoting the value of English studies beyond the classroom by sponsoring speakers series, conferences, and forums on traditional and contemporary humanistic topics.
More than 60 faculty members work with 200 graduate students in English: we offer M.A. programs in Literature, Rhetoric and Composition, English Language and Linguistics, and Second Language Studies/ESL; we have an M.F.A. program in Creative Writing; and we offer the Ph.D. in five areas: Literature, English Language and Linguistics, Rhetoric and Composition, Second Language Studies/ESL, and Theory and Cultural Studies. Our undergraduate majors have the option of selecting from four B.A. programs: English (focused on literature), English Education, Creative Writing, and Professional Writing. The top-tier scholarly journal Mfs: Modern Fiction Studies was founded in 1955 at Purdue, and our MFA graduate students publish Sycamore Review, a well-regarded literary magazine.
The Department makes significant contributions to the education of thousands of students from across the university by teaching courses in first-year composition, professional writing, creative writing, and literature, including courses listed in the Core Curriculum for Purdue and for the College of Liberal Arts. We are recognized nationally and internationally for our well-known Writing Lab and Online Writing Lab.
For additional information, please contact the Department's Main Office at 765-494-3740.