The English offices in Heavilon Hall will be closed until July 31st but all staff will be available via email. Staff emails can be found under the Administration tab on this website. If you have any questions or problems please email one of us. Someone will respond to your email in a timely manner. Check this website for future updates.
Black Lives Matter: Statement from the English Department
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
I know that all of us are experiencing a variety of emotions, including shock, anger, helplessness, and grief, following the murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020. See full statement here.
In the Purdue English department, you will learn the kind of adaptive thinking, empathy, and creativity that the current job market demands and that global citizenship requires.
In other words, our classes cultivate skills that will never go out of fashion, including:
- reading and writing skills (how to read patiently, and with empathy and insight; how to recognize patterns in texts; and how to express your observations effectively)
- creative and literary thinking (metaphorical and other non-literal reasoning; connecting the dots both globally and historically; telling stories with data)
- analytical and research skills (how to take texts and ideas apart for a greater understanding of the whole; how to find, compile, and synthesize important information)
- cutting-edge presentation skills (how to read and understand images and digital texts; how to present your ideas in the most effective manner)
When majoring in English, you may choose from our B.A. programs: English (literature), English Education, Creative Writing, English Language in a Global Context and Professional Writing. Our more than 50 faculty members (excellent teachers, researchers, and writers) will provide you with an education that will last a lifetime.