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:

  • critical and ethical thinking
  • creative problem-solving
  • clear and effective writing
  • analytical reading and research methods
  • historical, cultural, and global awareness
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 60 faculty members (excellent teachers, researchers, and writers) will provide you with an education that will last a lifetime.

Student News:

Graduate Student Arielle McKee has received honorable mention for the Children’s Literature Association’s Judith Plotz Emerging Scholar Award for her essay “The Kind of Tale Everybody Thneeds?: Ecocriticism, Class, and the Filmic Lorax,” published in Children’s Literature Association Quarterly. 

Recent News:

"New York Times best-seller author Roxane Gay releases new book Hunger," from Purdue Today, June 9, 2017. Read the story here.

"Murphy Award:  Dorsey Armstrong," from Purdue Today, April 20, 2017.  Read the story here.

"Award-winning author Margaret Atwood speaks at Purdue," from the Purdue Exponent, April 6, 2017.  Read the story here.

"Bangert:  What Margaret Atwood said at Purdue," from the Journal & Courier, April 6, 2017.  Read the story here.


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