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 four B.A. programs: English (literature), English Education, Creative Writing, 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.

Annual Literary Awards Banquet

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Upcoming Events:

Thursday, March 23, 4:00 pm, Ringel Gallery, Stewart Center (reception); 4:30 pm, Fowler Hall, Stewart Center (presentation).  Books and Coffee 2017, Week 4, Mitch Daniels, President of Purdue University, will be speaking on Ron Chernow’s Alexander Hamilton.

Wednesday, April 5, 8:00 pm, Margaret Atwood reading and book signing, Loeb Playhouse, Stewart Center.  Free and open to the public.  Sponsored by the Department of English, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Purdue Libraries in conjunction with the Literary Awards Competition and Banquet.

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Recent News:

"Graphic novel Nimona celebrated at Books and Coffee," from the Purdue Exponent, February 27, 2017.  Read the story here.

Najma Menai, a student in Professor Platt's ENGL 409 class, has a poem quoted from a New York Times blog by Nicholas Kristof on February 9, 2017.  You can find the article here.

"Human relationships discussed at Books and Coffee," from Purdue Exponent, February 17, 2017.  Read the story here.

"Books and Coffee discusses new novel 'Lovecraft Country, from Purdue Exponent, February 14, 2017.  Read the story here.

"Purdue Writing Lab visits Washington, DC".  Read the story here.

"New courses add variety to revamped English minor," from Purdue Exponent, January 17, 2017.  Read the story here.

Purdue ranks fourth among public institutions in the United States, based on a new survey by the Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education.  Read the full story here.

US News & World Report for Higher Education gives Purdue a #13 national ranking for undergraduate teaching in national universities.  Read the story here

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