We offer students skills that will never go out of fashion: critical thinking and creative problem-solving; the ability to conduct research; facility with language and written and oral communication;  respect for diversity; and the capacity to explain complexities as succinctly as possible.  Companies want to hire employees who can write clear, concise and effective sentences—and you will learn that with a major in English.  We are a large and vibrant community dedicated to helping you become an outstanding writer and critical thinker. You can choose from four B.A. programs: English (focused on literature), English Education, Creative Writing, and Professional Writing. Our more than 60 faculty members (excellent teachers, researchers, and writers) will give you an education you will use for a lifetime.

Spotlight Notices

for the week of November 16, 2015

The department's Spring 2016 course brochure has been published.  The English department's faculty and teaching staff will be teaching over 75+ different courses for the Spring 2016 semester and you can find all the courses (and their detailed descriptions) on the Course Brochure website.   

Sycamore Review (Purdue University’s internationally acclaimed literary journal) is open for the Wabash Prizes in Fiction & Poetry through November 29. The contests will be judged by Janet Burroway and Mary Szybist, respectively. For more information, and to submit, visit sycamorereview.com/contests.

Spotlight Event

for the week of November 16, 2015

Writers Harvest (a Food Finders Benefit reading), with speakers Sharon Solwitz, Daniel Morris, Anthony Sutton, and Samantha Atkins.  Thursday, November 19, 7:30 pm, Wells Community Cultural Center, 638 North Street, Lafayette.  All proceeds go directly to Food Finders Food Bank Inc. and suggested donations are five non-perishable food items.  Sponsored by Purdue University's Creative Writing Program and the Department of English.

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