Our department maintains a culture of active and engaged scholarly research.

In addition to learning and practicing research methods in their coursework, our undergraduates complete their major with research papers in their senior seminars and have opportunities to do independent research projects in departmental honors. Many of our students participate in undergraduate research opportunities like the annual Warrior Scholars Conference.

Our graduate students research and write brilliant M.A. theses and doctoral dissertations. They are eligible for scholarships, awards and conference travel that support their research, and they participate in and organize conferences.

English department faculty regularly publish essays and monographs, some of which are listed on our publications page. Several faculty also design digital projects as part of their research and teaching.

Our department enriches this culture of research and inquiry through our popular lecture series and through the publication of our two journals.