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The Department of English Language and Literature features a strong and flexible undergraduate major and graduate degrees in literature, composition and rhetoric, creative writing, and speech communication. Our diverse faculty includes internationally-known scholars in English and American literature, African American studies, composition and rhetoric, history of authorship and publishing, literary theory, linguistics, communication studies, film, and creative writing.

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2013-14 Faculty Search:

Position 1: Global Contemporary Literature

Position 2: Composition and Rhetoric

Position 3: Digital Humanities

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Leon Jackson holds the Morrison Fellowship this year for his project: Scarlet Letters: A History of Blackmail in England and America

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The Department of English is delighted to welcome the newest member of its faculty - poet, National Book Award winner and South Carolinian Nikky Finney

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Welcome to our newest faculty members:

  • Kevin Brock
  • Danielle Coriale
  • Megan Foley
  • Jenn Tyburczy

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Scott Gwara was recently named a recipient of the inaugural Breakthrough Leadership in Research Award

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Catherine Keyser has been named a McCausland Fellow this year

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Mark Garrett Cooper has been awarded the Department's Research Professorship for Spring 2014

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Led by Michael Gavin and Chris Holcomb, the Digital Learning Initiative began its pilot year this semester

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Qiana Whitted organized the USC Comics Studies Symposium on Oct 25, 2013

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Associate Professor Jim Barilla appeared on the WHYY Philadelphia NPR program Radio Times

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Events Calendar

Events Calendar

Top 10 Reasons to Major in English (PDF)

Top Ten Reasons to Major in English
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