The Department of English brings together scholars committed to the study of language, literature, and writing. Our graduates are prepared for a variety of professional and educational endeavors, including careers in law, editing and publishing, teaching, corporate and not-for-profit management, consulting, information technology, and graduate study in English and other disciplines. Students of English learn to read accurately, write clearly, and think analytically in the department's undergraduate and graduate programs.
"The End of Aaron," a short story from The Heaven of Animals David James Poissant, is featured in the most recent edition of Pegasus magazine. Animals is Poissant's debut book from Simon & Schuster. [Read More]
Terry Ann Thaxton's poetry collection is "as toughly accepting as her own small-town protagonist girls, who are unforgettably beaten, duped, and finally opened into a womanhood that makes them too smart, too sad, and too dangerous for any one man or lifetime," wrote Terri Witek, a previous Florida Book Award poetry medalist. [Read More]