English Department

A graphic of books on a shelf next to this quote from William Shakespeare's As You Like It: "And this, our life, exempt from public haut, finds tongues in trees, book in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything."

Everything you want to know about the fantastic selection of courses in English for 2017-18 and 2018-19.

The Demaray Scholarship is the only major student award designed for English majors. If you will be a junior in the year ahead, apply anytime. Due: first day of Spring Quarter.

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In a thought-provoking editorial, two scholars persuasively argue that humanities majors will be the leaders — in society and business — for the changing world.

If you’re thinking about English but aren’t sure where to start, we’ve got a lot of good advice here to help you on your way.

Stories From English

The English Blog: Lofty thoughts and epic experiences of current English students and alumni, all in one neat and orderly place: the Stories From English blog.

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Are there any scholarships offered through the major?

Absolutely! The Demaray Scholarship is offered annually to juniors who are dedicated to the study of literature and to writing as a means of discovery.

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Good Reads

Dream Work
by Mary Oliver

Dream Work is a collection of 45 poems by Pulitzer prize-winning poet Mary Oliver. Whether on the bus for the morning commute or winding down the day, you’ll find Oliver’s perfectly crafted poems are wonderful escape. More.

“Mrs. Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself.”
Virginia Woolf
Mrs. Dalloway