Welcome to the Department of English
The study of English is central to a liberal arts education. The English Department at Western Connecticut State University is dedicated to providing students with a high-quality education in English language and literature. Our curriculum is designed to stimulate student curiosity and to reward critical engagement.
Our academic programs prepare students to enter fields where knowledge of texts, historical contexts, written and oral communication, and the powers of analysis and critical thinking are vital. While many of our students find themselves well-prepared to teach English in elementary and secondary schools and to pursue graduate study in English, the English major will help prepare students for success in any field, such as law, publishing, marketing, and advertising. English is indeed the degree for life.
Our website contains information about the department's undergraduate and graduate degree programs, our courses, the faculty, and resources for students. If you need additional information, please don't hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!
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A New Online Literature and Art Magazine
(Journal website under reconstruction. Stay tuned!)
Dr. Shouhua Qi, Coordinator of Graduate Studies in English, has a new book to be released by Palgrave Macmillan soon. Click the title The Bronte Sisters in Other Wor(l)ds or the cover for more information about the book and reviews.
Dr. Heather Levy, Associate Professor of English, will be giving a paper on the parody of punishment in The Decameron at The International Renaissance Society in Berlin in March of 2015. She will be part of a panel organized by Georgetown University.