Department of English Language and Literatures

Black Lives Matter

The English Department recognizes systemic racism embedded in literatures and languages, from the Eurocentrism of the canon to the policing of standardized expressions of speaking and writing. We pledge a sustained commitment to identifying and promoting anti-racist practices and policies that support equity, diversity, and inclusion for all.

Limited Office Hours

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will have limited office hours, Monday through Thursday only. Please contact us before coming to campus to verify if we are available:

Phone: 937-775-3136

The Department of English Language and Literatures cultivates literacy in its broadest sense. Your courses will inspire you to think, read, and write reflectively, analytically, and creatively. You will benefit from the department's high-quality programs, taught by faculty members who undertake groundbreaking research in their fields. Their scholarship produces innovative courses designed to prepare you for a range of careers. You will develop careful practices of reading, thinking, researching, and writing that are essential for your success in an increasingly global, technological world in which texts proliferate and literacies constantly change. Our undergraduate tracks are designed to help you acquire specific intellectual and professional skills. But above all, the study of English will help you to realize your full potential as a thoughtful and engaged individual and citizen of your world.

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Success Stories

Cori Lohstroh, who is pursuing a master’s degree in rhetoric and writing from Wright State, combines her passions for the environment and writing.
Stevie Kremer helped Samuel Heider write “Miracle of Miracles,” documenting his Holocaust survival story.

Department News

Write angle

Biology and English students learn environmental storytelling in a new Eco-Narratives course
In an English and biological sciences course, students use storytelling to discuss extinctions, mutations, invasions and other environmental phenomena.

Jennifer Ware and Ashley Hall win Regional Emmy award for PBS children’s science show

Jennifer Ware and Ashley Hall, co-directors of Wright State University’s New Media Incubator, were honored for their work ThinkTV children’s science show “Speakers and Beakers.”

Foreign affair

Four Wright State grads picked by French government to teach English to schoolchildren in France
Three French graduates and an English graduate were selected to participate in France’s Teaching Assistant Program.


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