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.

Success Stories

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Department News

Book season

English faculty member Erin Flanagan publishes her first novel, with a second on the way
After releasing two short story collections, Erin Flanagan, a professor of English language and literatures at Wright State, published "Deer Season" earlier this fall.

Carol Loranger appointed interim vice provost for faculty affairs

"Dr. Loranger's record of teaching, scholarship and service points to the commitment to faculty development she will bring to the Center for Teaching and Learning," said interim Provost Oliver H. Evans.

Professor of English Sharon Lynette Jones’ book on civil rights activist Angela Davis is published

Sharon Lynette Jones, professor of English language and literatures, visited archives around the country to research “Conversations with Angela Davis.”


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