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

The turning point came when Kevin Leichtman was working a minimum-wage job and decided to give school the old college try for the third time.
Senior Erik Madaus is a technical writing and proposal support intern for The ONEIL Center at Wright State.

Department News

Class action

Wright State alumna Teresa Troyer has made a career of teaching English both here and abroad
Teresa Troyer has taught in China, Indonesia, Turkey, Honduras, Colombia and Slovakia and in Dayton and Dublin, Ohio.

Bolinga Center to host series celebrating notable Black women March 29-30

"What's HERstory?" programs will examine The Combahee River Collective and the life, legacy and literature of Angela Davis.

Barry Milligan named vice provost for academic affairs and dean of the Graduate School

Barry Milligan has served as the interim dean of the Graduate School since October 2017.


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