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
Email: english@wright.edu

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

Wright State alumna, faculty member lend Spanish skills at community vaccination clinic

Two members of the Wright State community volunteered to help those in need at a mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinic.

Five Wright State faculty members to be honored by national certificate program for effective online teaching

Mathematics and English faculty members participated in a certificate program offered by the Association of College and University Educators.

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.

 

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