The skills of the English major have never been more valuable. Now more than ever, employers—and the world at large—need people who have the ability to read both widely and closely, to see many points of view, to make connections, to formulate concise summaries and thoughtful opinions, to write with clarity and style.
Alumni Spotlight Class of 2019: Jackie White Get to Know a Green Terror
English major Jackie White discovered a new passion for Cinema to go with her lifelong love of the English language and literature. TV Production class is her best class ever — she learned how to run almost every position in a television news station as well as teamwork and adaptability.
Faculty Spotlight English professors’ new book examines early detective fiction
After unraveling the mystery of the void in 19th century detective stories and following a decade-long trail collecting and compiling the forgotten whodunits, professors LeRoy Panek and Mary Bendel-Simso authored a new book exploring early detective fiction. “Essentials Elements of the Detective Story, 1820-1891” examines detective fiction during its formative years, while focusing on such crucial elements of the stories as setting, lawyers and the law, physicians and forensics, women as victims and heroes, crime and criminals, and police and detectives.