• Contemplating an English Major?

    English majors pursue many career paths, including law, business, journalism, and medicine. Learn more.

  • Why English?

    English alumna pursues her passion as a TV writer/producer. Watch video.

  • Sitter Receives Sheedy Award

    English Professor John Sitter received the 2014 Sheedy Excellence in Teaching Award. Read more. Watch Video.

  • Why Novels Matter

    Professor and novelist Barry McCrea reflects on why we read and write novels. Watch video.

Van der Vliet Oloomi Wins Prestigious Whiting Award

Assistant Professor of English Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi has been named a 2015 Whiting Award winner for “early accomplishment and the promise of great work to come.” She joins a prestigious group of writers that includes Jonathan Franzen, Alice McDermott, and David Foster Wallace.

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English Alumna Awarded Mitchell Scholarship

English alumna Molly Hayes ('08) has been awarded a 2014 George Mitchell Scholarship. Awarded to only 12 people every year, the Mitchell Scholarship is sponsored by the US-Ireland Alliance. Hayes will use the scholarship to pursue a master’s degree in postcolonial and world literatures at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.

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Marshall Wins Media Ecology Book Award

Kate Marshall, Notre Dame’s Thomas J. and Robert T. Rolfs Assistant Professor of English, has been awarded the 2014 Dorothy Lee Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Culture for her book Corridor: Media Architectures in American Fiction

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