• Inaugural Sandeen Reading

    Poets Philip Levine & Christina Pugh share the microphone at the Inaugural Ernest Sandeen Memorial Reading.

  • Contemplating an English Major?

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

  • Why Novels Matter

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

  • Why English?

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

Meet English Major & Opera Star Paul Appleby

“As a singer, I spend all my time dealing with texts. I’m singing poetry, I’m singing theatre, I’m singing in different languages, and all my training at Notre Dame helped me immensely for that,” says Paul Appleby ’05. Appleby, a New York-based opera singer who performs across the country, is a recipient of a 2012 Leonore Annenberg Fellowship in the Performing and Visual Arts.

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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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Joyelle McSweeney Wins Scalapino Award

Associate Professor Joyelle McSweeney recently won the inaugural Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women Playwrights for her new play, Dead Youth, or, the Leaks

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Gender Studies Research Workshop: Laura L. Knoppers


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Sandeen Reading: Philip Levine & Christina Pugh


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Thadious Davis Lecture