• 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.

  • Why Novels Matter

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

Van der Vliet Oloomi wins PEN/Faulkner Award

Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi's novel Call Me Zebra has won the 2019 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the country’s largest peer-juried prize for novels and short stories.

Read story here.

New Faculty

The Department of English’s expertise in global and multicultural literature is broadening with Francisco Robles and Sarah Quesada, both of whom have close ties to Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies.

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Undergraduate Spotlight

How English and German major Mary Elsa Henrichs combines her academic interests with a love for theatre.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

MFA Reading Series ft. Natasha, Valerie, and Rebecca


Wednesday, January 22, 2020

MFA Reading Series ft. Marie Burns, Greg Havrilak, PJ Lombardo, and Misael Osorio-Conde


Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Creative Writing Reading Series ft. Zeyn Joukhadar