• 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.

Vander Vliet Oloomi's novel a finalist for PEN/Faulkner Award

Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi's novel Call Me Zebra has been named a finalist for 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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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Third Annual Henry David Thoreau Honorary Lecture


Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Creative Writing Reading Series ft. Maria Negroni