English News

You may think you know the English language—but how well do you really know it? The College of Liberal Arts’ English Department captures writers’ imaginations by helping them explore the intricacies and subtleties of the English language as they’ve developed—and continue to develop—across the English-speaking world. Students achieve greater mastery over the technical aspects of English writing while the faculty familiarizes them with the language through exposure to popular media, linguistic practices and literary traditions. When they leave Temple as alumni, they’re prepared to wield the English language in business, political, legal and academic positions. Read the faculty, student and alumni stories below and please contact us if you have a story of your own you think we should tell.

Josh Lukin taught full-time in Temple University’s First-Year Writing Program from 2003-2019, where he earned five Outstanding Teacher citations and was inducted into the Instructors’ Hall of Fame. He also taught literature courses in the history of criticism, contemporary global fiction, noir fiction and film, and social issues in literature.  His scholarly interests were U.S. fiction since 1945 and disability studies.

Pictured from left to right: Temple Student Government Vice President of External Affairs Kaya Jones, President Francesca Capozzi and Vice President of Services Laryssa Banks. Photograph by Saba Ahmed.

College of Liberal Arts students Francesca Capozzi and Kaya Jones have taken office as two of the three members of the first-ever all-female Temple Student Government executive leadership team.

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English major Andrew Katz, CLA ’15, successfully published his first novel last year. The Vampire Gideon's Suicide Hotline & Halfway House for Orphaned Girls pokes fun at vampires while delivering an important message about mental health.

Trevor Lanuzza an MFA candidate in fiction, wins the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation’s 2019 Award for College Writers fiction prize for his story “nobody’s a real mystic anymore.”  

This week, the College of Liberal Arts honored its 2019 Teaching Awards winners while wishing a fond farewell to this year’s retiring faculty members.

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