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.

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Whether you’re staying safe at home or staying socially distanced down the shore, there’s nothing like a good book to help you relax and enjoy your summer break. Need help picking your next book? Check out these suggestions from our faculty.

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The College of Liberal Arts is excited to have so many amazing seniors joining our alumni network by graduating this month! The circumstances of your final semester with us were unusual, to say the least, but you didn’t let them hold you back. You made it! Now, let’s celebrate together!

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Kelly Jahn, a junior English major, is spending the semester working as an intern on the popular NBC nighttime talk show. Celebrate Women’s History Month by reading her story about how she helps behind the scenes at one of the shows keeping us all entertained through the coronavirus shutdown.

Samantha Berger, CLA '91, preparing to attend the Emmy Awards Show in Los Angeles.

Samantha Berger, CLA ’91, is a former English major who’s gone on to author 86 children’s book and write for Nickelodeon and Sesame Street. Last year, she was inducted into the League for Entrepreneurial Women Hall of Fame. Today, CLA celebrates her success as part of Women’s History Month.

photo of author Liz Moore and Good Morning America's Amy Robach

English and Creative Writing Associate Professor Liz Moore’s Long Bright River is a thrilling novel that explores a sibling relationship set against the Philadelphia opioid crisis, and critics have taken notice, hailing it as one of the most-anticipated novels of 2020.

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