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.

photo of two students with faculty member holding their awards

The College of Liberal Arts was proud to present undergraduate student and faculty member duos with the 2019 awards, which pay students to gain research experience, a skill that’s crucial to their career development.

New York Times Journalist Maya Salam recently visited campus to speak with College of Liberal Arts Intellectual Heritage students about the need to fairly incorporate all genders in media coverage.

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The First Year Writing Program has been selected as the National Council of Teachers of English’s 2018-2019 Certificate of Excellence! Small class sizes, a well-supported faculty and a curriculum that focuses on issues of diversity and systemic oppression were all keys to winning the award.

Author Aisha Sabatini Sloan talking to audience of students

As part of the English Department’s Poets and Writers Series, author Aisha Sabatini Sloan recently visited the College of Liberal Arts to read to Creative Writing students from her published essay collections and talk about her writing process.

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The English and Professional Development departments welcomed a panel of four English grads on campus to speak about the career paths open to English students and how to pursue them.