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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When the CLA Class of 2021 and the Class of 2020 (finally) prepare to walk across the stage in their regalia during Commencement, they’ll be treated to a performance by English and Classics double major David Jones. Here, Jones shares the message behind his Commencement poem.

A group of College of Liberal Arts English majors is learning what it’s like to be educators by virtually tutoring Philadelphia-area kids through a program called Mighty Writers.

Miles Orvell, an English and American Studies professor, uses his latest book to examine how we experience American ruins through photography and other media and what their “creative destruction” means for our future.

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Contrary to a commonly held belief as old as time, English Majors do have career prospects outside of academia.

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College of Liberal Arts Dean Richard Deeg addresses our students, alumni, faculty and staff on the crucial topics of diversity, race and anti-bias.