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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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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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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