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.

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.

group of students talking to each other

The College of Liberal Arts’ Professional Development team recently held a networking seminar to help students to come out of their shells and build rewarding professional relationships.

photo of english professor Peter Logan

Temple University professors and students are among those conducting the highest level of research in American academia. A College of Liberal Arts professor’s NEH Grant-funded project highlights why that mattes for students.

photo of edwin plotts

Now a director of growth at a marketing agency, Plotts credits the unique perspective and knowledge of how to learn from CLA with propelling his career.