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.

Tom McAllister

Tom McAllister was named to Barnes and Noble's "Discover Great New Writers" list for his latest work, The Young Widower's Handbook.

Mark Inchoco

From music to journalism to fundraising, English department graduates have found their skills translate to a variety of professions.

Synclaire Arthur and Michaela Moseley

Álvaro Sánchez '17 sat down with classmates Synclaire Arthur '17 and Michaela Moseley '17 to discuss their work mentoring young people in North Philadelphia.

Shelly Brivic

Professor of English Shelly Brivic retired this year after 45 years at Temple. We sat down with the eminent James Joyce scholar to discuss his work, his students and what comes next.

Babel group members

Recent Temple grad Jasmine Combs, along with her colleagues in Babal Poetry Collective, just brought home a national poetry slam championship. Here’s the lowdown.