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.

Frank Bruni speaking at Temple

The acclaimed New York Times columnist stopped by Sullivan Hall to share personal experiences and insights about the role of liberal arts education in the U.S.

Yolanda Wisher

Yolanda Wisher, who received her MA in creative writing from Temple in 2000, was named to the post by Mayor Jim Kenney.

English Professor Peter M. Logan remembers his friend and emeritus professor of English, Sally Mitchell.

Jasmine Combs

We talked with award-winning writer and performer Jasmine Combs '16 about her work and what's next for the Philly native.

Cristina Garcia

Cristina García, a National Book Award finalist, served as the Temple MFA in creative writing program’s writer-in-residence this fall. Here’s what she had to say about Temple, writing and her Cuban heritage.