Sam McCracken

Posted On August 29, 2016
Categories Profiles in English

What is your concentration?


I am—unapologetically—following the English literature track, and I love it. I am also pursuing a second major in Spanish (with a concentration in language, culture, and society).


Why are you majoring in English?


This is a question I receive often (looking at you, dad), and it seems I… more »

“Field School Students Take a Bite out of the Big Apple”

Posted On May 25, 2016
Categories News & Events


During Spring Break 2016 seven undergraduate English majors accompanied Dr. Megan Sexton for a unique domestic Field School program that provided them exposure to the Publishing industry in New York. Students met with literary agent Maria Carvainis in her Midtown offices and learned about the role literary agents play in the industry. Students also… more »

The Department of English’s annual Open House

Posted On April 6, 2016
Categories News & Events

The Department of English’s annual Open House is next week.

Enjoy pizza, discuss your end-of-year plans with your favorite professors, & learn more about upcoming classes. Also, have a piece of cake in honor of William Shakespeare’s birthday. Award winners will be announced.

WHEN: Thurs, 14 April, from 12:30 until about 2:00 PM WHERE: Troy… more »

The Department of English presents a lecture by James Hirsh: “Soliloquies in Romeo and Juliet; or, Shakespeare in Love.”

Posted On March 31, 2016
Categories News & Events

Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 1:00 pm The Troy Moore Library 25 Park Place, 23rd Floor

Event Flyer

Plentiful evidence demonstrates that, in the process of writing Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare, like the two main characters, fell madly in love. In his case he fell in love with the exciting dramatic possibilities created by the… more »


Allison Gunn

Posted On February 17, 2016
Categories Profiles in English

What is your concentration?

Rhetoric and Composition


Why are you majoring in English?

After 20 years as a chef and leader in the service industry, I had the opportunity to return to school. No longer believing that there are no real-world applications for my skills as a writer and communicator, I changed majors… more »


Christopher Copley

Posted On January 19, 2016
Categories Profiles in English

What is your concentration?

I am an English major with a concentration in Literary Studies and a minor in Religious Studies.

Why are you majoring in English?

I chose English Literature because of the profound impact that reading literature and poetry has had on the way that I view… more »

Ian Almond

Posted On January 6, 2016
Categories News & Events

Ian Almond, a former colleague who now teaches World Literatures in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Qatar, will be returning to campus on Monday, Feb. 22, to give a lecture entitled “Re-Telling Myth in Mexican, Bengali and Turkish Literature.”  The lecture will be held at 3 p.m. in Troy Moore Library. … more »


Leigh Metcalf (nee Schneider)

Posted On October 29, 2015
Categories Profiles in English

Concentration: Literary Studies Why did you major in English?  Initially, I chose to major in English because I felt more inspired during my English classes than any others. This inspiration stemmed from a combination of great professors and the realization that so much of what makes life both challenging and wonderful is so often reflected… more »