Read, write and question everything.
The Master of Arts in English program provides a strong foundation in English, American and comparative literature, and in literary theory and analysis. This versatile program includes a broad offering of courses and personalized plans of study. Students may design a program that combines the traditional and the cutting edge, with course topics ranging from Shakespeare, Jane Austen and classic American writers to feminist theory, postcolonial literature and psychoanalytic theory.
Our program attracts men and women who wish to teach, as well as those who plan to pursue a PhD or a profession that requires a strong foundation in critical analysis or advanced oral and writing skills. Students enjoy a collegial relationship with faculty who are award-winning poets, playwrights, authors, reviewers and nationally known scholars. Faculty areas of interest span historical periods, genres and cultures, including the Bible, Romantic poetry, Native American studies, feminist and cultural studies, Victorian literature, children’s literature, film and television theory, ethnic literature, dramatic studies, psychoanalytic theory and writing pedagogy.