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English at CUA
Literary History | Aesthetics 

The CUA English department is dedicated to the study of literature: learning its history and searching its aesthetic depths. Our faculty publish in fields ranging from Anglo-Saxon visual culture to Victorian fiction to contemporary American poetry. While our critical approaches vary widely, we share a love of literature and a dual commitment to scholarship and teaching.

The undergraduate curriculum provides CUA English majors with a strong grounding in British and American literature. Our Ph.D. and M.A. programs train graduate students to become scholars and teachers at once expert in their chosen fields and conversant with the broader history of literature in English.



Spotlight profile imageSophia Binz, 2011: Medical Student

My English degree aided in conveying complex information in an understandable way. In medicine, doctors learn a new language of elaborate physiology and pathology and have to learn to communicate that complexity in a manner in which patients can understand it! It is hard to explain cardiac arrhythmias, inflammation of the gallbladder, and failure of the kidneys.

English Department Events

  • Oct 7, 2015 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Writing Center Mid-Term Paper Assistance

    The Writing Center has your back!  Come visit us for help with:brainstorming and outlines structure, transitions, and &l... more

  • Oct 16, 2015 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Post-Comps Party

    All are invited to Marist 133 at 1pm on Friday, October 16th to celebrate with fellow graduate students on the completion of their... more

  • Oct 29, 2015 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Book Discussion: Everything Is Illuminated

    “It was not the feeling of completeness I so needed, but the feeling of not being empty.”Please join the English Socie... more


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