Department of English
Welcome to the Department of English at The Catholic University of America.
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 at once expert in their chosen fields and conversant with the broader history of literature in English.
Learn more about programs here.
Graduate student Ryan Wilson has won the Eleanor Clark Award from the Robert Penn Warren Circle for best essay by a junior scholar. His essay is titled, “‘This is the world’: Ritual and Redemption in Warren’s Promises” (April 2013).
Dr. Andrea Harbin (alumna 2006) awarded the annual Excellence in Teaching Award (2013) at SUNY-Cortland (March 2013).
Associate Professor Tobias Gregory awarded a fellowship at the Folger Shakespeare Library for summer 2013.
Graduate student Joseph Boyne's article, “‘The Modifying Colours’of Robert Penn Warren’s Dreams” has been accepted by Mississippi Quarterly: The Journal of Southern Cultures.
Graduate student Veronica Phair will present her paper, "'Those Translators': The Influence of the Sidney Psalter on John Donne’s Religious Poetry" at the Psalm Culture and the Politics of Translation conference in London on July 16, 2013.
MAR12Stephen Burt Reading & Americamera Presentation
5:10 p.m. Hannan 108
8:00 p.m. Pryzbyla, Food Court
APR17Dr. Charlotte Beck, "Editing Warren's Literary Criticism: An Epic Journey"
2:10 p.m. Pryzbyla 327