English at Elon

An English major at Elon offers students an array of opportunities. Students specialize in one of four concentrations (Creative Writing, Literature, English Teacher Licensure or Professional Writing and Rhetoric) or pursue a double concentration. Outside the classroom, our students complete internships in a variety of fields or participate in on-campus activites, such as

  • writing for our award-winning literary magazine Colonnades
  • tutoring in the Writing Center
  • chatting with visiting writers and scholars
  • joining our chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society
  • and more.

Writers and researchers, our faculty members remain active professionally, serve as mentors for our students and routinely lead study abroad courses in places such as Ireland, Ghana, Western and Eastern Europe, London, Australia and Mexico. 

After graduation, our alumni embark on careers in a variety of fields, taking positions ranging from credit analysts and marketing associates to librarians, lawyers, technical writers, journalists, teachers, Peace Corps volunteers and much more. Still more pursue graduate study in literature, creative writing, rhetoric, teaching and the study of law.

We invite you to browse this site for more information about our program.

English News

Death of Program Assistant Pamela Moffitt

Moffitt, who passed away Dec. 1, served as a program assistant in the Department of English. 

Senior lecturer presents at English leadership conference

Paula Patch described the outcome of a CATL Scholar project to revise tools education licensure candidates use to demonstrate grammar competency

CATL team members present at annual faculty development conference

Three Elon faculty members affiliated with the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning presented at the 41st annual conference of the POD Network in Higher Education held Nov. 9-13 in Louisville, Kentucky.

 

Paula Patch and Patrick Rudd present on the library/first-year writing partnership as a community of practice

Their presentation, “Co-Owners in Engaged Learning: Reimagining the Library/First-Year Writing Partnership as Community of Practice,” described the evolution of a model of library instruction for first-year writing students that simultaneously reflects and highlights the changing roles of librarians and their relationship to faculty. 

Elon professor awarded Burroughs Wellcome Grant for wildlife studies project

The award will support "Wildlife Studies: Critical Carnivores," a year-round learning experience that exposes secondary school students to the world of wildlife science through a focus on carnivorous mammals.

Literature News