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
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.
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The English Department’s Literature Concentration recently hosted two screenings of the Academy Award-winning writer-director’s eagerly anticipated follow-up to "Get Out" on Tuesday, April 2 and Friday, April 5 at Southeast Cinema’s Alamance Crossing Stadium 16 theater.
Readers play a central role in the production of Elon's literary and art journal, which will publish its 70th edition this spring
The lecturers in English write about what they've learned from seven years of teaching the College Writing for High School Juniors course they created.
Dan Burns, assistant professor of English, co-chaired a panel examining the belated legacy of Zora Neale Hurston’s "Barracoon: The Story of the Last 'Black Cargo'" at this year’s MELUS conference held March 21-24 in Cincinnati. Published to wide acclaim in 2018, Hurston’s long-awaited collection of interviews recounts the story of the final apparent survivor of the Clotilda (1860)—the last known U.S. ship to participate in the transatlantic slave trade.
Patch, senior lecturer in English and College Writing (ENG 110) Coordinator, has been elected vice president of the Council of Writing Program Administrators. She will become president of the organization in 2021.