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

English Department welcomes inductees to Sigma Tau Delta honor society

President Leo M. Lambert spoke to inductees about the importance of appreciating beauty and complexity during the Oct. 30 ceremony. 

Haskell presents paper at South Atlantic Modern Language Association conference

Rosemary Haskell, professor of English, presented a paper at the annual meeting of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association in Atlanta, on Nov. 10.

In My Words: Don’t just thank veterans. Get to know them.

Greg Hlavaty, lecturer in English, writes in this column for the Elon University Writers Syndicate  about his experience with veterans and realizing that the loneliness they may feel can be just as damaging as physical injuries.

Three CATL-affiliated faculty present at annual faculty development conference

Three Elon faculty members affiliated with the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning presented at the 42nd annual conference of the POD Network in Higher Education held Oct 26-29 in Montreal, Canada

Warman publishes poem in anthology

Janet Warman has published "Panther and Jaguar" in "Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse."

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