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

Megan Isaac publishes journal article on representations of young women as writers

An article by Isaac, associate professor of English, was published in the journal Children's Literature. 

Poetry Contest

Poetry contest to be judged by our visiting writer, Eduardo Corral.  Winners will be announced at his reading on Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. in Johnston Hall.

Greg Hlavaty publishes article on citizen-science program

The article was published in a recent edition of Wildlife in North Carolina.

Lindenman publishes two articles, book chapter about teaching writing

Heather Lindenman, assistant professor of English, recently published three essays: one about student revision practices and two about community-engaged writing.

Warman's poem appears in Winston-Salem's Poetry in Plain Sight initiative

Janet Lee Warman has a poem posted in downtown Winston-Salem during the month of September as part of the city's Poetry in Plain Sight initiative.

Literature News