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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Kevin Boyle, professor of English, has been invited to read poetry at a local poetry festival.
Cassandra Kircher presented "What's Form Got to Do With It? Focusing on Form in the Creative Nonfiction Classroom" at the 2016 Associated Writers and Writing Programs Conference in Los Angeles, California.
Associate Professors Anthony Hatcher and Rich Landesberg accompanied four student journalists to Louisiana to attend workshops highlighting journalism, technology and social media.
Participants in the first Global Neighborhood House dinner modeled civil discourse while talking about contentious issues.
Boyle will read with the three other winners of the contest in Southern Pines on Sept. 17.