A Classical Liberal Arts Education ... for the 21st Century

Rhetoric, one of the oldest liberal arts and developed in ancient Greece to prepare citizens for active participation in democratic society, has long been focused on connecting itself to "the life of the polis." The English major concentration in Professional Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) reflects a national trend in higher education, as well as a long tradition within the discipline of rhetoric, to more clearly connect the liberal arts to worlds beyond the walls of academia.

Though distinctly not a pre-professional program, PWR prepares students to be more critically reflective, civically responsible communicators in their daily lives and, primarily, workplace contexts.

Curious about the PWR program? Look at this fact sheet created by PWR students!

Elon also offers an interdisciplinary Professional Writing Studies minor.

English News

Jennifer Eidum awarded Council of Writing Program Administrators grant

The assistant professor of English received a $1,000 grant from the national association

Sophomore Honors Fellow publishes article on U.S.-Argentina relations during the Cold War

The article by Angela Myers '21 appeared in the journal Revista Brumario. 

In My Words: Poppies for War and Peace: 100 years since the end of World War I

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Professor of English Rosemary Haskell writes about the significance of poppies in remembering the dead and hoping for peace. The column was published by WRAL, The Virginian-Pilot and the Greenville Daily Reflector

The Contemporary Play Reading and Discussion Series receives national recognition in American Theatre Magazine

Associate Professor of English Scott Proudfit and the Contemporary Play Reading and Discussion Series at Elon are featured in American Theatre’s recent article “Train for a Diverse Theatre” by Editor-in-Chief Rob Weinert-Kendt.

 

 

English Department hosts inaugural Career Event on Tuesday

With "ENGage your Passions, PoWeR your Lives!" Elon University's English Department joins forces with the Student Professional Development Center to host an inaugural career event designed for majors, minors and all students interested in the humanities. The event will be held Tuesday, Oct. 30, in Lakeside meeting rooms from 4:15 to 6:30 p.m. 

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