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

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.

Conversation on Fairy Tales - Oct. 24

Artist and illlustrator Natalie Frank and preeminent fairy tale scholar Jack Zipes discuss what their collaborative projects have taught them about the nature of storytelling and the complexity of fairy tales.

Yeager Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.

 

Elon College, the College of Arts & Sciences recognizes faculty with excellence awards

Faculty members were recognized on Aug. 20 for excellence in mentoring, service and leadership, teaching and scholarship. 

In My Words: The immigrant experience, 40 years on

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Professor of English Rosemary Haskell recounts her own immigration story and how her thoughts returned to that experience after recently meeting someone on a similar journey.

Literature News