Western Kentucky University

Department of English

Join English club for an open mic reading at Half Price Books Outlet, Thursday, April 17th at 7:00 p.m.The Alan Miller Memorial Award for Writing on the Environment: Submission deadline is April 18, 2014 in the English office (Cherry Hall 135) by 4:30 p.m.Join us for our roundtable discussion and Q & A session "So you want to go to graduate school in English?" on April 22nd at 4:00 p.m.Meet the WKU English Advisors, courtesy of the English Majors' Weblog.Issue 124 of Victorians: A Journal of Culture and Literature has been released.Apply to work in the English office today! Position starts this fall.

Welcome From The Department Head

Welcome to our homepage! WKU's English department is a lively, engaging, and welcoming place to study language, literature, writing, and culture. Our faculty have diverse interests including literature from medieval to modern; fiction, poetry, and memoir writing; teaching English as a second language; technical, business, and professional writing; and film studies and production.

To complement the classroom work, we have so many other activities that you won't be able to take advantage of them all: the English Club, the Film Club, our Creative Writing Readers Series, the Undergraduate Literature and Culture Conference, Zephyrus (our undergraduate literary magazine), The Ashen Egg (our undergraduate journal of English scholarship), and many internship and study abroad opportunities.

What's more, we have small classes and a welcoming faculty who enjoy working individually with students and helping them to do their best. We prepare our students for a host of professional opportunities: editing/publishing, professional writing, or teaching; working in business and for non-profits; attending graduate school in literature, composition/rhetoric, creative writing, film, or law; and working in student services. In fact, the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills our students learn prepare them for pretty much whatever career they choose to do. (Check out our Careers page.) We offer small town friendliness and big-city opportunities. Come for a visit! I think you will like what you find.


Rob Hale, Department Head

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