Do you love to read and discuss literature with interesting, passionate people? You may be an English major.
Do you love to express yourself through writing, artistic expression, and critical thinking? You may be an English major.
At Huntington University, the size of classes as well as the mission of the college allows for considerable individual interaction between faculty and students.
As an English major you will benefit from:
- Small class sizes
- Discussions with fellow English majors and English Department faculty
- Participation in professional conferences that feature student and faculty research and writing
- Opportunities to publish original work
- Ictus, the departmental literary magazine featuring student writing
- Internships in a variety of fields
- Membership in Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society. Sigma Tau Delta recognizes outstanding English majors and offers a yearly scholarship conference.
- Field trips opportunities to regional theatrical productions, lectures by renowned writers, and a prison Shakespeare program.
At Huntington University, you will study American, British, and World literature as well as poetry and fiction and nonfiction writing.
The English Department offers two Bachelor of Arts degree programs:
There is also a Bachelor of Science in English Education for those interested in teaching.
Dr. Todd Martin co-organized a conference held during the summer of 2015 titled, “Katherine Mansfield and the ‘Blooms-Berries.’”
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Shakespeare at Pendleton
Shakespeare at Pendleton was started by Dr. Jack Heller to guide inmates through the study and performance of Shakespeare.
Huntington University’s Dr. Jeffrey B. Webb, professor of American History and department chair of History & Political Science, has published the three-volume reference work titled American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore. The project also includes the work of three other Huntington University faculty and three recent graduates.
Doris (King) Goble
Doris Goble recalls a Will Rogers quip to sum up the joy she's found teaching: "Not everyone can be a hero. Someone has to stand on the curb and applaud," Doris said. A 1994 Huntington alumna, Doris teaches American literature, advanced-placement English and workplace communications at Eastbrook High School, which is just a stone's throw south of Huntington. Not only does Doris love to…
Dr. Jack Heller received his Ph.D. in English from Louisiana State University in August 1997. His primary research interests include Renaissance drama, Shakespeare, other 16th and 17th century literature, religious studies, and African American literature. He has presented conference papers on these subjects at various regional and national conferences.