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When you study literatures in English, you engage with works of significant cultural and aesthetic value, wrestle with important philosophical questions, reconstruct histories of past times and places, and develop in writing your own critical and creative voice.  We offer a diverse range of courses, a graduate program, an honors program, journalism, creative writing and medieval studies minors, scholarly lectures, readings by visiting writers, and other events, all of which give students a rich experience of the discipline of English.

Why be an English major?

Recent Student and Faculty News:

CONGRATULATIONS to 2016 English Graduate Fletcher Laico for receiving a Fulbright Grant. Fletcher is in Colombia (as of July) teaching English language as an English Teaching Assistant to university students, and will be in Colombia through May 2017.

Meet 2016 English Graduate and Wake Forest Fellow Sophie Leveque.

Professor Eric G. Wilson’s quest to create his ‘own sweet ruse’ – Wake Forest Magazine, Summer 2016

Interview with WFU’s Writer’s Hall of Fame Inductee Maria Henson, who is also WFU’s only Pulitzer Prize Winner, an alumnae, journalism lecturer, and editor-at-large of the Wake Forest Magazine.


Click to learn about faculty fellowship awards, endowed chairs, and other university awards.


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Winston Salem, NC 27109
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