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Spring 2017 Course Descriptions


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.

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Recent Student and Faculty News:

On Tuesday, March 14th, there will be a reception and book signing for American/Medieval: Nature and Mind in Cultural Transfer (eds. Gillian Overing and Ulrike Wiethaus) from 4:00-5:15pm in Ammons Lounge.

Professor Susan Harlan‘s new book Memories of War in Early Modern England: Armor and Militant Nostalgia in Marlowe, Sidney, and Shakespeare was published in September, 2106 by Palsgrave Macmillan.

Wake Forest Magazine editor-at-large, journalism lecturer and associate vice-president Maria Henson recently spoke at the Pulitzer Centennial Celebration at Harvard University.

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


Faculty fellowship awards, endowed chairs, and other university awards.


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