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Department of English Language and Literature


Areas of Specialization

Our faculty members work in a wide range of fields in literary and cultural studies, rhetoric, creative writing, media studies, linguistics and more.  Explore us below by areas of specialization.

Medieval
Renaissance & Early Modern
18th-Century British
19th-Century British
20th-Century British
Colonial through 19th-Century American
20th-Century American
Postcolonial
Transatlantic/Transnational
Contemporary
African American, African & Caribbean Studies
Asian American Studies
Irish & Scottish Studies
Jewish Studies
Latina/o Studies
Southern Studies
Children’s & Young Adult Literature
Comics & Graphic Novels
Creative Writing
Critical Race & Ethnicity Studies
Digital Studies
Film & Media Studies
Gender & Sexuality Studies
Linguistics
Poetry & Poetics
Print Culture & Book History
Rhetoric, Composition & Speech Communication
Science, Medicine & Technology
Theory