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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