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English and Philosophy

Student writing on the quad in the fall

Our department offers small classes and award-winning faculty.  English students focus on literature, professional writing, or creative writing, while Philosophy majors take traditional or pre-law tracks.  Our M.A., TESOL certificate, and Ph.D. in  English and the Teaching of English prepare graduate students for careers in higher education.

See what courses are offered in our Course Booklet (Spring 2019 offerings) or visit our program page.


Friday, February 8th: Poet Robin Behn Reading 5:30-6:30 pm.  Robin Behn is a Professor of English and teaches in the MFA program at the  University of Alabama.  Location of Reading TBA.

Thursday, February 21st: Audubon Film and Discussion 7-9:30 pm in the Wood River Room of the PSUB. The film will be about science and the environment.

Thursday, May 2nd: Black Rock & Sage Launch Party 5:30-7:00 pm in the Wood River Room of the PSUB. Come hear our rapid fire performances as we celebrate the publication of our 2019 issue.



Matthew Levay, Assistant Professor of English, has just returned from the Modernist Studies Association conference in Columbus, OH, where he presented a paper on “Horrific Anachronism: Al Columbia and the Violence of Early Animation.” In addition, Dr. Levay has published his latest review essay on significant books in modernist studies for the Year’s Work in English Studies. The online version of the essay can be found at:


Evan Rodriguez, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, who has just returned from presenting his paper, “Structure and Aim in Socratic and Sophistic Method” at the International Socratic Society conference in Buenos Aires. Dr. Rodriguez is a founding member of this society.

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