Welcome to the English Department

The English Department at CGU is characterized by small seminars, multidisciplinary study, and independent learning in a student-centered environment. The department‘s objectives are to impart to students the ability to write clearly and effectively; an understanding of research in their field; a sense of the fields and subfields that shape primary and related disciplines; and the ability to undertake independent research and make an original contribution to their field.

The academic program emphasizes the breadth of American and British literatures, as well as critical theory, the development of research skills, and area expertise at the master’s and doctoral levels. Along with the interdisciplinary concentrations offered in the School of Arts & Humanities—American Studies, Continental Philosophy, Early Modern Studies, Hemispheric & Transnational Studies, Media Studies, and Museum Studies—students may tailor distinct courses of study in cultural studies, gender studies, religion and literature, hemispheric Americas studies, U.S. Latino/a culture and literature, the graphic novel, and more.

As a result of its close ties to other Arts and Humanities departments, the English Department encourages transdisciplinary inquiry in graduate study. All degree tracks allow students to integrate topics in other humanistic disciplines with research in literature and the critical, cultural, and historical context of literary texts. Our program is particularly strong in interdisciplinary and transnational approaches to literature and culture.

CGU’s close-knit community nurtures an atmosphere of lively intellectual engagement while retaining the resources of a large, well-appointed university through membership in the Claremont University Consortium—with world-class professors and libraries and an active calendar of humanities-focused speakers and events.

Chair: Lori Anne Ferrell
831 N. Dartmouth Avenue • Claremont, CA 91711 • 909-621-8612 • Fax 909-607-9587

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Lori Anne Ferrell

John D. and Lillian Maguire Distinguished Professor in the Humanities
Chair, English Department
Director, Early Modern Studies Program
Director, Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Awards

 

English Department Faculty
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Eric Bulson

Professor of English

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Lori Anne Ferrell

John D. and Lillian Maguire Distinguished Professor in the Humanities
Chair, English Department
Director, Early Modern Studies Program
Director, Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Awards

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David Luis-Brown

Associate Professor of Cultural Studies and English
Chair, Cultural Studies Department
Director, Africana Studies Program

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Wendy Martin

Professor of American Literature and American Studies

 

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