The USM English major is devoted to the study of language, literature, and culture. Focusing upon the British and American literary traditions, the major exposes students to a range of literature in different historical eras. It also offers students the opportunity to explore other traditions such as Irish or Canadian literature, women’s writing, and African- American writing. In addition to literatures written in English, course offerings include world literatures in translation from the classical to contemporary eras.
Department of English
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2015-2016 Faculty Lecture Series
11/18/15 - Planting the Seed: 19th Century "Utopianism" and the American Social Imaginary - Professor Gerry Peters
2/10/16 - War and Resilience: Marlowe's Tamburlaine the Great and the Anglo-Spanish War - Professor Ben Bertram
3/16/16 - Vexation Lullaby - Professor Justin Tussing
4/13/16 - Drones: Weapons of War of Tools for Entertainment? - Professor John Muthyala
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Fall 2016 Course Guide
The Fall 2016 Course Guide is now available. Hard copies are available in 311 Luther Bonney.
Course descriptions are covered in this guide, as well as information on advising, minors, travel abroad, and scholarships.