Department of
English

Curiosity, Generosity, and New Knowledge

What do silver thieves, the German Enlightenment, the language of engineers, cinema, and the U.S. congress all have in common? A set of College of Liberal Arts faculty who share a deep curiosity for the world around them and who all received a 2018 Ann Gill Faculty Development Award to propel their research.

Imagining the Possible: the power of public rhetoric to inspire social change

Rhetorical studies is the study of argument and persuasion, but assistant professor of English David Cloud also sees rhetoric as the art of “imagining the possible.”

Winter 2017

Uncharted waters and an unexpected calling

Paul DeMaret wrote a mini-book about sharks in the fifth grade. Instead of foretelling a future as a marine biologist, the book foreshadowed DeMaret’s future as an English major and distinguished teacher.

Spring 2017

English Majors Don’t Wait Until They Graduate

English majors are a diverse group doing interesting work in the world, but they don’t wait until they graduate to start being amazing.

Winter 2016

Writers Bring their Work to Life

In 2016, CSU has hosted two Pulitzer Prize-winning poets, one national award winner for nonfiction, and an award winning English department alumnus.

English Beyond: Speak Out! and Rekindle the Classics

The English department enacts their passion through programs that extend beyond the boundaries of our classrooms, and even our campus.

Liberal Arts shines at Graduate Student Showcase

The Graduate Showcase celebrates research, creativity and entrepreneurship and provides an arena for interdisciplinary collaboration.