Department of
English

Curiosity, Generosity, and New Knowledge

From electronic art to silver mining in Bolivia, the German Enlightenment to Congressional productivity, our faculty are able to extend their research based on donor support from Great Conversations.

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

For assistant professor of English Doug Cloud, rhetoric can be used for social justice. “It goes beyond describing reality as it is and articulates new and sometimes radical visions of how things could be.”

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.