From Beowulf to Toni Morrison, from eco-poetry to Hitchcock films, the texts and images that we read help us to find wisdom across cultures, communicate what we know, initiate change and create the images and texts of the future. || Why English?
Bucknell’s English department offers three majors: creative writing, film/media studies and literary studies. || View course requirements
Bucknell offers merit scholarships for applicants with extraordinary talents in the arts.
Talk to the English graduate students in the British and American Literature Lab.
"The literature that most moves me are the works that help us to not be confined by the experiences we've had, but to imagine something greater."Learn more about Professor Gillespie
Complement your English major by spending a summer, semester or year abroad exploring the culture, traditions, language and literary style of another country.
Recently, English majors have studied in London and Barbados.
Students have many opportunities to work with professors and pursue scholarly and creative projects. Often this work culminates in an honors thesis. Recent honor thesis have included:"Global Readers: Woolf on the Russians, Emerson on the Persians" and "Taking the Stand: Meditations on Suffering."
Internships prepare English majors for career success by providing firsthand experience in the field. Recently, English students have interned with Goldman Sachs, People Magazine and CBS News.
West Branch, a nationally distributed and widely respected literary magazine published at Bucknell, offers internships to two Bucknell students each semester.
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