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?
double major: creative writing and sociology
"The fulfillment I get out of being a part of these amazing communities where we work to achieve goals and watch them unfold with great success, and have fun — I wouldn't give it up for a million full nights of sleep."Read more about Zoe
double major: film/media studies and theatre
"For me, theatre is all about connecting with audiences and with each other on stage. I think that’s a really powerful thing and I’ve been able to experience that power through being part of productions here. When I’m on stage, I get a feeling like nothing else in the world."Read more about Emily
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.
Leah Murphy ’17 is spending this academic year working at an intern for the Bucknell place studies program. As a big part of her …
Matt Griffin ’02, a Bucknell University alumnus and the senior manager of new media communications at the University of Pennsylvania, was recently featured in an …Read more
Roger Adsett ’91, a Bucknell University graduate, was recently appointed chief commercial officer at Insmed, Inc., a global biopharmaceutical company. Adsett comes to Insmed from …Read more
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