Department of English and Theatre


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Download course descriptions for Fall and Summer 2014.

Download "What's Next?: Great English Courses to Take after 102."

Five USCB English majors presented their work at the Sigma Tau Delta convention in February!: Alyse Bingham, Scott DeRouen, David Goff, Victoria Hilton, and Nicole Kustak.

Well said! Well read! Congrats to Dr. Malphrus' Senior Seminar Superstars on a successful reading of excerpts from their creative writing thesis projects: Alyse Bingham, Scott DeRouen, Sarah Doty, Manny Floresca, and Victoria Hilton!

P. Ellen Malphrus presented "Two Way Boulevards and Dead End Streetcars: Mo'where and Nowhere in Grimsley's Boulevard and Williams' A Street Car Named Desire" at the October 2013 meeting of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association.

Lauren Hoffer's "Employment Relations and the Failure of Sympathy in Hardy's Desperate Remedies and The Mayor of Casterbridge," has been accepted by The Victorians Institute Journal.

Robert Kilgore's essay, "From 'Employment' (I) to 'Grace':
George Herbert’s Restructuring of Work" has been accepted by The George Herbert Journal. Kilgore also presented "The Elliptical Politics of Cowley’s David’s Psalm 114" at the Psalm culture & the politics of translation conference at Queen Mary, University of London in July 2013. His travel was supported by USC RISE award funding.

Warren Slesinger has won a SC Poetry Archives Prize, and The Ninety-Six Press at Furman University published The Evening Light in April 2013. His "Our Bedroom in the Fields" has been accepted by California Quarterly and Comstock has accepted "Never Simple or Still."

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The Bachelor of Arts in English

The Power of English. At USCB, the B.A. in English is the traditional study of language and ideas through literature as well as the preparation for writing in creative, academic, and professional contexts. We offer a B.A. in English with a traditional literary focus as well as a B.A. in English with a Writing Concentration. Students from outside the major are invited to add a minor in English or Writing to their degrees.

Graduates of the English program know how to write persuasively and assess the claims made by others. They excel wherever people value cultural literacy and superior language skills. Because these skills are foundational to many pursuits and are always in demand, the English major is a particularly versatile degree in today’s job market. The English major prepares students not only for careers in writing, editing, and teaching, but also for graduate study or employment in a multitude of other fields, such as law, business, journalism, publishing, religion, library science, and medicine.

You are invited to see for yourself. Come join us.

Contact Us

Department ChairProf. Robert Kilgore,, 257 Library (Hilton Head Gateway) 843-208-8210 Fax number: 843-208-8289.

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