Department of English and Theatre
Download course descriptions for Spring 2014.
The department advertises three tenure-track positions: (1) American Literature, (2) Composition and Rhetoric, and (3) Drama/Theatre.
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 Victorians Institute Journal.
Robert Kilgore 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. The English major at USCB is dedicated to cultivating in its students a broad cultural awareness and the ability to read carefully, think critically and write effectively. The program encourages students to develop both a sweeping historical perspective on the development of literature in English and a deeper understanding of particular periods, genres and authors. By helping students to investigate, nurture and integrate their historical, philosophical, psychological, political, ideological, ethical, emotional, spiritual and aesthetic responses to the world, the study of literature helps students to become complete and well-rounded individuals. This is why literary study has been central to Western education for well over two thousand years.
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.
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