Department of English and Theatre
Download course descriptions for Fall and Summer 2013.
P. Ellen Malphrus' essay, "Two Way Boulevards and Dead End Streetcars: Mo'where and Nowhere in Grimsley's Boulevard and William's A Street Car Named Desire" has been accepted for the October 2013 meeting of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association.
Congratulations to Jennifer Salizzoni for winning the 2012 $101 Prize, the English 101 Award for Outstanding Scholarship. Distinguished runners-up were Kelli Amanda Brunson and Savannah McKinnon. Read more.
Warren Slesinger has won a SC Poetry Archives Prize, and The Ninety-Six Press at Furman University will publish a small collection in April. His "Our Bedroom in the Fields" has been accepted by California Quarterly and Comstock has accepted "Never Simple or Still."
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.
Congratulations to the 2012 co-winners of the Sheila J. Tombe Award for Outstanding English Major, Stefny Ankney and Luke Kerr-Dineen! Luke received the Darwin B. Bashaw Student of the Year Award for USCB and is now an intern with Newsweek and a graduate student in journalism at Columbia University. Both Stefny and Luke earned high grades, effectively served our community, and successfully completed Writing Internships for course credit.
Hooray! Seven majors of English presented well-received papers at April's USCB Student Research and Scholarship Day: Stefny Ankney, Kathleen Brown, Andrew Cline, Scott DeRouen, Lindsay Hoganson-Marriott, Matthew Piscitello, and Patti Robinson.
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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.
You are invited to see for yourself. Come join us.
Department Chair, Prof. Carl Eby, email@example.com, 257 Library (Hilton Head Gateway) 843-521-4125