Department of English and Theatre

What's New

Welcome New USCB Students! Looking for information about First Year English (FYE)? Download the Guide to FYE, Fall 2014 and each instructor's description of his or her classes.

Download course descriptions for English and Theatre courses beyond First Year English for Fall and Summer 2014.

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

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Erin McCoy will be an assistant professor of English and liberal studies in Fall 2014 at USCB. We also welcome Dr. Mollie Barnes (assistant professor of American literature) and Dr. George Pate (assistant professor of English, drama, and theatre) to USCB.

Congrats to Alyse Bingham and Scott DeRouen, winners of the 2014 Sheila J. Tombe Award for Outstanding English Major!

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, "The Politics of King David in Early Modern English Verse," will be published in Studies in Philology this summer. His essay, "From 'Employment' (I) to 'Grace': George Herbert’s Restructuring of Work” has been published in George Herbert Journal.

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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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