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Department of English

Writers influence our ideas, persuade us to action and stir our emotions. An appreciation of language and literature enhances our ability to inspire and influence others through our own writing. If you are moved by the power of the written word, explore our English literature and writing program. Together with professors and peers, you will explore how language and images affect us as individuals and as members of communities.

As an English major, you are afforded the time to study literature and to write, surrounded by like-minded individuals and thoughtful mentors.

English literature and writing students participate in a core curriculum which focuses on interpretation and creativity. You can choose from concentrations that emphasize different aspects of literary studies, including literature, creative writing and text:image. Classes are offered both online and at our historic, beautiful campus. We launched a fully online degree option in January 2013.

Our graduates are accepted into competitive MFA, MA and Ph.D. programs. Like many graduates, you can find a satisfying career and/or continue the writing life you began at Marylhurst University.

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Jenny M. Chu Launches Literary Venture

Jenny M. Chu, English alum, is launching a literary t-shirt press called BACKWORDS Press on April 29, 2015.

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May 14, 2015

Marylhurst Reading Series: Elena Passarello

Essayist Elena Passarello will read from her recent book Let Me Clear My Throat (Sarabande Books, 2013). Passarello's essays on performance, nature...

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May 16, 2015

Undergraduate Information Session

Learn about bachelor's degree programs, financing your education, earning college credit for life learning, and your career options. Take a campus ...

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May 16, 2015

Poetry in the Garden

Join us for a poetry reading in the green ambience of the Marylhurst Community Garden. Poetry will be shared by MU students. To find the garden, t...

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