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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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Ger Killeen Featured in The Oregonian

Ger Killeen, culture & media faculty, was interviewed by The Oregonian in February 2015 talking about his passions: poetry, Ireland and the natural world.

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March 31, 2015

Music in Vienna: Study Abroad Information Session

Study with Marylhurst University director of choral activities Dr. Justin Smith. Participants will spend June 10 - 19, 2016 in Vienna. Open to alum...

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April 01, 2015

Study Abroad Europe: Sign-up Deadline

This September, travel to London and Rome, studying literature and art. Small group (12 participants maximum). Package includes airfare, accommodat...

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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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