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BA in English Literature & Writing

All students in the Bachelor of Arts in English Literature & Writing program take a core set of courses designed to offer a solid foundation in literature and writing. Through these core courses, we seek to encourage critical engagement with literary and cultural texts, and infuse literary study with an understanding of the connection between literature, history and writing.

Concentrations

You may choose from three concentrations that emphasize different aspects of literary studies. Within each concentration, our core curriculum focuses on interpretation, composition and creativity.

 Career paths

You will graduate from Marylhurst with skills in critical thinking, writing and analysis — skills highly valued by graduate schools and prospective employers. Graduates often enter professions or pursue graduate studies in fields such as teaching, publishing, law, journalism, university administration, library science, Web design, public relations and business.

 

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Teen Camp Grad Publishes First Novel

Francesca G. Varela, a graduate of show:tell, Marylhurst's summer camp for teen writers and artists, published her first novel in 2014.

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July 25, 2014

Ariel Gore: End of Eve

Acclaimed author, journalist, and teacher Ariel Gore will give a reading from her most recent book, End of Eve: A Memoir (Hawthorne Books, 2014). ...

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August 02, 2014

Midsummer Night's Dream

Portland Actors Ensemble has brought the Bard to audiences for over 40 years. They will perform Midsummer Night's Dream as part of Marylhurst's S...

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August 16, 2014

Taming of the Shrew

The Original Practice Shakespeare Festival performs Taming of the Shrew much like actors at London's Globe Theater in Shakespeare's time. Bring a...

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