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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 and creative writing. Classes are offered both online and at our historic, beautiful campus. 

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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Theodora Rudolph Named Youth Services Librarian

Theodora Rudolph, English literature and writing alum, was hired as the new youth services librarian at New Ulm Library, Minnesota, in April 2016.

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June 01, 2016

History of the Book Exhibit

Join Meg Roland's History of the Book class for an evening celebrating the life and journey of books! We will have many books on display from Shoen...

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June 04, 2016

Poetry in the Garden

Hear five talented student poets read from their original works in our community garden. Refreshments will be served.

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June 09, 2016

Senior Creative Writing Reading

Seniors in the creative writing program will read from their works.

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