Book of the Month

"A novel of ideas examining two 'tribal' societies: the colonized island of New Ulster in Papua New Guinea and Laird’s native Northern Ireland."

Nick Laird was the Gerson Irish Reader on April 9.

Mary Burke, Professor of English; Honors Program Director;

Irish Concentration Coordinator


Why Study English?


"Although liberal arts majors start slow, they gradually catch up to their peers in STEM fields. This is by design. A liberal arts education fosters valuable “soft skills” like problem-solving, critical thinking and adaptability. Such skills are hard to quantify, and they don’t create clean pathways to high-paying first jobs. But they have long-run value in a wide variety of careers."
Read the rest of this article and see more arguments for studying English.

Upcoming Events

  1. Oct 23 Humanities Fellow Research Talk: Joseph Ulatowski4:00pm
  2. Oct 24 ECOM Reading Group12:15pm
  3. Oct 24 "Settler Colonialism's Hiroshima," A Talk by Iyko Day4:00pm
  4. Oct 25 ECE English Fall Conference9:00am
  5. Oct 25 ECE English Fall Conference9:00am
  6. Oct 29 From Civil Rights to Human Rights: African American, West Indian and Puerto Rican Housing Struggles in Hartford County5:30pm
  7. Oct 31 "Unruly Women: Catherine of Siena, Gaspara Stampa, and a few others who couldn't keep their mouths shut." A talk by Prof. Jane Tylus (Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature (Yale University)11:00am

Professors are People Too


Ali Oshinskie ('17) interviews professors for a podcast series, "Professors are People Too." Read the transcripts to her introduction and interviews, and listen to the podcast on WHUS.


Letters About Literature

The English Department, Connecticut Writing Project, and Neag School of Education are the CT sponsors for this Library of Congress writing competition for grades 4-12.