Loyola's Department of English offers a diverse curriculum in literature, critical theory, film history, creative writing, nonfiction and professional writing, digital media, linguistics, and rhetoric. Students receive a strong foundation in classical and contemporary works, with writing style and skills emphasized in every course.
English majors and minors can take advantage of many extracurricular activities within the department. They can join Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society; work on ReVisions, our student literary magazine, and The Reader’s Response, our annual anthology of students’ academic writing; and attend regular readings and talks involving students, faculty, and invited speakers. They also may choose to complete internships with publications, including our New Orleans Review, schools, and businesses.
English majors can expand their academic program by participating in our summer Irish studies program in Dublin, our summer Paris studies program, or our exchange programs with Keele University in England and the University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands.
English majors may take a minor in another discipline, to be determined in consultation with the adviser. Students must consult their assigned advisers in curriculum matters before registering for each semester.
Martin Pousson, (’93) has been awarded a 2014 NEA Creative Writing Fellowship in Prose. The honor, which includes a $25,000 grant, is in support of “Black Sheep Boy,” a collection of short stories.