English students in class in Bobet Hall

Department of English

Ready, set, write!

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 the 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.


student Achievements + Research

Topher Balfer, English Writing major, named Editor-in-Chief of The Maroon

maroon first issue

Topher Balfer, English Writing major, has been named as the next Editor-in-Chief of The Maroon.

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faculty Achievements + Research

alumni Achievements + Research

Mike Miley ('02) to present essay at First Annual David Foster Wallace Conference

Mike Miley ('02) has been invited to present an essay at the First Annual David Foster Wallace Conference May 23, 2014 at Illinois State University. His essay is based on his research as a Mellon Fellow at The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin.

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