Welcome to the English Department

We offer Bachelor’s, Master’s, and doctoral degrees. Our courses span the range of American and English literature and writing studies, with particular expertise in American and transatlantic literatures (early and contemporary), writing studies, and digital humanities.  Our faculty are also involved in research and teaching in African-American Studies, Jewish Studies, Linguistics, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Please use the links on this page and the Chair’s Welcome to learn more about our people, programs, and opportunities.

Department News

Lee (BA ’18) accepts position at Mailchimp

Yvonne Lee (B.A. English & Communication Studies ’18) completed an internship at Mailchimp and was hired as a full-time UX Content Strategist. Congratulations, Yvonne!

These students are making science easier to understand on wikipedia, one article at a time

“Bridging the gap between science and communication is very important, but scientists rarely communicate their work effectively enough for a broad audience to understand. That’s the principle that underpins an unusual task Cecelia Musselman assigns to students in her ‘Advanced Writing for the Sciences’ course.” Read the full article in News@Northeastern.

Alberdi (BA ’17) to be Literary Associate for Huntington Theater Company

J. Sebastián Alberdi (B.A.’17) has accepted a position as Literary Associate at the Huntington Theater Company. Sebastián studied with Luis Alfaro and all the other fellows in LA at the 2018 Lambda Literary’s Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices. His capstone project, “YES, an erasure of Ulysses‘s final chapter,” written with guidance from Professors Patrick Mullen and…
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Kapica (PhD ’15) accepts tenure-track position at Keuka College

Steven Kapica (Ph.D. ’15) has accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Writing Program at Keuka College in New York. This is a new position, and Steven has been hired to build and provide vision for the writing program.  Steven has a piece in a forthcoming essay collection titled…
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Department Events


Fall 2018 Welcome Week Gathering

Join us for our annual Welcome Day event for incoming and new undergraduate students. All are welcome!..
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Department Spotlights

Eunsong Kim

Assistant Professor of English Eunsong Kim

Eunsong Kim joined the NU English faculty in Fall 2017. She co-founded and co-runs the arts forum, contemptorary, a magazine supported by the Andy Warhol Art Writers Grant Program, which is dedicated to featuring, interviewing and archiving artists of color. Professor Kim's poetry has appeared in the Brooklyn Magazine, Denver Quarterly, The Iowa Review, West Branch, and others. Her first book of poetry, gospel of regicide, was published by Noemi Press in 2017.

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Elizabeth Polcha

Doctoral Candidate Elizabeth Polcha

Elizabeth Polcha's research interests include early American and Caribbean literature, digital humanities, and feminist theory. She has been awarded a prestigious Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship for the 2018-19 academic year and received a 2018 Northeastern University Outstanding Graduate Student Award for Teaching.

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