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English at Villanova offers undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare you to read deeply, think critically, write effectively and speak confidently.

In the Villanova English Department, you encounter both revered classics and celebrated recent work by writers coming from widely different experiences and points of view. In our classes, you hone your writing skills, sharpen your abilities to analyze complex texts, deepen your understanding of cultural and material history, and stimulate your imagination.

The abilities you develop prepare you for fields including consulting, journalism, marketing, law, education, banking, government, college administration, screenwriting and publishing, as well as continued studies in competitive master’s or doctorate programs.

The heart of the discipline of English is the power of the written word to tell stories, communicate ideas, broaden perspectives and bring about change.


Department Calendar

All About the Bagels, Tuesday, Sep. 20th, 10 a.m., SAC 400

Please join us for bagels, schmear, and good company this semester every first and third Tuesday of the month.

BIPOC Writing Group, Thursday, Sep. 22nd, 6-7 p.m., Garey Hall 10A

Any students, staff, faculty, and alumni who identify as Black, Indigenous, or people of color are welcome to join this writing group. Prompts and food will be served! Contact Dr. Tsering Wangmo for details.

Virtual Villanova: Meet Molly Cullum, Tuesday, Sep. 27th, 5-6 p.m., Zoom

Meet Molly Cullum '11, English and Spanish dual major, and director of the John & Kathleen Schreiber Foundation. Participate in this Virtual Villanova session and learn all about Molly Cullum's journey from college to career. More information here.

Adaptation of Parakeet by Villanova English alum Marie-Helene Bertino, Thursday, Sep. 29th-Sunday, Oct. 2nd, 7 p.m. (2 p.m. on 10/2), Garey Hall

Dr. Heidi Rose has adapted and directed a play adaptation of VU alum Bertino’s recent novel Parakeet.


Check us out on the University calendar !


Solidarity with Black Lives Matter

Members of the English faculty support the Faculty Congress statement "Justice‌ ‌for‌ ‌George‌ ‌Floyd‌ ‌and‌ ‌Others."  Read the full statement.
Find out about our efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Villanova University
Department of English
St. Augustine Center
Room 402

Department Chair
Professor Heather Hicks

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