English Literature

Program Highlights

  • Apply writing, editing and production skills while working with graduates of Pacific’s master of fine arts in writing program
  • Work in conjunction with the theatre department to produce original plays
  • Take specialized courses, such as Shakespeare, Holocaust literature, literature and disability, and Vietnam literature and film
  • Work individually with professors on significant research projects and present a thesis to the university community
  • Intern with local publishers as well as Pacific’s Master of Fine Arts in Writing Program
  • Study in Asia, Australia, Europe or South America or teach English in China, Korea and Japan

Courses

In addition to general English courses, English literature majors or minors are offered courses such as Shakespeare, Holocaust literature, literature and disability, and Vietnam literature and film, and classes focusing specifically on other important literary figures such as Jane Austen, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau.

Preparation

Graduates of Pacific University’s English literature program are prepared to enter a wide range of professional fields. Employers in virtually every field give high regard to the fact English graduates have spent four years analyzing texts, sharpening their critical thinking skills and crafting first-rate essays. Recent graduates have gone into publishing, writing for large and small businesses, law school, and health science programs. Our graduates include Fulbright Scholars, published authors and teachers.

Assistant Professor
Professor; English Department Chair
Associate Professor
Director of Creative Writing & Professor
Assistant Professor & Associate Dean for Student Academic Affairs