Saint Louis University


The Department of English trains students in the practice of writing and the study of literature. We engage the art of language in its full range of expression, including the production, distribution, reception, and interpretation of texts. In keeping with SLU's Jesuit mission, the Department cultivates habits of imagination and eloquence grounded in the rhetorical and literary traditions and as well as in encounters with emerging technologies, diverse cultures, and marginalized voices.

Our graduates are creative citizens prepared for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.

At a practical level, the department also helps to provide undergraduate students with a range of skills necessary for professional careers in education, law, medicine, public service, media, writing and other fields.

Our highly regarded M.A. and Ph.D. programs prepare students for careers in the academic world and other professions that focus on writing and interpretation.

Our diverse faculty have developed wide-ranging expertise, exploring a world which is equally full of diverse kinds of texts. Our method is to work with our students in developing individual research pathways, often arising out of our own research and publications, to enable them to understand the world of textuality.

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