Saint Louis University’s graduate program in English provides scholarly training in the disciplines and methods of linguistic and literary analysis.
Students who choose to get a master’s degree or Ph.D. in English at SLU experience the whole of English literature, from Old Norse, Chaucer and Shakespeare to Mark Twain, Gertrude Stein and contemporary writing. You also have the chance to pursue specializations in a great variety of literary fields and in the study of rhetoric and composition.
English graduate students at SLU select their own examination advisors and have a prominent voice in shaping examination and thesis boards.
Reading and research groups in American, British, Welsh, South Asian and postcolonial and medieval literature are offered.
The English Graduate Organization also works with the faculty to promote the professionalization of graduate students through workshops, conferences and on-campus symposia.
Graduate Reading Lists
Both master’s and Ph.D. English students at SLU are expected to familiarize themselves with a body of literary work in preparation for graduate exams at the completion of their program.
Doctoral Reading Lists
- Anglo-Saxon and early medieval literature
- Late medieval and early 16th-century literature
- Early modern British Literature
- The British long 19th century
- Twentieth- and 21st century American literature
- Rhetoric and composition
- Nineteenth-century American literature
- Transatlantic modernisms
- Contemporary postcolonial/non-Western literatures and cultures
- Nineteenth and 21st century African American literature
For more information, contact Cherell Johnson at 314-977-3943.
Graduate Forms and Documents
- Annual Report on M.A. Student Progress
- Annual Report on Ph.D. Student Progress
- Oral Exam Assessment
- Ph.D. Teaching Observation Form
- Ph.D. Prospectus-Dissertation Assessment Form
- Ph.D. Qualifying Exam Assessment Form
- Course-level Assessment of M.A. Student
- Course-level Assessment of Ph.D. Student