Department Chair: Peter Parolin
In the heart of the west, the Department of English aims to sustain and promote cultural understanding and participation through extensive reading, thoughtful intellectual inquiry and rigorous academic, professional and creative writing. At undergraduate and graduate levels, the curriculum extends through creative writing, composition and rhetoric, and literary and critical studies. The internationally recognized faculty, who have won numerous teaching awards, offer a variety of courses in literature, film, popular culture, digital media, composition, professional writing, theory and creative writing. They encourage students to pursue studies that intrigue and challenge them.
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Sanctified Tyrannicide: Tyranny and Theology in John Ponet's Shorte Treatise of Politike Power and Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queen John Ponet's Shorte Treatise of Politike Power (1556) has often been noted for its argument against tyranny. At the same time, scholars have repeatedly commented on Ponet's apparent movement from violent resistance to ...
The existence of both earlier and later versions of poems written by the Sidney circle reveals a hitherto overlooked Elizabethan writing practice: namely, the revising of a poem to describe more richly the physical act of ...