Whether foundational or advanced, all English courses aim to increase students’ understanding of how language expresses and shapes the experience of individuals and groups of people (cultures, societies, and civilizations). Whether emphasizing reading or writing, all English courses aim to increase students’ perception of the layers of knowledge and experience that inform written texts.
Thus, by helping students become more thoughtful, responsive, and skillful readers and writers, English courses equip them to consider, register, and engage human experience in all its complexity—to imagine a more just and humane world and contribute to its creation.
Sister Mary Ellen O'Hanlon Essay
Congratulations to David Gayes for winning the 2013 O’Hanlon Essay Prize in Social Justice and Diversity. His essay is entitled “No Beauty or Truth Excluded: Rethinking Scripture, Interpretation, and Disability”
In honor of the late Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and to recognize his enduring legacy for social justice and diversity, Dominican University’s Rosary College of Arts and Sciences announces the Sister Mary Ellen O’Hanlon Essay Prize in Social Justice and Diversity, to be awarded each spring during Dominican’s Honors Convocation. More information on the Sister Mary Ellen O'Hanlon Essay can be found on the English Department Awards Page.
The undergraduate research journal The Constellation is currently taking submissions for this year's edition. If you have a paper you would like to submit, please send it to email@example.com.
Sigma Tau Delta Honors Ceremony
Seniors and inductees were honored at the Sigma Tau Delta Induction Ceremony on Tuesday, April 16th. Congratulations to our graduating seniors and newly inducted members of Sigma Tau Delta.
A Christmas Carol Marathon Reading
The English Department hosted a marathon reading of A Christmas Carol on December 9, 2012 in the Social Hall.