Congratulations to Dr. Roberta Trites
for winning the Children's Literature Association's 2023 Anne Devereaux Jordan Award!
The Department of English gratefully acknowledges a generous gift from our colleague, Professor Steven Kagle, Emeritus which established the Drs. Steven and Jill Kagle Undergraduate Assistantship Fund in 2019.
The Publications Unit
Downstate Legacies, FC2, Obsidian, and more! The Publications Unit with the Department of English provides professional & hands-on experience for students in the program!
Diversity & Inclusion
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Dylan Maroney, Junior, English
The best thing that I’ve experienced in the Illinois State University English Department is the compassion that the faculty have for their students. Whether it be offering scholarly assistance, giving advice on getting a job or internship, or providing a guiding hand, they help ensure the current and future success of their students.
Alexa Parker, Junior, English & Anthropology
Being in Illinois State University’s English Studies program has been amazing. There are so many course offerings to explore and so many new interests to discover. The vast range of courses has really benefited me, as I am a double major, and thus I can better tailor my academic experience to fit my unique plan.
Mason McCoy, Senior, Publishing
Coming out of high school unsure about what I wanted to do, I find myself picking up skills that make me a more marketable professional and will help me find a job in whatever field I decide to make a career in.