Department of English

Liberal Studies English

All students at IUP take three Liberal Studies English courses. Here you'll find information about the three LSE course requirements, as well as information about basic writing and information for multilingual writers and transfer students.

Special Features

Focus on Film

The flexible Literature/Culture Track English major lets you pick the courses that interest you most. Interested in film? By focusing on film with this major, you'll study the meaning, function, history, and aesthetics of films of all genres and countries of origin. You'll also become familiar with the ways in which films communicate ideas about urgently significant themes such as race, gender, sexual orientation, and identity. Find out more on the Literature/Culture Track English major page.

English Internships and Careers

Discover credit-bearing internships and careers related to the field of English Studies.

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News

Driscoll and Colleagues Publish on Writing Beyond the University in New Edited Collection

Dana Driscoll and colleagues published on their larger nationwide self-sponsored writing project in a new edited collection, "Writing Beyond the University."

Sherwood Publishes Digital Poem in International Anthology

Kenneth Sherwood (English, co-director of the Center for Digital Humanities and Culture) published the digital poem "Coal Code" in the peer-reviewed Electronic Literature Collection. Programmed in Javascript, the multimedia piece combines lyric voice tracks with an array of images reflecting upon and recycling stories and postcard images from nineteenth-century coal culture in Pennsylvania.

Driscoll and Yacoub Publish on Medical Writing Development

Dana Driscoll and Omar Yacoub published an article titled “Threshold Genres: A 10-Year Exploration of a Medical Writer’s Development and Social Apprenticeship Through the Patient SOAP Note” in Written Communication.

English Professor Expands International Teaching Experience During Semester at Sea

It’s not a traditional classroom, but for IUP professor of English Timothy Hibsman, it was smooth sailing, combining his love of teaching with first-hand opportunities to explore nautical history and literature. Hibsman was a member of the faculty for a spring 2022 Semester at Sea voyage on the ship World Odyssey.

Designing Decisions: IUP Faculty, Students, and Alumnae featured in Literacy Today

Professor Mike Sell (English), doctoral student Zeeshan Siddique (Literature and Criticism), and IUP alumnae Rachel Schiera (DEd Administration and Leadership Studies) and Julie Babal (MA, Composition and Literature) are featured in the latest issue of “Literacy Today,” recognized as the leading journal in the field of literacy learning and global advocacy for equitable access to literacy.

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