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

Sell Co-Authors New Book on Technology, Performance, and Design

The book "Systemic Dramaturgy," co-authored by Mike Sell (Department of English) and Michael M. Chemers (University of California, Santa Cruz), offers an invigorating, practical look at the daunting challenges posed to live performance by new technologies.

Sell and Siddique Publish on Digital Storygame Project and Decision-Literacy Pedagogy

Mike Sell and Literature and Criticism doctoral student Zeeshan Siddique are authors of “Decision Literacy, Multimodal Storytelling, and the Digital Storygame Project.”

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.

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