What can you do with an English degree? Write a celebrated novel, manage a political campaign, or fund-raise for an Ivy League university. Become a television journalist, an investment broker, or an award-winning professor of law. How do we know this? Because these are just a few career fields our graduates have excelled in.
The English department at PC has something for anyone interested in the discipline — lovers of great books, writers and poets, and future teachers and college professors. Led by faculty who are teachers, scholars, and writers, our courses cover the full range of English literature: authors, genres, and historical periods.
We offer three bachelor's degree programs — English, Creative Writing, and Secondary Education. Each one is rigorous. Each one is engaging. Each one promises to sharpen your writing, analysis, and research skills — important tools for any form of employment or graduate study.
Please join the Providence College Department of English for the inaugural reading of the
Jane Lunin Perel Poetry and Fiction Series.
Joy Harjo, an award-winning poet who has published seven books, will read selections from her work. College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, ’80 O.P., and Professor Perel will offer remarks.
The event will be held on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. in the Ruane Center for the Humanities Great Room. A reception will follow. Please register by November 4.
About the Jane Lunin Perel Poetry and Fiction Series Professor
emerita Jane Lunin Perel ’15Hon. arrived to teach English and creative writing at Providence College in 1971. She has stretched students’ creative capacities ever since. She also led the initiative to establish the College’s Women’s Studies Program in 1994, serving as its first director, and was devoted to it and the Department of English until her retirement in 2014.
Jane Lunin Perel Poetry and Fiction Series “celebrates a life in which poetry and fiction synthesize the imagination with the Divine.”
Eric Bennett's book Workshops of Empire: Stegner, Engle, and American Creative Writing During the Cold War was published by University of Iowa Press (2015). Eric is the author of
A Big Enough Lie, and his writing has appeared in
A Public Space, New Writing, Modern Fiction Studies, Blackwell-Wiley’s Companion to Creative Writing, The Chronicle of Higher Education, VQR, MFA vs. NYC, and
Chard deNiord named Vermont Poet Laureate. Chard succeeded Sydney Lea as Vermont Poet Laureate on November 2, 2015. Poet Laureate is a four-year appointment made by the Governor based on the recommendation of a distinguished panel. Read more.
Dzvinia Orlowsky receives NEA Literature Translation Fellowship. The Fellowship will support the translation into English of a collection of poems by Mieczyslaw Jastrun, considered to be one of the most important Polish poets of the years between the two world wars. Read more.
Jackie Kelley '17 spent the Spring semester studying abroad at King's College in London. During her time in England, she shared her experiences on her "UnionJackieBlog."