About the English Department
The core of the department is a full-time faculty of nineteen: thirteen of us work in Anglo-American and Anglophone literatures from the medieval era to the present, four in Creative Writing, one in Linguistics, and one in Journalism. Faculty members publish books and articles in distinguished venues, present their work at international meetings, serve as peer reviewers in their fields, and hold positions in national and international organizations. Our faculty page lists significant career accomplishments, and Faculty Projects highlights important recent publications.
One of the largest departments on campus, due in part to its commitment to General Education, English offers an undergraduate major that attracts about 250 students. Special interests among our faculty enrich our curriculum with courses in folklore, editing and publishing, and children’s literature. A commitment to interdisciplinary study has linked our department creatively with colleagues in other departments. English faculty members now serve as directors of affiliated programs in American Studies, Classical Studies, International Studies, and Liberal Studies.
In addition to our undergraduate program, we offer a 30-credit Master’s degree in language and literature and a 45-credit MFA in Creative Writing. We also offer our students unusual hands-on experience through unique departmental projects: Story Quarterly, The Mickle Street Review, the Nick Virgilio Haiku Project, and the Writers House.
Studying English at Rutgers-Camden provides graduate and undergraduate students with an unusual opportunity: the chance to work with a university-quality, research-oriented faculty in an intimate, college-like setting. Please contact us if we can be of any assistance.