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Department of English

English Department Faculty members group photo.
English Department Students showing a whiteboard with a reason why they want to study English.
Professor of Caldwell giving a speech at the podium during an award ceremony at The Gathering.
Caldwell University English department student gathering her award with the head of the department during the Gathering.
Caldwell University professor getting involved in a group conversation outside the Werner Hall after the Gathering Award Ceremony.
Award Recepient from the Gathering with the professsor.


Our department prepares students for careers in a variety of fields by offering a challenging curriculum that emphasizes literature and writing. Please visit us in our offices in Visceglia Hall to find out more about our degree program and to learn about our many co-curricular activities.

Each year we sponsor poetry readings, a theatre trip and a student colloquium, and we encourage students who enjoy creative writing to submit their work to Calyx, our literary magazine. Several students also participate in a variety of discipline-related internships both on and off-campus. For more information about our courses, requirements, etc., follow the appropriate links on this page or stop by our offices.

We are always eager to meet with our majors, and we welcome the opportunity to share information about our department with new students.

Majoring in English at Caldwell University

“It’s in literature that true life can be found. It’s under the mask of fiction that you can tell the truth.”
~Gao Xingjian 
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