Department ofEnglish


  • Remembering Father Rynes

    The Green Knight by Christine Long Brunkhorst '83. Fr. Ted Rynes was more than a professor and a college advisor. He was a beacon that showed students the way to learn and write and live.

  • Norma Elia Cantú will be our guest speaker

    Norma Elia Cantú non-fiction writer and scholar, Professor of English, UT San Antonio will be here at SCU on Tuesday, February 4, 2016, 4-5pm at St. Clare Room. Co-Sponsored by the Santa Clara Review, Creative Writing Program, & Dept. of English.

  • Alexandra Teague will be presenting at SCU

    Guest speaker, Alexandra Teague, poet, Assistant Professor of English, University of Idaho will be here at SCU on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015 from 5-6pm at St. Clare Room. Co-Sponsored by the Santa Clara Review, Creative Writing Program, & Dept. of English.

  • Praise for the Santa Clara Review

    The Santa Clara Review received high praise for its design, artwork, and the diversity and quality of writing in a lengthy review on, a leading source for information and reviews on literary magazines and books.

  • Welcome our new faculty member David Keaton for 2015-2016

    David Keaton received his BFA in Creative Writing at Bowling Green State University and his MFA from the University of Pittsburgh, where he worked closely with Chuck Kinder on finishing his first massive, unpublishable novel.

  • Creative Writing and Santa Clara Review News

    This year the English Department and Creative Writing Program sponsored poetry readings by SCU alumni Peter Verbica and Janice Dabney and SCU faculty members Tim Myers and Philip Kobylarz, a fiction and nonfiction reading by SCU alumnus and faculty member Mike Malone, and a storytelling event with SCU faculty members Tim Myers and Andy Garavel.

  • Writing Award Winners and Honorees from 2014-2015

    Jacob Wilbers Winner of the Christiaan Lievestro Prize for his portfolio “The Proper Use of Colorblindness in America’s Educational System,” “Becoming Human: Character Growth in Rasselas,” “Women and World Order: The Peculiar Place and Power of Females in Hamlet”

  • Faculty Achievements

    Simone Billings has worked on the 6th edition of The Well-Crafted Argument with Fred White – and is excited that two of her CTW students from Fall-Winter 2014-15 will have their final papers from Winter 2015 published in the 6th edition, which will be out in January 2016.

  • The English Club

    by Michael Lasley

    The English Club was rebooted for the 2014-15 school year. The club wanted to find new ways for students and faculty to engage with each other (and with ideas) outside of the classroom.

  • LEAD Students and Faculty Participate in Conference

    by Jessica Lew-Munoz (Math, ‘18)

    This Spring, faculty members Tricia Serviss and Cruz Medina, along with six LEAD students, attended the Computers and Writing conference at the University of Wisconsin, Stout, where they presented their research on the use of iPads in first-year writing courses.

  • SCU Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta 2014-2015

    Cosponsors: Michael Lasley and Simone J. Billings

    In 2015, the SCU chapter of Sigma Tau Delta welcomed 19 new members to its group, ranging from high sophomores to seniors.

  • Canterbury Program

    by Jill Goodman

    At the Senior Dinner on May 26th, we celebrated the 2014-2015 Canterbury Fellows—Sabrina Barretto, Sabine Hoskinson, and Jacob Wilber.

  • Student Prize Competitions

    If you haven't already done so, now is the time to submit your work to one or more of the prize competitions listed.

  • How Cite? Why Cite?

    What do we mean when talk about academic integrity, ethical source use, and even plagiarism? March 3rd, 4-5:15pm in Kennedy Commons 102.

  • Game of Thrones Event

    January 29th, 2015 from 7:30pm - 9:30pm at Varsi Hall 231. Introduction from Professor Hendricks

  • Why Write? How Write?

    Writing and the Jesuit Imagination: A Roundtable Conversation Oct. 28th, 4-5:15pm at Kenna 218

  • Diane Dreher Recognized

    Professor Dreher's Course "Vocation: Your Personal Renaissance" was recognized on William Sullivan's article.

  • Congratulations to our 2013 English students

    Congratulations to the following freshman whose reviews of current de Saisset Museum exhibits, written for CTW2: Art, Culture & Social Justice, have been selected for publication on the museum's website.

  • Canterbury Scholars Profiles

    The Canterbury Program has since 1997 provided faculty mentoring and financial support for select senior English majors conducting independent research projects.

  • In Memoriam

    The English Department remembers Susan Frisbie and Christiaan Lievestro.