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English Department

Learn to engage with a rich variety of texts — from Chaucer to Marilynne Robinson — critically, creatively and faithfully.

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The Asbury University English Department prepares students to engage with the written word in a variety of contexts. At Asbury University you can study literature, creative writing, teaching English at the high school and middle school levels, and teaching English as a second language.

The department’s English major is based around a classic core of literature courses, while allowing for a wide range of elective courses and special topic seminars. Its Creative Writing major focuses on fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The English Grades 8-12 major prepares students for certification for teaching English at the high school and middle school levels.

Graduates of Asbury’s English programs move on to teaching positions, careers in publishing, graduate school programs in a variety of professions, as well as a wide variety of private sector occupations.

Asbury Welcomes Award-Winning Screenwriter to Teach Media Writing Courses this Fall

May 14, 2024 — Seasoned film professional Andrea Gyertson ’95 Nasfell will teach both undergraduate and graduate-level courses beginning fall 2024 at Asbury University.

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Asbury Poet-Educator Debuts New Book

Jan 31, 2024 — Alumna Kristina Rader ’06 Erny recently published a book of poems with Solum Literary Press entitled Elijah Fed by Ravens.

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Asbury Professor Edits New Version of Dickens’ Christmas Carol

Nov 21, 2023 — Just in time for Christmas, Owl’s Nest Publishers announces the release of a new edition of “A Christmas Carol,” Charles Dickens’ classic masterpiece of hope and redemption, edited and annotated by Asbury Professor of English, Dr. Devin Brown.

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Asbury Welcomes Community for Annual Songs of the Season Christmas Concert

Nov 9, 2023 — The Asbury University Music and English Departments welcome the public to a free concert on December 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Hughes Auditorium.

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