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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 English Professor Publishes Novel for Young People

Aug 16, 2023 — Asbury University Professor of English Dr. Devin Brown recently published his second novel for young people.

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Dr. Daniel Strait Receives the Frances White Ewbank Award

Apr 24, 2023 — Dr. Daniel Strait, professor of English and associate dean of Asbury University’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, received the Francis White Ewbank Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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Asbury Honors Student Achievements During Academic Convocation Chapel

Apr 19, 2023 — During Monday’s Academic Convocation Chapel, Asbury University honored numerous undergraduate seniors for their academic achievements.

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Asbury C.S. Lewis Scholar Publishes Discussion Guide for Stage Production

Oct 17, 2022 — Professor of English at Asbury University and Lilly Scholar Dr. Devin Brown released a Discussion Guide for C.S. Lewis On Stage: Further Up & Further In, the second play following C.S. Lewis’ life produced by the Fellowship for Performing Arts.

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