The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina


The Citadel Department of English

Literature. Language. Learning.

Why ENGLISH? Because you want ...

  • to think more clearly,
  • to communicate your ideas,
  • to understand our world.

Why NOW? Because you want ...

  • to lead with more than your feet,
  • to be ready in a changing world,
  • to realize your dreams.

Latest News 

  • English major, Prentiss (Avery) Walton, has been selected for a coveted internship this summer at Class Action in Boston, MA.  The Civil Liberties & Public Policy (CLPP) summer internship program at Hampshire College places undergraduate students at paid internships at reproductive rights and social justice organzations across the country.  Click here to read the full press release.  



  • Classes for Communications in Business, COMM 216, took a tour of the Boeing campus this spring for their Problem-Solving Project.  They were graciously hosted by Boeing Finance employee and 2015 Citadel graduate Ryan Cass and accompanied by their professor, Dr. Lauren Rule Maxwell.

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  • Former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey received Hall-Waters Prize at the Alabama Book Festival, where she was interviewed by Lauren Rule Maxwell. Click here to learn more.  

  • Congratulations to Dr. Michael Livingston on the upcoming publication of his first novel Shards of Heaven, due for realease November 17, 2015.

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  • Congratulations to Cadet Preston Hipps who has been offered admission to the prestigious Harvard Law School.

  • Cadet Jane Ma (class of 2015), who double majors in English and Biology, was the lead author of the article "Continued Work: Screening School Children for Congenital Heart Disease in Developing Countries" in the February 2014 Congenital Cardiology Today.

  • Watch English major Sloan Lindsey talk about his experience as an English major while being interviewed on SCETV. Click here to watch. Sloan is featured at time marks 17:42 and 23:42.

  • Cadet Harry Griffin, a student in Dr. Licia Hendriks' ENGL 215 class, not only was a finalist in the 2013 Norton Student Recitation Contest, he was the first Citadel winner of it. Read more here!

  • Cinelle Ariola Barnes, who took the graduate-level Lowcountry Writing Project Freelance Writing class a few years ago, is a finalist for the Association of Writers & Writing Programs award in Non-Fiction for her memoir "Letter from an Illegal."

  • Alumna Lisa Wu has become involved in theater productions in Virginia, where she lives, and that has led to work in commercials. Here she is in a commercial for Hills Brothers' cappuccino.

  • The Charleston Post and Courier featured English major Blaise Flamio on the front page of their "Health" section.

  • Thinking about applying for a position in the department? Job answers!

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