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The Citadel Department of English, Fine Arts & Communications

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  

  • 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 completing the historical fantasy triology with the publication of The Realms of God. 

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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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