English Department

Upcoming Event

Join us March 29th - April 2nd, 2023 for NASSR - Romanticism and Justice
  • Prof. Nick Lantz reads from his poetry
    Prof. Nick Lantz reads from his poetry
  • Spring 2022 Welcome Week BearKat BBQ Cookoff
    The Department of English took home 1st place in brisket and 1st place in chili at the annual Spring Welcome Week BearKat BBQ Cookoff on 1/20/22. Pictured left to right: Dr. Michael Demson, Douglas Haines, Jennifer Child, and Katie Hubbard.
  • Students participate in a creative-writing workshop
    Students participate in a creative-writing workshop
  • Dr. Strubberg - Lt. Croft GIS HPD
    Dr. Strubberg’s Intro to Technical Writing - ENG 3330 in collaboration with Lt. Croft of the GIS unit at HPD work on the unit’s operations and marketing materials for presentations, brochures, and flyers. Featured in Today@Sam’s article here: https://www.shsu.edu/today@sam/T@S/article/2020/policepartnership
  • For Humanity / Pauline Hopkins Event
    For Humanity/Pauline Hopkins event 2/24/20. Left to Right: JoAnn Pavletich, University of Houston-Downtown; Joycelyn Moody, University of Texas-San Antonio; Alisha Knight, Washington College; Ira Dworkin, Texas A & M University; Bernadette Pruitt, SHSU; and our very own Senior Research Scholar, Dr. John Gruesser.
  • President White visits Iris Technical Communication Suite
    Left Picture: President White, Dr. Blackburne, and Dr. Strubberg discussing prior and present research projects. Right Picture: President White engaging with Marnie Hageman, an English Master's student, about her position as the Managing Editor of The Measure: A Journal of Undergraduate Research.

Welcome to the English Department

English forms the cornerstone of the humanities. In a variety of courses in literature, writing, and the English language, SHSU English students find a source of personal enrichment, and they develop verbal, analytical, and cultural skills readily adaptable to a variety of careers. English students learn to write with grace and precision, to read and analyze texts with accuracy, to conduct research and organize a welter of materials, to speak and listen well-in short, to sharpen their critical thinking and critical inquiry skills. These skills are highly valued by prospective employers. When our graduates leave SHSU with a degree in English, they are prepared for career opportunities or advanced study in technical and professional communication, teaching, journalism, government service, editing, law, and business.