English Dept



Taylor's English major offers more than the write training...

With a degree in Creative Writing, Literature, or English Education from Taylor, you will be prepared to work as a writer, lawyer, librarian, journalist, teacher, publicist (and more!) in a variety of fields such as education, law, journalism, marketing, music, public relations or even the government. Better yet, you will have built skills in critical inquiry and analysis, storytelling and communication – skills that can propel you ahead of others.

During your time here, you will have the ability to gain lots of hands on experience as well as participating in study abroad programs. You can attend and present papers at conferences, study at Oxford or tour London, work on the staff of the annual literary magazine (Parnassus), and tutor in the Writing Center.

But that is not all you get when you receive an English degree from Taylor University. Students will tell you the distinction of earning an English degree at Taylor is the interaction and attention you receive from peers and talented, experienced faculty who are dedicated to seeing you grow.

See and Hear For Yourself

Dr. Nancy Dayton discusses the English program at Taylor University

"The professors want you to succeed. They see difficulties and circumstances as ways to serve their students and to honor Christ. They want to watch you grow and succeed and learn...you won't find that anywhere else."Britney

Dr. Nancy Dayton, Chair of the English Department, talks about the opportunities students have to explore at Taylor in literature, creative writing and English.


Nate discusses his views on literature majors.Nate, an English Writing major says, "Many people that struck me as intelligent were literature majors." Listen to Nate's story.


Dan Bowman discusses the broad opportunities you will have if you study creative writing at Taylor.Dan Bowman, English professor, discusses the broad opportunities you will have if you study creative writing at Taylor.


Bailey discusses how Literature teaches her how to think.Bailey, a Literature major, "Literature teaches me how to think." - Listen to Bailey's story.



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English Department Alumnus Wins Prestigious Book Award

Published: June 11, 2014

Taylor English alum Jordan Zandi has won a major national creative writing award: the Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry from Sarabande Books. The contest judge was Henri Cole, critically acclaimed poet and Pulitzer Prize finalist.

English Department Hosting Author Addie Zierman

Published: January 27, 2014

The Department of English is hosting author Addie Zierman on Tues, Feb 4, at 7 PM for a reading and book signing. Her memoir was named by Publishers Weekly one of the Best Books of 2013.

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