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 government. You will have developed 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 the opportunity to study abroad. 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. You will also receive encouragement, challenges, and mentorship 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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Making Literature Conference Begins Thursday

Published: February 23, 2015

All faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend the 2015 William A. Fry Undergraduate Conference on Literature and Writing at Taylor University. Poet Angela Shannon will read in chapel on Wednesday, Feb 25, and the conference officially kicks off Thursday morning at 10:30 in the Recital Hall.

English Students Connect with Noted Scholar, Author

Published: October 24, 2014

Four sections of freshmen ENG 101 students were the beneficiaries last week as Taylor University’s Department of English hosted a web conference with internationally known scholar and author Dr. Charles Bazerman.

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.

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