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Overview

When you major in English, you gain knowledge and skills in writing and speaking, which positions you well for a successful career in any field. Our program has two concentrations: Literature and Creative Writing. You’ll be ready to become a writer, an editor, a publisher or a journalist, or you can lay the groundwork for a career in marketing, public relations, teaching or law.

CONCENTRATIONS:

Literature


What you’ll study: British and American authors, as well as other diverse literature from around the world.

What you can do: Become a teacher, a publisher, a literary critic, an editor or a librarian – whatever you choose, you’ll have the skills to think critically about writing and examine culture.

Please review the recommended sequence of courses.

Creative Writing


What you’ll study: Writing, poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, drama, print journalism, grammar.

What you can do: Become a professional writer, a journalist, an editor, a lawyer or a PR specialist.

Please review the recommended sequence of courses.



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Students have interned at:

  • Writing from the Margins Literary Institute
  • Publishing houses
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Media outlets
  • Public relations agencies


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You could be …

A writer: Median pay $61,240 per year. Writers develop written content for advertisements, books, magazines, movie and television scripts, songs, blogs and other types of media.

An editor: Median pay $57,210 per year. Editors plan, review and revise content for publication.

A public relations specialist: Median pay $58,020 per year. Public relations specialists create and maintain a favorable public image for the organization they represent. They design media releases to shape public perception of their organization and to increase awareness.

A journalist: Median pay $38,870 per year. Journalists inform the public about news and events. They report the news for newspapers, magazines, websites, television, radio and even social media.

A librarian: Median pay $57,680 per year. Librarians don’t just organize books. They help people find information and conduct research. Their job duties may change based on the type of library they work in, such as public libraries, schools and medical libraries.

(Source: bls.gov and payscale.com)


English students

Faculty

Angela Conrad

Angela Conrad

Professor

Phone: 973-748-9000, ext. 1425
Office: Seibert Hall, Room 18
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Brandon Fralix

Brandon Fralix

Chair, Division of Humanities

Phone: 973-748-9000, ext. 1139
Office: Seibert Hall, Room 28
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Jonterri Gadson

Jonterri Gadson

Assistant Professor

Phone: 973-748-9000, ext. 1443
Office: Seibert Hall, Room 22
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Fiona (Freddie) Harris Ramsby

Fiona (Freddie) Harris Ramsby

Assistant Professor

Phone: 973-748-9000, ext. 1733
Office: Seibert Hall, Room 25
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Nora McCook

Assistant Professor

Phone: 973-748-9000, ext. 1326
Office: Seibert Hall, Room 24
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Ada McKenzie Thomas

Ada McKenzie Thomas

Assistant Professor

Phone: 973-748-9000, ext. 1697
Office: Seibert Hall, Room 11
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Paul Puccio

Paul Puccio

Professor

Phone: 973-748-9000, ext. 1404
Office: Seibert Hall, Room 14
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“Students learn that most of the questions that they are wrestling with personally or that society is wrestling with collectively have been topics of conversation for centuries. We examine questions such as the conflict between free will and destiny, fate and predestination and the definition of race."

– Brandon Fralix, Bloomfield Writing and English faculty
“The English program is rigorous, creative and interdisciplinary. Students are challenged to develop their critical thinking, writing and research skills through exposure to a variety of literary traditions.”

– Ada McKenzie Thomas, Bloomfield English Literature faculty
“If it matters to you to establish real connections with professors who are established and/or leaders in their fields, you'll have that opportunity at Bloomfield because our classes are small enough for us to get to know you as much as you are open to it.”

– Jonterri Gadson, Bloomfield Writing and English faculty
“We aim to help students connect the dots between what they read in our classes and their own lives; even when the literature and culture they study seems foreign to them, our discussions and assignments invite them to explore the connective tissue between what they read and the world they know.”

– Paul Puccio, Bloomfield English Literature faculty

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