It’s an English Extravaganza!

This Thursday, the English Department will hosts its annual Opening Party English Extravaganza. Students are invited to indulge in pizza (it’s not Domino’s!), get-to-know-you games, and great discussion about the English major and minors, plus all the wonderful opportunities that come with being involved in the English Department.

Pictures will be taken at approximately 4:45 p.m., so don’t be late!

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New Year, New Opportunities, New Adventures

Ah, another year of endless reading and writing. The joys of being an English major, right?

As another academic year rolls around, so does a host of opportunities for students, whether that be academic, personal, or something completely unexpected. Opportunities are everywhere for students, so let this be the year that you jump at every opportunity that is offered.

Go on the conference trip, read the 700-page novel a professor recommended in passing during class, head outside the Wittenberg bubble to eat something other than the C.D.R. But most importantly, spend the 2017-2018 academic year exploring the words of others with simultaneously creating words of your own.

Just like poet Adrienne Rich once said, “You must write, and read, as if your life depended on it.”

Welcome back to Wittenberg everyone. On behalf of the English Department, we wish you nothing but success and happiness during this academic year.

For a list of faculty office hours, click here.

For an updated faculty list, click here.

Saying Goodbye: Emma Arace ’17

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It’s simple: the Wittenberg English department has changed my life for the better. In every single class, I have been wowed by the passion, dedication, and sheer brilliance of our faculty. They care so deeply about their work and their students. It is because of them that I have had learning experiences that have not only deepened my love and understanding of language, but of the world around me.

Saying Goodbye: Korie Sharrar ’17


The Wittenberg English department has given me so much.  What I will miss most is working with our professors.  They have listened to my endless ideas, read draft after draft, and worked with me as I would change a thesis over and over again.  Their encouragement to get me through every challenge has allowed me to grow and become a better student and writer every semester.  I am thankful for the experiences and relationships this department has offered me.



Saying Goodbye: Camila Quinones ’17

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Wow, four years have come and gone so fast, but how blessed I’ve been by this department.  Faculty, you are incredible.  You’ve opened my eyes to new worlds and taught me lessons that transcend the books we’ve studied.  My fellow English majors, thank you for friendship, support, and your never-ending love of literature.  We’ve been through so much together, and though we’re ready to cross that stage, I’ll always cherish our many memories in Hollenbeck’s hallowed halls.  Thank you Wittenberg for being my home these four years, and thank you Wittenberg English Department for changing my life.  I’ll miss you dearly.

Saying Goodbye: Jillian Edwards ’17


My time as a part of Wittenberg’s English Department has definitely impacted the person I am today and the person that  I will be one day.  My time at Wittenberg has been short (only two years), but in these short years I have met and had the opportunity to get to know an amazing group of professors who not only supported me through every little obstacle, but also loved literary puns as much as I did.  The English Department at Witt isn’t just a group of faculty and students, but rather a family.  I know that as graduation nears, I will have to soon leave this home and the people in it, but I am not worried because I know that I am prepared to tackle whatever comes next.

Saying Goodbye: Amanda Rogus ’17

Amanda Shakespeare

Wittenberg English department has given me a haven and a home for four years and has provided me the confidence to spread my wings and fly.  I entered Wittenberg four years ago knowing that I wanted to be a double major in English and Theatre.  What I did not know is that these majors would enable me to become the person that I am today.  Throughout my four years, I have had the blessing of getting my work published in Spectrum and have had counteless wonderful discussions with professors during their office hours.  Some of my greatest memories of Wittenberg occurred in the one-on-one conversations with the sensational professors in this department.  I am forever thankful for the wise advice I have received in the Hollenbeck halls.  Thank you Dr. Buckman, Dr. Hinson, Dr. Incorvati, and Dr. Askeland for being my second family.  Wittenberg’s English department has helped me get into the graduate school of my dreams.  I am leaving for MAry Baldwin’s MLitt and MFA Shakespeare and Performance Program determined and sure.  I know what I am destined to be and who I want to become.  The English department has enabled me to think deeper and dream beyond myself.  Thank you to every professor who helped me along in my Wittenberg literary journey, you have helped mold a strong storyteller and a destined dreamer and as Shakespeare says, “We are such stuff as dreams are made on.”


Finals Schedule

From the Office of the Registrar:

Spring Semester 2017 classes will end on Wednesday, May 3. Thursday, May 4 is designated as a READING DAY with no exams scheduled for that day or evening.

Arrangements for approved make-up examinations during final exams week are to be scheduled with the instructor of the class.

Friday, May 5

8:00A-11:00A for classes meeting at 1:00P   MWF

12:00P-3:00P for classes meeting at 3:30P MWF

3:30P-6:30P for classes meeting at 9:15A MWF

(7:00P-10:00P for Wednesday only evening classes & MW evening classes)

Saturday, May 6

8:00A-11:00A for classes meeting at 8:00A MWF

12:00P-3:00P for classes meeting at 9:45A TTH

3:30P-6:30P for classes meeting at 1:00P TTH

(7:00P-10:00P for Thursday only evening classes & TTH evening classes)

Monday, May 8

8:00A-11:00A for classes meeting at 2:15P MWF

12:00P-3:00P for classes meeting at 2:45P TTH

3:30P-6:30P for classes meeting at 11:45A MWF

(7:00P-10:00P for Monday only evening classes)

Tuesday, May 9

8:00A-11:00A for classes meeting at 4:30P TTH

12:00P-3:00P for classes meeting at 10:30A MWF

3:30P-6:30P for classes meeting at 4:45P MWF

(7:00P-10:00P for Tuesday only evening classes)

Wednesday, May 10

8:00A-11:00A for classes meeting at 8:00A TTH

Thursday, May 11

Senior Grades are due to the Registrar by 12 NOON

Monday, May 15

All Final Spring 2017 Grades due to Registrar by 12 NOON

Symposium is Upon Us!

We are less than 24 hours away from perhaps one of the most important if not the most important moment in the English Department!  Drum roll, please….

The Senior Symposium!

So whether you’re a senior presenting your thesis or a student excited to learn about all different kinds of literature, check out the symposium schedule below and attend a panel.  And let’s celebrate tomorrow how special this department is.

For more information about the symposium, visit the department’s website.