Welcome to the English Literature and Creative Writing Department
English Literature is about more than reading plays, novels and poems. It’s about developing the intellectual and critical thinking skills to analyze what you read and defending your positions in papers, publications and discussions. At RWU, our student-centered program will teach you the strong writing, research and presentation skills you’ll need to succeed in graduate school and any professional career.
Creative Writing Major
Pursue the art of writing with a degree in Creative Writing from Roger Williams University, where students study with a practicing faculty of published authors and produce a national literary magazine. Through writing and analyzing creative works, you’ll learn how to express your ideas, tell stories and apply creative thinking to careers in writing, publishing, journalism, advertising and more.
Secondary Education Major
A degree in Secondary Education gives you the foundation to become a high school teacher in math, science, English, dance, foreign language, history or social studies. At RWU, all of our Secondary Education students double major in a discipline related to their area of certification. Combined with field experiences and student teaching, you’ll gain deep subject matter knowledge and real-world experience.
Explore Our Courses
From magical and mythical landscapes, to the Shakespearean romances and thrilling stories set in the 1950s. Take a peek at our course catalog and explore all of the courses that our English Department has to offer on your journey.
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Meet the Faculty
Meet the dedicated faculty and staff that make up the heart of our English Department.
Where They Are Now?
Have you ever dreamed about corresponding with famous literary critics, such as Harold Bloom, or asking the renowned American novelist, Toni Morrison for blurbs? As an Editorial Assistant at Yale University Press, Ash Lago gets to do tasks like these, every single day. However, Lago didn’t get to where ...read more →
Maggie Daubenspeck has always had a way with words. Her time at RWU and her love for poetry carried her from her quaint hometown of Franklin Massachusetts, to many new places including, New York City, London, and Germany. Daubenspeck has been applying both her writing and travel skills to ...read more →