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English Department

Welcome to the English Department. If you love to read and discuss great books, if you are interested in the increasingly complex kinds of communication and their cultural implications, and if you want an academic experience where you develop supportive lifelong relationships with your teachers and fellow students, you have come to the right place.

Use the tabs on this page to explore the dynamic life of this department: the variety of curricular and co-curricular opportunities, the teachers who make it all happen, and the alumni whose successes in a wide variety of fields originated on the first floor of Bradley House, where faculty and students thrive in the study of literature, writing and communication.

Reasons to Major in English

  1. You will graduate having read, discussed many of the greatest works of literature in the English language, and having written a comprehensive thesis about one of your favorites.
  2. Critical Skills:
    We will do everything we can to make sure that you learn to think, write and speak with clarity, as well as interpret difficult texts that yield layers of meaning, skills that are essential to any professional field in which you can imagine yourself working.
  3. English majors are the hot new hires
    As many recent articles demonstrate, business leaders from a range of professions are recognizing more than ever the value in the practical communication skills as well as the comprehensive and empathetic knowledge that English majors bring to their organizations. Read the article »

See the rest of the top ten reasons to major in English »

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Twenty-one Candidates Receive Sacraments of Christian Initiation

Twenty-one Candidates Receive Sacraments of Christian Initiation

Twenty-one Candidates Receive Sacraments of Christian Initiation

On Sunday, April 23, during Mass in the Abbey Church, 21 members of the college community received sacraments of Christian Initiation, the largest group in recent memory....Read More

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Twenty Senior Leaders Recognized at Meelia Center Banquet

Twenty Senior Leaders Recognized at Meelia Center Banquet

Twenty Senior Leaders Recognized at Meelia Center Banquet

Community partners, friends and families joined the senior student-leaders and their fellow underclassmen who manage the 50-plus agencies and 400 Saint Anselm College students that volunteer through the Meelia Center for Community Engagement....Read More

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Debate Team Wraps Up Successful Season

Debate Team Wraps Up Successful Season

Debate Team Wraps Up Successful Season

The Saint Anselm College Debate Team wrapped up their season this month at the National Forensic AssociationChampionship Tournament at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, enjoying great success as they expanded their membership and entered into new areas of competition....Read More

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College Celebrates Shakespeare’s 453rd Birthday

College Celebrates Shakespeare’s 453rd Birthday

College Celebrates Shakespeare’s 453rd Birthday

On Monday April 24, the Saint Anselm College community will gather in the courtyard behind Alumni Hall to celebrate William Shakespeare's birthday for the 29th time. The 154 sonnets will be read in numerical order from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m....Read More

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First-Year Student Wins College-Wide 2017 Public Speaking Contest

First-Year Student Wins College-Wide 2017 Public Speaking Contest

First-Year Student Wins College-Wide 2017 Public Speaking Contest

This year's winner of the Saint Anselm College Public Speaking Contest, Alexandros Pandazis '20, will present his award-winning speech during the Common Hour on Friday, April 28....Read More

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Contact Information

Gary Bouchard, Ph.D., Chair
Saint Anselm College
100 Saint Anselm Drive #1647
Manchester, NH 03102
(603) 641-7092
gbouchar@anselm.edu

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Alumni Profile

Bridget Martin

Bridget Martin, class of 2011

A talented student with a keen mind for literary analysis, Bridget Martin is now a Publicity Assistant at Harvard University Press and is earning her master's at Harvard Extension School. Read more »

Back Porch Pages

Saint Anselm College English professor Gary Bouchard with students
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