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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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Saint Anselm College is Center Stage at the Centennial N.H. Primary

Saint Anselm College is Center Stage at the Centennial N.H. Primary

Saint Anselm College is Center Stage at the Centennial N.H. Primary

This election year represents a milestone in American political history, as the New Hampshire Presidential Primary turns 100. All the candidates and many members of the global media were here for the first-in-the-nation event, and Saint Anselm had a front row seat....Read More

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Student-Directed Plays Open at Dana Center

Student-Directed Plays Open at Dana Center

Student-Directed Plays Open at Dana Center

Saint Anselm College's theatre group, the Anselmian Abbey Players, will present their annual One-Act Play Festival in the Koonz Theater of the Dana Center on February 4 and 5, and the following weekend on February 12 and 13, with all shows beginning at 7:30 p.m....Read More

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Professor and Student Receive Awards for Promoting Social Justice

Professor and Student Receive Awards for Promoting Social Justice

Professor and Student Receive Awards for Promoting Social Justice

Saint Anselm College presented the third annual Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Awards to Professor Jennifer Thorn and senior India Barrows during this year's Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner on January 19....Read More

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Fall 2015 Dean's List

Fall 2015 Dean's List

Fall 2015 Dean's List

Saint Anselm College is pleased to announce that 838 students were named to the Dean's List for the fall semester of the 2015-2016 academic year. These students earned a grade point average of at least 3.0 for four courses of study....Read More

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Live From the Carr Center: College Hosts Democratic Debate

Live From the Carr Center: College Hosts Democratic Debate

Live From the Carr Center: College Hosts Democratic Debate

On Saturday, December 19, Saint Anselm College lived up to its reputation as "New Hampshire's Home for Politics," when it hosted the final Democratic Primary Debate of 2015 in partnership with ABC News and the New Hampshire Union Leader....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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