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Saint Anselm College English professor Meoghan CroninProfessor Cronin is just one of 13 English dept. faculty who you’ll get to know (and who will know you too).
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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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Students Benefit from Summer Opportunities

Students Benefit from Summer Opportunities

Students Benefit from Summer Opportunities

From researching hummingbirds to interning at the National Air and Space Museum, Saint Anselm students are staying busy this summer conducting research and working at internships and jobs...Read More

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Kevin J. Gould and Daniel Flatley Fund Summer Internships

Kevin J. Gould and Daniel Flatley Fund Summer Internships

Kevin J. Gould and Daniel Flatley Fund Summer Internships

More than 30 Saint Anselm students, with the support of generous alumni and friends of the college, are spending the summer getting on-the-job experience that potential employers will take notice of....Read More

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Professor Cronin Receives Teaching Excellence Award

Professor Cronin Receives Teaching Excellence Award

Professor Cronin Receives Teaching Excellence Award

Meoghan Cronin, professor of English, is this year's recipient of the AAUP Award for Excellence in Faculty Accomplishment. Beth Salerno, president of the college's chapter of the American Association of University Professors, presented her with the award during the college's commencement exercises o...Read More

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Spring 2014 Dean's List

Spring 2014 Dean's List

Spring 2014 Dean's List

Saint Anselm is pleased to announce that 735 students were named to the Dean's List for the spring semester of the 2013-2014 academic year. ...Read More

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Women Leaders to Speak at Saint Anselm College

Women Leaders to Speak at Saint Anselm College

Women Leaders to Speak at Saint Anselm College

Two of the country's most inspiring women will speak on the Saint Anselm College campus in June. Girl Scouts USA's CEO Anna Maria Chavez and former Massachusetts acting governor Jane Swift are scheduled to participate in two separate women's leadership programs that coincide at Saint Anselm between ...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

Saint Anselm College alumna and English major Bridget Martin graduated in 2011 and now works at Harvard University Press as a publicity assistant.

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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Read reflections on the life and work of the students and faculty in the English Department.