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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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American Election Symposium Explores Voter and Candidate Behavior

American Election Symposium Explores Voter and Candidate Behavior

American Election Symposium Explores Voter and Candidate Behavior

The social and psychological dynamics of the 2016 United States Presidential election were dissected by professors of politics, psychology and sociology in a recent conference at Saint Anselm College....Read More

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Orvieto Semester Engages 22 Saint Anselm Students in Italy

Orvieto Semester Engages 22 Saint Anselm Students in Italy

Orvieto Semester Engages 22 Saint Anselm Students in Italy

This semester, 22 students are participating in Saint Anselm College's study abroad program, a Semester in Orvieto, Italy, where they are immersed in Italian culture and history....Read More

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College Celebrates Benedictine Heritage Week

College Celebrates Benedictine Heritage Week

College Celebrates Benedictine Heritage Week

During the week of March 20-24, the Council on Being Catholic and Benedictine will honor Saint Anselm College’s Benedictine heritage with a series of events....Read More

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From Peru to Norway, Students Study Abroad

From Peru to Norway, Students Study Abroad

From Peru to Norway, Students Study Abroad

From Peru to Norway, the Dominican Republic to Morocco, twenty-six Saint Anselm College students in partner programs have departed the Hilltop for a semester of study abroad....Read More

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Programs Offered this March to Celebrate Women’s History

Programs Offered this March to Celebrate Women’s History

Programs Offered this March to Celebrate Women’s History

This March, the Saint Anselm College community celebrates women's history with a series of events....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 »

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Saint Anselm College English professor Gary Bouchard with students
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