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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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College Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

College Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

College Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Saint Anselm College will hold events through October to honor Hispanic Heritage Month. Programs are open to all members of the Saint Anselm College community....Read More

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Anselmian 360 Prepares First-Year Students for Life on the Hilltop

Anselmian 360 Prepares First-Year Students for Life on the Hilltop

Anselmian 360 Prepares First-Year Students for Life on the Hilltop

On Friday night, 91 first-year students gathered in Ocean Park, Maine to discuss relationships, community, and values as part of the college’s Anselmian 360 Program....Read More

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Move-In Day Brings Over 550 Students to Campus

Move-In Day Brings Over 550 Students to Campus

Move-In Day Brings Over 550 Students to Campus

On Thursday, August 24, with many boxes, bags and cheers, the newest class of Anselmians moved into the Hilltop to begin their Saint Anselm College careers....Read More

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Students Wrap Up Summer Internships and Research

Students Wrap Up Summer Internships and Research

Students Wrap Up Summer Internships and Research

From Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. to Germany and Spain, students spent their summer break developing their skills through internships, research, and a myriad of other learning opportunities....Read More

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Leadership Honor Society Inducts 87 Students

Leadership Honor Society Inducts 87 Students

Leadership Honor Society Inducts 87 Students

The National Society of Leadership and Success, the nation's largest Leadership Honor Society, has inducted 87 students into the chapter of Saint Anselm College, Sigma Alpha Pi....Read More

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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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