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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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Sheehan Encourages Graduates to Show Anselmian Compassion

Sheehan Encourages Graduates to Show Anselmian Compassion

Sheehan Encourages Graduates to Show Anselmian Compassion

During Saint Anselm College's 123rd commencement exercises on Saturday, May 21, commencement speaker and alumnus Michael Sheehan addressed 433 members of the class of 2016, asking them to bring the Anselmian traditions of compassion and kindness into the world....Read More

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Debate Team and Rebecca Pelletier '17 Complete Successful Year

Debate Team and Rebecca Pelletier '17 Complete Successful Year

Debate Team and Rebecca Pelletier '17 Complete Successful Year

The debate team ends a successful year following first-place finishes in regional competition and junior Rebecca Pelletier's ranking of ninth in the nation at a national tournament....Read More

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Anselmians Return from First Semester Abroad in Orvieto

Anselmians Return from First Semester Abroad in Orvieto

Anselmians Return from First Semester Abroad in Orvieto

Throughout the 2016 spring semester, 11 students accompanied by two faculty members lived, learned, and traveled together as part of Saint Anselm College's study abroad program in Orvieto, Italy....Read More

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From Argentina to Germany, Students Study Abroad

From Argentina to Germany, Students Study Abroad

From Argentina to Germany, Students Study Abroad

Forty-four Saint Anselm College students are spending their 2016 spring semesters learning, discovering, and embracing the wide range of opportunities that come with studying abroad....Read More

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Saint Anselm Goes Green with Campus Initiatives

Saint Anselm Goes Green with Campus Initiatives

Saint Anselm Goes Green with Campus Initiatives

Over the years, Saint Anselm College has instituted a number of measures to increase the campus' environmental sustainability. This year in particular, various clubs, organizations, and departments campus-wide have taken significant strides toward decreasing waste, increasing energy efficiency, and ...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 »

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