Welcome to the website of the English Department at Saint Anselm College!
Here, you will find information on our courses, the requirements for the English Major and Communication Major, and our Minors (English, Communication, Theatre Arts, and Gender Studies). Additionally, you’ll find information on events sponsored by the department, profiles of our faculty, and sketches of both current students and graduates. Also, check out our department Facebook page.
If you love to read great literature, dive into rich multimedia texts, and better understand how to ethically and effectively communicate across cultures, the English Department, housed in the quaint Bradley House, can be your home on campus. Our dedicated and talented faculty have offices in Bradley, and we welcome you to drop by at any time to chat with us about your favorite book or writer. Our doors are always open.
Do take a look around, and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Happy browsing!
We strongly encourage our students to participate in internships, which provide you with real job experience and allow you to make informed decisions about your career path. With an internship, you can explore an industry, see the inner workings of a workplace, and build your professional network. You can earn up to 16 course credits, and in addition to on-the-job experience, you’ll acquire professional skills through an internship workshop class.
Our department has a dedicated faculty member coordinating internships: Jennifer Thorn, email@example.com. We also work closely with the Career Development Center to develop on- and off-campus opportunities for students. Sites include:
New Hampshire Public Radio
NH Fisher Cats
Make-a-Wish of NH
Big Brothers & Big Sisters of NH
WMUR Channel 9
Palace Theatre in Manchester
The Red Cross
Hill Holiday Advertising
Cookson Strategic Communications
Girls at Work, Inc.
SAC Campus Ministry
As an English or Communications major, you will engage in a range of exciting extracurricular opportunities that will deepen your friendships, develop your artistic talents, and hone your skills in written and oral communication.
The Saint Anselm Crier is the college's independent student newspaper, published bi-weekly. The objective of the paper is to provide a medium for information within the Saint Anselm community. Information is presented as unbiased and consistent with journalistic measure. The newspaper also provides a forum for the free exchange of students’ ideas.
Faculty Advisors: Fr. Jerome Day, O.S.B. and Keith Chevalier
This student-led club produces a weekly webcast covering campus happenings and updates on local and national politics and sports. Club members have the opportunity to write and present their own segments as well as learn all aspects of the broadcasting process.
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Jonathan Lupo
Access Academy, organized by Saint Anselm’s Meelia Center for Community Engagement, offers for-credit courses to Manchester high school students from refugee, immigrant, and underserved backgrounds. With a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, many of the program’s courses focus on using language to explore themes of identity, community, and agency. Students and professors from the English and Communication department are heavily involved with the program, often collaborating together. The program offers students the opportunity to connect with Manchester’s diverse communities and to gain experience and confidence as an educator.
Faculty advisor: Prof. Michael New
Quatrain is a longstanding student-run literary magazine, publishing two issues each academic year. The club solicits poems, stories, illustrations, and photographs from students, faculty, and staff. At our yearly poet-for-hire fundraiser on Valentines’ Day, we make cards and create poems on the spot using manual typewriters. We also organize outings, support literary events on campus, and participate in community service. Joining Quatrain offers students the chance to publish their work, learn editorial and production skills, and connect with the artistic community on the hilltop and beyond.
Faculty advisor: Prof. Michael New
The Anselmian Abbey Players, the Saint Anselm College drama group, regularly offers plays and musicals throughout the year and offers students an excellent opportunity to participate in and to learn all phases of theatre production. Typical annual productions include the Family Weekend show, the fall play, a night of one act plays, a spring semester musical, and scenes from Shakespearian plays.