The Department of English at Fredonia is an exciting place to learn and teach. Our
English majors and minors collaborate with faculty as they develop their skills as
readers, writers, researchers, and community servants. English Adolescence Education
majors share these opportunities, and develop the ideas and practices that will make
them effective in the classrooms of an increasingly complex and diverse society. More...
Our department values the importance of studying literature across cultures; fostering
lifelong readers and writers; engaging multiple forms of textual literacy; practicing
the arts of creative and critical writing; and championing the key role of the humanities
in higher education.
English and English Adolescence Education majors at Fredonia actively participate
in local small-press and online writing internships; community service learning projects;
literacy campaigns; creative collaborations and field experiences with area schools;
public readings of literature to area children, seniors, and the broader community
through open-mic events; collaborations with Visual Arts and School of Music students
in pairing original writings with graphic design and musical accompaniment; host visiting
writers and literary critics; and read a whole lot of terrific literature.
Area teachers and students looking for additional literary preparation can enroll
in one of our two M.A. programs, both of which allow for individualized research with
our faculty, and provide strong professional development opportunities for those seeking
certification, preparing for Ph.D. programs, or desiring to strengthen their skills
in writing for career advancement in multiple fields.