We offer an English major, a concentration in creative writing, a literature minor, and a creative writing minor.
You will learn the rules, structures, and historical context of the English language as they’ve evolved during more than 1,200 years—and, when necessary, how to break those rules in the service of creative expression.
English Connect is a department-specific microsite where you can find the latest info on events, publications, and workshops.
Our Writing Center tutors provide instruction, not correction. We help you develop the tools to become a better writer. We work with you on logical, rhetorical, and grammatical issues at any stage of an assignment.
Publish in one of our department’s creative and scholarly journals—essential components of our vibrant intellectual environment that have international visibility.
- 19th-Century Music
- CURA: A Literary Magazine of Art and Action
- Joyce Studies Annual
- Studies in American Fiction
- Rhētorikós: Excellence in Student Writing
- Traditio: Studies in Ancient and Medieval Thought, History, and Religion
The love of the word binds us together. We have many literature-oriented initiatives launched by our scholars, readers, and writers:
- History of a Book Seminar
- Kundiman Asian American poetry retreat
- New York City Romanticism Group
- Poets Out Loud
- Reid Writers of Color Reading Series
We offer honors programs for ambitious wordsmiths in literature and creative writing.
As the publishing and media capital of the world, New York City offers many opportunities for internships. Recent internships have included:
- The Public Theater
- Marvel Publishing
- The Daily Beast
- The Colbert Report
- Rolling Stone
- Harper Collins
- The New York Times
- Waxman Literary Agency
Study abroad enriches you academically, culturally, and personally. There is a whole globe of study abroad possibilities available through Fordham’s International and Study Abroad Program.