In addition to being inherently pleasurable and intellectually exciting, a major or minor in English will help you develop important skills. English students learn how to read carefully and closely, write skillfully and stylishly, and argue analytically and critically. > more
The graduate program in English is designed to offer training in the interpretation and evaluation of literary texts in their historical and cultural contexts. > more
The Ph.D. program in English emphasizes individual scholarship; offers training in research, teaching methods, and other professional development skills; and encourages graduate student innovation and initiative. > more
Allen Grossman, one of the most powerful and original voices of 20th-century American poetry, a charismatic and influential teacher at Brandeis for more than three decades, a mentor to poets and scholars, and the author of many deep and searching reflections on poetics and the philosophy of poetry, died in Chelsea on June 27, 2014.