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The Department of English offers courses in literary history and analysis, creative writing, and professional writing. Each student learns to read with comprehension, insight and appreciation; write with competence, grace and authority in both academic and practical settings; speak with clarity and confidence; and understand literature and literary history. The program prepares students for careers that require communication skills, creative expression, cultural breadth, strong writing and research skills, and an ability to analyze and produce written material. For more information, check out the College Catalog and the English Department Brochure.

Beyond the Classroom

Students have a wide array of opportunities for research, internships, conferences, and networking beyond the classroom that give them many advantages for life after W&J.

Research and Internships

  • as editors
  • as writers and researchers
  • as social-media managers
  • in businesses and law firms
  • in non-profit corporations
  • in the U.S. and abroad


  • assistant manager
  • editor or writer
  • high school or college teacher
  • lawyer
  • social-media manager
  • technical writer

English Faculty

Tara Robbins Fee, Ph.D. portrait

Program Chair

Tara Robbins Fee, Ph.D.

Office: DAVS 25 Degrees: Ph.D. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; M.A. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; B.A. Swarthmore College Areas of Study Tara Fee is an associate professor in the Department of English. She is a graduate of Swarthmore College and came to W&J in 2005 after earning her Ph.D. in English at the University…


English Program Downloads

English Department Brochure

Version: 2014


Version: 2019