The study of English is more than grammar, punctuation and the canon of classic literature.

At Emmanuel, students studying English are offered an expansive, inclusive and thoroughly modern program with a departmental major and further concentrations in communication & media studies and writing, editing & publishing. Students who major in any of these departmental programs study the process by which we derive meaning from a variety of texts that are written, oral, visual or multimedia in nature.

The guiding principle behind all concentrations in Emmanuel's English program is rhetoric-that is, examining how we use language to influence the beliefs, attitudes or emotions of various audiences. Students who major in English reflect upon, analyze, and interpret literature and film, presenting their analyses in clear, cogent writing.


Department Highlights

Small classes, big advantages

Emmanuel’s English faculty are working scholars, writers and researchers who strive to help students put their best creative foot forward, whether at an internship at a local media outlet or through the submission and publication process at literary journals.

Meet Our Faculty

Recent News


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Class of 2015: Where We Work

Position Company Major
10th Grade Teacher Matignon High School Literature
6th Grade Teacher Nashoba Regional School District Literature
Account Manager Fluent Communication + Media Studies
Account Manager TRACS, Inc. Communication + Media Studies
Associate Editor TripAdvisor Communication + Media Studies
Associate Producer - On-Air Fundraising & Marketing WGBH Communication + Media Studies
Brokerage Agent Expeditors Communication + Media Studies
Collateral Management Specialist State Street Communication + Media Studies
Development Coordinator Boston University Communication + Media Studies
Digital Content Associate ActBlue Writing + Literature
Editorial Assistant Pearson North America Writing + Literature
English Teacher Diman Vocational Technical High School Literature
English Teaching Assistant U.S. Fulbright Program - Andorra Literature
Financial Benefits Manager Mass Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired Communication + Media Studies
Freelance writer TGN.TV Communication + Media Studies
HR Assistant Kaspersky Lab Communication + Media Studies
Marketing Assistant Brown Rudnick LLP Communication + Media Studies
Marketing Assistant Lucky Strike Jillian's Boston Communication + Media Studies
Marketing Coordinator Klear Vu Communication + Media Studies
Partner Marketing Coordinator Demandware Communication + Media Studies
Reporter The Martha's Vineyard Times Communication + Media Studies

Class of 2015: Where We Attend Grad School

Degree Institution Major
M.S., Health Communication Emerson College Communication + Media Studies
J.D. New England Law School Communication + Media Studies
M.A. Regent's Business School London Communication + Media Studies
M.Ed., Higher Education Student Affairs University of South Florida Communication + Media Studies
M.Ed., Teaching and Curriculum Boston College Literature
M.S.,  TESOL Central Connecticut State University Writing + Literature
B.F.A., Animation/Visual and Performing Arts Massachusetts College of Art and Design Writing + Literature


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