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 concentrations in literature, writing and literature, and communication and media studies. 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.
Internships: Kelly Cicchese '17
Kelly was a public relations intern at Regan Communications Group. She graduated from Emmanuel College in 2017 with a degree in communication and media studies and management.
Burns '16 Publishes Essay in Anthology
Brian Burns '16 published his essay "Half-Hearted" in Siblings: A Universal Table Anthology in June 2015. Burns wrote the essay in Mary Beth Pope's ENGL 4160 Writing Seminar.
Callahan Speaks on EC in China
In summer 2015, Assistant Professor of English Monique-Adelle Callahan went on a speaking tour in five cities in China including Shanghai, Nanjing and Xi'an, sponsored by Etz International, a company developed in the U.S. to provide resources for Chinese students and institutions interested in pursuing higher education in the United States.
Elliott Presents at Popular Culture Conference
Associate Professor of English Matthew Elliott presented the paper, "Changing the Subject: Acts of Remembrance and Forgetting in Popular Genealogy," at the Fall Conference of the Northeast Popular Culture Association, October 30-31, 2015, at Colby Sawyer College.Read more
Pope Serving on Editorial Staff at Solstice
Professor of English Mary Beth Pope is now a member of the editorial staff at Solstice: A Magazine of Diverse Voices.
Palumbo Invited to Speak at Annual Conference
Associate Professor of English and Department Chair David Palumbo was asked to present his paper, "Putting 'Lemon and Sugar' in Swift's Tub: Laetitia Pilkington's Satiric Strategy in her Memoirs," at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies' annual conference in Pittsburgh, Penn. (March 31-April 3, 2016).
McDonnell Publishes Paper on Celebrity Gossip Magazines
In February 2016, Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies Andrea McDonnell's latest study, "Stars in space: Celebrity gossip magazines, guilt, and the liminoid airport" was featured on Communication Currents, the National Communication Association's web newsletter, which works to provide accessible snapshots of research that have recently been published in NCA journals.
Candidates for Distinction in the Field, 2016
Four English students presented their Senior Distinction in the Field projects in April 2016. Candidates for Distinction include: Rachel Aiello (Communication + Media Studies), Eve Barkin (Communication + Media Studies), Jennifer Burgess (Communication + Media Studies) and Victoria Glavin (Literature).See the Full List
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
Farquharson will live in Malaysia for ten months, working with middle school-age...More
English communication + media studies major Michele Levada '16 landed a sales in...Read More
Class of 2015: Where We Work
|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
|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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