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For more information about the English program, please contact the Chair of the English Department:

Dr. Matt King
Dr. Matt King
Associate Professor of English
(716) 375-2457
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Plassmann Hall D-6

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What Can I Do With This Major?

English Program


The Department of English at St. Bonaventure offers courses in the literary history of England and America, in the literature of both nations, in factual and imaginative writing, and in public speaking. English courses, with a few exceptions, are open to qualified students whether or not they major in English.

The chief purpose of a major in English is to enable the student to understand, appreciate and evaluate the significant literature in the English language as well as to develop the student's ability to read, write, and speak English as effectively as possible.

The department takes pride in the success its graduates have achieved in advanced study in literature, the study of law, teaching, business, and indeed, in virtually every walk of life not demanding extensive and particular technical preparation.

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English students at SBU don’t just walk away with a list of literary facts and a set of language skills. They learn to logically and intelligently build on their knowledge.  Read more...


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    May 06, 2020 | Dr. Megan Walsh, professor of English and department chair, has been awarded a 2020-2021 Short-term Reese Fellowship in the Print Culture of the Americas at the William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

    Mar 17, 2020 | Dr. Megan Walsh, professor of English and director of the Honors Program, has been named the inaugural recipient of the Samuel Victor Constant Fellowship in Memory of Kenneth R. Lavoy Jr. at Florida Atlantic University.

    Mar 17, 2020 | Dr. David Matx, professor of classics, and Dr. Lauren Matz, profesor of English, presented papers at the Northeast Modern Language AssociationIn addition to moderating a panel session on “The Classical Classroom: Learning and Literature in Antiquity and Beyond.”

Upcoming & Past Courses
English Courses for Fall 2019
English Courses for Spr. 2019
English Courses for Fall 2018
English Courses for Spr. 2018
English Courses for Spr. 2017
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