Philip Levine, 1928-2015
The Creative Writing Program, the Department of English, and the College of Arts and Humanities would like to thank everyone for their outpouring of responses upon the passing of our friend and colleague, Phil Levine. Mr. Levine died Feb. 14 at the age of 87. No funeral services have been announced.
Dr. José A. Díaz, interim dean of the College, asks for continued patience and privacy for the Levine family and close friends. Dr. Díaz says the college would be honored to pay public tribute to Mr. Levine in the future, if the Levine family so chooses.
Read the University's updated news release.
Technology in English
Check out Dr. Beynon's tablet class on British Literature
Friday, Feb. 27 – The Normal School magazine release
7pm, Alice Peters Auditorium (PB 191)
Featuring John Hampsey and Victoria Chang
6th Annual Undergraduate Conference
Multiethnic Literatures of the Americas (UCMLA)
March 13, 2015
Keynote Speaker: Manuel Munoz
Students who study English at Fresno State explore the power of language and literature around the world. They learn to write well for a variety of purposes and engage a wide range of texts, from Shakespeare to graphic novels. Class sizes are small. We believe the best English classrooms are communities in which students and teachers work together to analyze, apply, and construct meaning. Every year faculty design courses in response to changes in the field and student interests. and changes in the analyze, apply, and construct meaning. Every year, Recent topics include Literature of the Central Valley, Multiethnic Memoir, Victorian Children's Literature and Sports Writing.
But — what can you DO with an English degree? What can’t you do? With honed communication skills and an eye for analysis, English graduates gain an edge in many fields. They become counselors, teachers, lawyers, technical writers, editors, filmmakers, business owners, policy analysts, and even doctors.
At the graduate level, the Department offers a Teaching Credential Program, a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing, a Master of Arts degree with options in Literature and Composition Theory, a Certificate of Advanced Study in Composition, and a Certificate of Special Study in Creative Writing.