The English Department provides an inclusive learning environment to promote the study of language, literatures, and rhetorics in diverse contexts. Through an interdisciplinary approach, it is committed to fostering a respect for difference within curriculum, scholarship, and community. Undergraduate and graduate students learn to read carefully and deeply; to think critically and creatively; to write clearly, persuasively, and ethically; and to understand how power structures and cultural practices shape the production and reception of texts. Faculty offer courses in literature, creative writing, composition and rhetoric, technical and professional communication, linguistics, film, English education, and theory and criticism.
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Senior Projects from 2013
Senior Projects from 2011
Illuminating the Need for Fiction to Love within a Postmodern Reality, Alexandria Lightsey
Senior Projects from 2010
Ambush, Anna K. Bush
The Tales that the Universe Told: an original manuscript of poetry, Calvin Cantrell
Shriveled Veins of My Stories, Jacob W. Franks
Byzantium 2010: Cal Poly's 20th literary annual, Mateja Lane and Beth Shirley
"In Memory of W. B. Yeats": Elegy for a Man and an Ideal, Travis McDonald
What Do You See?, Taylor Musolf
Chetco Marine, Gavin Pruitt
Wanton Introversion, Ivan Van Wingerden Mr.
Senior Projects from 2009
Everything is Permitted: Three Essays in the Spirit of Fyodor Dostoevsky's Underground, Gina Nichole Caprari