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Loyola's Department of English

Loyola's Department of English offers a diverse curriculum in literature, rhetoric, critical theory, creative writing, non fiction and professional writing, linguistics, digital media, and film history. Students receive a strong foundation in classical and contemporary works, with writing style and skills emphasized in every course.

Mission Statement

Loyola English is a dynamic community committed to understanding and creating great writing. As new methods of producing, circulating, and studying texts emerge, we seek to interpret and shape the changing world of letters. We build a strong foundation in literary form, history, and theory to prepare adventurous minds to pursue their passions—from poetry to video games, and beyond.



Students in the Department of English have the opportunity to participate in several undergraduate research projects. Learn more about our research »

Faculty Success

Dr. Hillary Eklund wins the CAS Faculty Excellence in Advising Award in 2022 while Dr. Chris Schaberg has articles published about student learning during the pandemic

Provost Distinguished Professor of English, Dr. Hillary Eklund, won the College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Excellence in Advising Award for 2022. Meanwhile, Dorothy Harrell Brown Distinguished Professor of English and Director of the Center for Editing and Publishing, Dr. Christopher Schaberg, penned the article, "Quitting Academic Twitter" for Inside Higher Education this May.

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Student Success

Student-run Literary Journal Meraki publishes its third edition

Loyola’s new student-run literary journal MERAKI has published its third edition! Meraki is a modern Greek term for what happens when you leave a piece of your soul, creativity, or love in your work. The journal includes visual arts and creative writing submissions from Loyola students. 


Check out this new issue here!

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Loyola Teacher Certification

Teach Secondary School Science, Math, Language and more

Loyola Core

The Loyola Core embraces an interdisciplinary approach to learning.