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Department of Literature and Language

College of Arts & Sciences

  • Image of Dr. Michael Jones and Dr. Josh Reid, holding plaques indicating their awards

    Winners of College of Arts & Sciences Awards

    We are proud to announce that two of our colleagues received awards from the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Michael Jones (Lecturer Award) and Dr. Josh Reid (Distinguished Teaching Award). Please join us in congratulating them!

  • ETSU students and faculty stand in front of a banner reading "Tennessee Area Japanese Speech Contest"

    ETSU at Tennessee Area Japanese Speech Contest

    Students from the ETSU Japanese Program participated in the annual Tennessee Area Japanese Speech Contest, where ETSU's Katlyn Powell won the grand prize. (pictured l-r: Zachary James [adjunct faculty. Japanese], Jacob Roberts, Katlyn Powell, Junko Tezuka-Arnold [senior lecturer, Japanese], and Rebekah Fine.

  • Catherine Pritchard Childress at podium

    Catherine Pritchard Childress Addresses Honors Convocation

    LiLa alumna Catherine Pritchard Childress spoke at the 2019 Honors College Academic Excellence Convocation. Photo by Larry Dale Smith, courtesy of ETSU Photographic Services

  • A group shot of ETSU English students, including Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Ashley Rattner

    LiLa Visits Earthaven Ecovillage

    On March 23, Dr. Ashley Rattner took members of her "American Utopia" class to visit Earthaven Ecovillage in Black Mountain, North Carolina.

  • A group shot featuring Dr. Jesse Graves, novelist Silas House, and ETSU Students

    Silas House Featured during Creative Writing Festival

    The ETSU Celebrates Creative Writing Initiative welcomed acclaimed novelist Silas House. Pictured are ETSU Poet-in-Residence Dr. Jesse Graves, Karissa Doughty, Silas House, Sam Campbell, and Harley Mercadal.

  • Sigma Tau Delta member, Taylor Hubbard; Sullivan Central High School Teacher and English MA alumnus, Mr. Seth Grindstaff; Poetry Winner, Mackenzie Coffey (12th grade); Dr. Scott Honeycutt

    Mackenzie Coffey Wins 2019 Don Johnson Young Poets Award

    The ETSU chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honorary, is pleased to present the 2019 Don Johnson Young Poets Award to Sullivan South Central High School senior Mackenzie Coffey (pictured are Sigma Tau Delta member, Taylor Hubbard; Sullivan Central High School Teacher and English MA alumnus, Mr. Seth Grindstaff; Poetry Winner, Mackenzie Coffey; Dr. Scott Honeycutt).

  • ETSU students and faculty who attended the Southeastern Women's Studies Association Conference

    ETSU at SEWSA 2019

    Members of ETSU's Women's Studies Program offered presentations at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Women's Studies Association Conference, held at Oxford, Mississippi.

  • Adam Timbs holds microphone

    Timbs Offers Occasional Poem for University Woods

    LiLa alumnus Adam Timbs delivered an occasional poem to commemorate the establishment of ETSU's University Woods as part of the Old Forest Network (Photo Credit: Charlie Warden, Lead Photographer, University Relations)

  • ETSU students in Japan

    Language and Culture in Japan

    Dr. Tezuka-Arnold led a summer study abroad class in Japan

  • Hispanic Health Fair

    Hispanic Health Fair

    The Language and Culture Resource Center organized a Hispanic Health Fair at the community health center

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At the center of our philosophy is the ancient credo: “know thyself.” To us, the faculty and staff in the Literature and Language Department, that means working to educate the person and the passion through individual student care, a rich diversity of class options, and real world growth opportunities such as internships and study abroad. Our classrooms are everywhere – on campus, abroad, in the workplace and online. Our students succeed because we teach transferable 21st Century skills like written and oral communication, complex reading methods, research techniques, long-term project organization, and cultural competence. We create a nurturing environment that helps build a passionate resilience in our students because they find their unique critical and imaginative voice. Our students discover what motivates and drives their dreams. We seek to facilitate intense engagement with the human wisdom of the past and the possibilities of each individual student’s future. Join us on your journey!

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