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Department of Literature and Language

College of Arts & Sciences

  • Internships Workshop Thursday October 18 3 - 4pm, Burleson 302

    Internships Workshop

    Dr. Jeffery Alston from University Career Services will present on internship opportunities and career resources

  • Xhenet Aliu Fiction Reading and Book Signing 5:00 Wednesday 10/24 Reece Museum

    Xhenet Aliu Fiction Reading

    Xhenet Aliu, author of Brass and Domesticated Wild Things, will read from her fiction

  • Paradise Lost: An All-Day Reading

    Paradise Lost: An All-Day Reading

    The 2018 "Milton Marathon" will feature a reading of the epic poem alongside art and rare books

  • Actors From The London Stage present Hamlet

    Actors From The London Stage present Hamlet

    Five actors from British theatre companies will give three minimalist performances of Shakespeare's Hamlet

  • 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

  • Don Johnson Young Writer’s Poetry Competition 2018

    Don Johnson Young Writer’s Poetry Competition 2018

    Sigma Tau Delta presented Neisha French and Tiannah Sanders (back center) with this year's award

  • Joy Harjo reads at ETSU

    Joy Harjo reads at ETSU

    Joy Harjo gave the sixth annual Jack Higgs Memorial Reading as part of the Spring Literary Festival

  • Lynn Powell at ETSU

    Lynn Powell at ETSU

    Poet Lynn Powell visited ETSU, reading her poetry and presenting to poetry classes

Join us on your journey!

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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Scholarships for English and Foreign Language majors


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