Claudia Klaver, Director of Graduate Studies, 401 Hall of Languages, 315-443-6133; or Christopher Kennedy, Director of Creative Writing, 401 Hall of Languages, 315-443-3755.
Crystal Bartolovich, Dorri Beam, Michael Burkard, Dympna Callaghan, Manan Desai, Susan Edmunds, Carol Fadda-Conrey, Arthur Flowers, Chris Forster, Ken Frieden, Mike Goode, Roger Hallas, Chris Hanson, Brooks Haxton, Mary Karr, Christopher Kennedy, Claudia Klaver, Erin S. Mackie, Kevin Morrison, Donald E. Morton, Patricia Roylance, George Saunders, Stephanie Shirilan, Bruce Smith, Dana Spiotta, Harvey Teres, Silvio Torres-Saillant, David Yaffe
The Department of English offers a range of graduate programs: the M.A. in English, the M.F.A. in Creative Writing, and the Ph.D. in English. The department welcomes students who plan to become writers and scholar/teachers, and it makes a serious effort to tailor its programs to each student’s interests. Classes are small, usually from 5 to 15 students, and there is ample opportunity for independent study and supervised research.
One of the department’s greatest strengths is its faculty, which includes distinguished scholar- teachers and internationally known writers.
The graduate programs in English ask students to attain some coverage of literary periods, genres, and major authors, while also devoting substantial attention to those modes of theoretical inquiry that have disrupted and enlivened the study of literature in recent years. To that end our current course offerings represent both traditional approaches to English and important work in contemporary theory and cultural studies.
For more information about our graduate programs, degree and program requirements, course offerings, and specific application deadline dates, visit our department web site at http://english.syr.edu/