The English Department of the George Washington University is a research-active community of scholars and creative writers. We prize excellence in teaching, publication, and service. We engage with a diversity of texts within a global and transnational context. Our creative writing and scholarship contributes to and critiques this capacious literary world. Our teaching fosters in students a rigorous and informed critical reflection on literature, connecting reading practices with writing and argumentation. As a humanities faculty, we are especially interested in the artistic exploration of identity, community, cultural conflict and history.

Robert McRuer, Chair 
Antonio López, Acting Deputy Chair
Patricia Chu, Acting Director of Undergraduate Advising
Patrick Cook, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Lisa Page, Director of Creative Writing
David Mitchell, Director of Graduate Studies
Marshall Alcorn, Acting Director of MA Program in English
Constance KiblerManager, Department Operations 
Linda Terry, Senior Secretary

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