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Dr. Sue Ellen Holbrook Obituary

Sue Ellen Holbrook, Ph.D, passed away peacefully at her home in Conway on Sunday, May 7, 2017. Dr. Holbrook was a member of the SCSU English Department faculty from 1988 until her retirement in 2014. Dr. Sue Ellen Holbrook will be remembered as an inspirational guide to the thousands of college students to whom she taught reading and writing and to the many graduate students she initiated into the teaching profession. FULL OBITUARY


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A Graduate Student Scholarly Journal

The SCSU Department of English is proud to host the scholarly journal Text in Context. Text in Context is currently seeking both editors and submissions. Contact Laura Ahking and Anthony Mitrano to find out more details.

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The Swoop. Annual English Department Newsletter.

Want to know what's been going on in the English Department? Click here for the Fall 2016 English Department Newsletter.

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Interested in becoming an English Major or Minor? The English Department offers one of the most dynamic undergraduate degrees at SCSU, with specializations in Literature, Creative Writing, and Professional Writing, as well as a B.S. in Secondary Education for future high school teachers. 

Click here for a summary of the English degree requirements, or see the Map of the English Major (PDF) for an overview of courses and areas of study. 


SCSU English majorWHY ENGLISH?

Why study English? What can you do with a degree in literature and writing?

Find out some of the exciting things Southern English students are up to - from research to publication - as well as the choice of careers in law, the arts, journalism, publishing, and teaching for which the English major or minor can prepare you.


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The English Department
Southern Connecticut State University
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New Haven, CT 06515
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