Department of English - Carnegie Mellon University

Six Degrees of Francis Bacon

What if Sir Francis Bacon had been able to "friend" William Shakespeare on Facebook? The famous scientist and researcher's interactions with the playwright would have created a ... Read More »

The English Department is both inspired by the richness of the humanist tradition and dedicated to innovation. Our graduates enter careers in academia and the professions well-prepared to meet the changing needs of society with creativity, historical perspective, global awareness, and outstanding communication skills.

What's Happening

Event Highlights

Wednesday, October 29
Adamson Writers Series: Sally Wen Mao
and David Koehn

7:00 PM, Kresge Theatre

Thursday, November 13
Carol Brown Lecture:
Mary Helen Washington

4:40 PM, Giant Eagle Auditorium

Martin Luther King, Jr. 2015 Writing Awards Submission
November 21, 2014

English Events Calendar

Faculty Books

Williams, Jeffrey. How to Be an Intellectual: Essays on Criticism, Culture, and the University. Fordham University Press, 2014.

How to Be an Intellectual

(see other titles by English faculty)