The English Department at Notre Dame educates undergraduate and graduate students in literature written in English, literature’s cultural and interpretive contexts, creative writing, and, in Emerson’s phrase, creative reading.
"There is then creative reading as well as creative writing. When the mind is braced by labor and invention, the page of whatever book we read becomes luminous . . . and the sense of our author is as broad as the world."
—Ralph Waldo Emerson, The American Scholar
Pursuing English at Notre Dame means the study of creative reading and writing on many levels, from the interpretation and appreciation of texts of various kinds to the production of scholarly and imaginative works for publication. Learn more at English.nd.edu.