Our designated areas of specialization are:
Other scholarly areas of interest among our faculty and graduate students include:
- Asian American Studies and Global Asias
- Disability Studies and Disability Justice
- Environmental and Blue Humanities
- Irish Studies
- Poetry and Poetics
- Postcolonial, Decolonial, and Caribbean Studies
- Science, Technology, and Health Humanities
- Speculative Fiction and Science Fiction
We do not offer an MA or a PhD specialization in creative writing, although MA and PhD students may petition to take a creative writing course. We do offer an integrated BA/MA degree for Penn State undergraduates specializing in creative writing.
English PhD students may earn a dual-title degree in partnership with one of three programs: the Department of African American Studies; the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; and the Visual Studies program.