Jun 10, 2023  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of English and Comparative Literature

Office: Faculty Offices 102

Telephone: 408-924-4425

Email: english@sjsu.edu

Website: www.sjsu.edu/english


Angela Noelle Brada-Williams, Chair
Adrienne Eastwood
Katherine Harris
Revathi Krishnaswamy
Samuel Maio
Richard McNabb
Kathleen McSharry
Cathleen Miller
Linda Mitchell
Thomas Moriarty
Susan Shillinglaw
Alan Soldofsky
Nancy P. Stork
Nicholas Taylor
Mary Warner

Associate Professors

Balance T.P. Chow
Mark Thompson

Assistant Professors

Selena Anderson
Cindy Baer
James Coleman
Meghan Gorman-DaRif
Scott Jarvie
​Allison Johnson
Jennifer Johnson
Keenan Norris
Ryan Skinnell
Jose Juan Villagrana
Sara West


Study with award-winning teachers and professional writers. Develop editing and production skills by working on Reed Magazine, one of the oldest literary journals in the West. Prepare for a variety of careers in teaching, career and technical writing, or advanced study in English, law and medicine. The Department of English and Comparative Literature offers programs in English, American, world, and comparative literature, and creative and professional writing. Our MA prepares students for teaching careers or doctoral studies. Our MFA in creative writing trains professional writers in the history and craft of poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction, script- and screen-writing. Home to the Steinbeck Fellows and the Lurie Visiting Distinguished Author programs, the department also houses the Center for Literary Arts, which brings distinguished poets, fiction writers and creative nonfiction writers to campus to give public readings.

Undergraduate Honors Program

Upper-division students with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 overall and 3.5 in the major are eligible for Departmental Honors. Honors students complete an ENGL 190 - Honors Colloquium . Application to the honors program should be made through the English Department Office.


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