Wake Forest University

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences



1834 Wake Forest Road

Reynolda Hall

Winston-Salem, NC 27106

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

Wake Forest is widely recognized as belonging among the finest universities in America, and the English Department has contributed to this success by consistently being one of the most active research departments on campus. Consisting of over thirty-five members, our faculty is large and active, publishing within and beyond their specialties. Our offerings cover a broad selection of courses in English and American literature, in fields ranging from early medieval culture to literary theory, international approaches to Romanticism, science and literature, film and literature, and African-American, Ethnic American, and Postcolonial literatures. With small classes and an informal professional relationship between students and faculty, we provide many occasions for intellectual exchange. The department hosts a regular series of graduate colloquia as well as lectures by distinguished scholars from other universities, as well as readings by nationally and internationally recognized novelists and poets, sponsored by the department and by the Wake Forest University Press, the major publisher of contemporary Irish poetry in the United States.

Our graduates who desire to continue beyond the MA have consistently gained acceptance to major doctoral programs. Graduates have also pursued careers in publishing, teaching, academic administration, public service and at foundations such as the Carnegie Foundation.


Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada Commission on Accreditation

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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