Why English at E&H?

Award winning faculty — enthusiastic students.

Faculty Recognition

Our professors have won teaching awards from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), Virginia Foundation of Independent Colleges (VFIC), and the CASE Carnegie Foundation. They are also published by the university presses of Cambridge University, University of Tennessee, Oxford University, the University of Kentucky, and several others. But more importantly, they offer popular classes: from Contemporary English literature to Multi-Ethnic American writing, from seminars focused on Hamlet to the Harry Potter series, and from Irish to Appalachian literature.

Our Students

In the past five years, Emory & Henry English majors have created a graphic novel blending Maus and The Iliad; completed independent studies in Irish theatre, Shakespeare’s romances, and Oscar Wilde; attended the University of Iowa’s summer writers’ workshop; published the poetry collection Inside the Dark Room (2015); and studied abroad in Nottingham, Exeter, Dublin, Stirling, and Londonderry. 


Emory & Henry’s first literary journal, The Era, was founded in 1897.