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English Majors

Literary School Supplies for Book Lovers

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 09.12.2014 | Books

It's finally back-to-school shopping season!

6 Types of Aggravating Readers

Steven Petite | Posted 07.15.2014 | Books
Steven Petite

There are certain types of book readers that tend to take it too far. There are times in conversations about novels where the only thing running through the mind is, "Come on, seriously?" or "Oh not this again," or the best of them all, "I wish you didn't know how to read."

I Will Not Be Making Coffee with my $200,000 English Degree

Akane Otani | Posted 06.10.2014 | College
Akane Otani

Yes, this is a degree that requires a certain amount of self-introspection. And no, you probably won't get fuzzy socks in the mail anytime soon. But don't devalue your degree because it's the butt of everyone else's jokes.

In Defense Of The 'Impractical' English Major

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.17.2014 | College

According to the radio show A Prairie Home Companion, upon graduating from college with a degree in English, there are only several career options tha...

Why I Love (and Teach) Author Fay Weldon

Gina Barreca | Posted 02.02.2014 | Books
Gina Barreca

What gives a writer a reputation as "teachable" but not "great"? In Weldon's case, is it because her writing is forever associated with her successful television work that we're suspicious of her?

What to Do With a B.A. in English?

Daniel R. Schwarz | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Daniel R. Schwarz

After the appearance of my October Huffington blog, "Why Study the Arts and the Humanities?," I have often been asked the question, "What can someone ...

28 Signs You Were An English Major

Posted 09.05.2013 | Books

Sure, you might get paid in popcorn now that you've graduated, but at least you can say you kept your integrity. You cringe every time someone use...

A Plea for the Liberal Arts

Kinne Chapin | Posted 05.21.2012 | College
Kinne Chapin

When we choose to value utility over passion in choosing a major, we waste a learning opportunity. We waste the chance to become more intricate thinkers with a broader base of knowledge.

The 9 Best Universities In The World To Get An English Degree

Posted 12.19.2011 | College

Love to read books? Hate to do chemistry experiments? You could be an English-major in the making. US News and World Report recently named the top...