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Welcome to the Department of English at Le Moyne College

The Department of English offers two concentrations of study: Literature and Creative Writing. Both of these courses of study are committed to the discovery of meaning and value in language—a commitment that is grounded in contemporary academic and professional concerns with English as well as in humankind’s enduring traditions of self-expression, speculative inquiry, and social communication through literature and the rhetorical arts.

Learning Goals

The Literature and Creative Writing concentrations are designed to:

  1. Involve students in challenging and rewarding encounters with literary works representing a variety of genres and time periods
  2. Expand students’ awareness of the range, subtlety, and power of language
  3. Help students develop their own expressive powers in language
  4. Assist students toward increasingly mature syntheses of literature and other disciplines and life experiences
  5. Enable students to acquire broad learning in a spirit of interdisciplinary humanistic inquiry
  6. Prepare students for careers, professions, and graduate study in which a command of the English language and literature, an ability to think logically and creatively, and the skills to communicate clearly are necessary

Planning to Teach High School or Middle School English?

As a Le Moyne English major, you can earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Master of Science Degree in Teaching in five years of study. As a student in the five-year program, you’ll save time and money earning your master’s degree and enter the high school or middle school job market with more intensive preparation in literature, writing, and teaching methods.

For more information about this innovative program, contact the chair of the English Department.

Experience literature in a whole new way

Experience literature in a whole new way

At Le Moyne, English majors don’t just read literature, they also experience it firsthand. With innovative courses that take students to London, Paris, Harlem, and New England, Le Moyne students get to learn firsthand about the places that inspired such great writers as Charles Dickens, Ernest Hemingway, Zora Neale Hurston, and Emily Dickinson. As an English major, you can take a course, go on a literary study tour, and enhance your understanding of literature in the company of professors and students who share a love for literature and experiential learning.

See the Le Moyne College catalog for more information about courses in the Department of English.


English Minors

The Department of English is home to a number of minors, including Film and Irish Literature. Be sure to check out all of the minors offered by the English Department. For more information, contact the chair of the English Department.

Meet the English Faculty

In addition to teaching popular courses on Renaissance book history and the Harlem Renaissance or Literary London and Medieval literature, faculty members in the Department of English publish widely in fields such as 18th-century wit, Mark Twain, Irish literature, and film noir. Learn more about individual members of the department by visiting the Faculty webpage.

James Hannan

James Hannan

Department Chair, Associate Professor View Bio
Erin Mullally

Erin Mullally

Associate Professor View Bio
Roger Lund

Roger Lund

Professor View Bio

Get in Touch

Contact the Department Chair:

Dr. Jim Hannan


(315) 445-4593


Contact the Department:

Reilly Hall 339A
Department of English
Le Moyne College
1419 Salt Springs Road
Syracuse, NY 13214


(315) 445-4397


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