Welcome to the English Department at NIU! We offer courses in literature, linguistics, English education, film, ESL (English as a Second Language), and rhetoric as well as in creative, technical, and professional writing. Students in our department learn the analytical skills employers value, and they engage in conversations about critical issues. Our study abroad programs in Dublin and Oxford win rave reviews from participants, while internships present opportunities to gain professional experience.
This one-day workshop is for those interested in publishing with an academic press.
Brownbag Lecture at noon in Reavis 211: Nicole Clifton, "The Pirate's Stepson: An Early Modern Reader of a Medieval Manuscript."
We will be holding a reunion dinner for graduates of our PhD program on Saturday, March 29. Faculty members are encouraged to save the date so they can enjoy this opportunity to see former students.
This year’s MCLLM conference will take place on March 28 and 29. This year’s focus is “What We Do: English and Communication in Theory and Practice.” The deadline for paper submissions is January 31. A full call for papers is available at
First Year Composition invites everyone to attend the Showcase of Student Writing, a competition where students present their research with posters and brief exchanges of dialogue. This year’s event will
be held on Monday, March 31, from 3-5 pm in the Holmes Student Center. Check the event webpage for details: