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.
The English Department's Recruitment and Retention Committee is hosting a panel discussion on Resumes for English Majors. Edward Heard, NIU Career Services Assistant Director, and Cathy Doederlein, NIU Humanities Internships Coordinator will present from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Proposals due for Conference: Incarceration and social justice issues, although proposals related to women, gender and/or sexuality will be considered. For more information email wgs [at] niu.edu, call 815-753-1038, or stop in Reavis Hall 103
Submissions due for USOAR proposals from undergraduate students for projects that will involve them in independent artistry or research, under the supervision of members of the faculty and staff at NIU.
Northern Illinois University will host the 23rd annual Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (MCLLM) on Friday, March 27, and Saturday, March 28.
Faculty, graduate students and, for the first time in the conference’s history, undergraduate students will share their research related to this year’s theme, “Ctrl, Alt, Delete.” Presenters will explore the concepts of regaining control, revisiting alternatives or returning to previous states via deletion in conjunction with themes relevant to textual, linguistic and media studies.