Welcome to the Department of English at Kean University. Through courses in literature and in writing, our majors hone their ability to read critically, reason analytically, and write clearly—crucial skills for participating in the university; local, state, and national communities; and the workplace. This website provides information on our undergraduate program, recent achievements, and upcoming events.
PRAXIS II Prep for English majors will be held on Mondays, 4:30-7:15 PM in CAS 315. If you're seeking secondary or middle school certification, this is the course for you. There is no registration or fee. Click here for the flyer.
Dr. John Gruesser has had his book Race, Gender and Empire in American Detective Fiction published by McFarland (2013). In his book, Gruesser looks at the functions of gender, race and empire in American detective fiction.
Dr. Sally Chandler (with Angela Castillo, Maureen Kadash, Molly D. Kenner, Lorena Ramirez, and Ryan J. Valdez) has had her book New Literacy Narratives from an Urban University: Analyzing Stories about Reading, Writing, and Changing Technologies published by Hampton Press (April, 2013). The book illustrates what researchers can learn through the study of literacy narratives — the stories we tell about experiences with reading and writing. It provides an introduction to research methods for studying literacy narratives, and five in-depth studies of literacy narratives composed by Kean University students.