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.
The independent study in Web Publishing is an interdisciplinary course jointly conducted by the Kean University English Department and the Office of University Relations. Students must submit a completed application along with a writing sample to be considered for the program. The application deadline for Fall 2013 is January 15, 2014. Applicants will be informed of their acceptance by January 17, 2014. For more information and to apply, click here: http://www.kean.edu/KU/Web-Publishing
Adjunct Professor Bill Mesce has had his book Reel Change: The Changing Nature of Hollywood, Hollywood Movies, and the People Who Go To See Them published by BearManor Media (2014).
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.