School of English Studies
The School of English Studies prepares students to join the ranks of writers, scholars and influencers who shape how we see the world.
English students at Kean develop advanced writing skills and an in-depth knowledge of English literature that prepares them for success in a wide variety of professional careers.
Our students conduct original research alongside esteemed English faculty who are themselves published authors. Many of our students present their work at Research Days, Kean's annual interdisciplinary research showcase.
Kean English Studies students are actively contributing to academic discourse, advancing scholarship and honing their critical thinking skills.
Kean’s close proximity to New York City, a global publishing hub, means our students have access to competitive internship and professional opportunities.
Undergraduate degrees in the School of English Studies:
- B.A. in English Literature
- B.A. in English Writing
- B.A. in English in Global Settings
- B.A. in English/Teacher of Students with Disabilities
- B.A. in English/Teacher Certification
Graduate degrees in the School of English Studies:
- Robert Mesce Jr. (Adjunct Professor) published Four Days to Trinity (Endeavour Press 2018).
- Gabriel Ertsgaard (Lecturer) published a poem, Death of a Baseball Fan, in the online magazine, Haibun Today and another poem, Paul Bunyan and the Whirlwind Mountain, in the online magazine Abyss & Apex. Both March 2018.
- Richonda Fegins (English, Class of 2018) graduated valedictorian at the Students of African Heritage 2018 Commencement. Congratulations!
- Daniel Gover (Professor) co-produced, Children of Drum, a documentary accepted in the Africa World Documentary Festival. It will be shown at the University of Ghana, Legon February 19-23; University of the West Indies, Barbados March 3-8; Lagos, Nigeria March 22-25; Molefi Kete Asante Institute, Philadelphia April 13-15; Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa April 30-May 5.
- John Byrnes (Class of 2018) Kean University English Major, has published his review of the Roundabout Theatre Company's spring production of The Price in this 2017 fall edition of The Arthur Miller Journal.
- Shannon Case, (Adjunct Professor) developed with her students a booklet of poetry: Inspired by Sappho: Dr. Case's World Literature Students Create Poems from Sappho's Fragment 16A. Check it out here.
- Nicole Melleby, (Adjunct Professor) and Bonnie Pipkin, (Adjunct Professor) will have YA author, Eliot Schrefer visit in person in class on Friday, December 1st, 2017. 12:30-2:00pm. CAS 106, Lecture Hall.
- Kristen Calderoni (English, Class of 2018) Kean University English Major, is interning at Audible Addixion. Check out her work here.
- Christina Masucci (English, Class of 2018) Kean University English Major, is interning at Audible Addixion. Check out her work here.
- Dean Casale Associate Professor, published Black-Leather Voyager in the journal, Coldnoon. September 2017.
- John Cullen Gruesser (Professor) co-edited, THE HINDERED HAND by Sutton E. Griggs (A Scholarly Edition) with Hanna Wallinger.
- Bonnie Pipkin (Adjunct Professor) YA debut novel, Aftercare Instructions, published by Flatiron Books, June 2017. Order at Amazon.com.
- Mia Zamora Assistant Professor, awarded a Fulbright Foundation grant in Digital Culture academic year 2017-2018. She will be a visiting scholar at the University of Bergen, Norway. Her Fulbright research project is entitled, Networks & Narratives: Participatory Culture and Digital Storytelling. http://bit.ly/2mXAxtC
- Robert Mesce Jr. (Adjunct Professor) article published in The Writer's Chronicle: "'What Do You Mean You Can't Do It?' The Myth of Show and Tell" (December 2016).
- Zev Shanken (Adjunct Professor) new book of poetry release, Memory Tricks. Order at Amazon.com.
- André Melvin Jones Jr. Kean University graduate student was recently awarded a 2016 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Scholars for the Dream Travel Award, one of only 10 in the nation. Read the article on the My Central Jersey website: "Woodbridge graduate student receives Dream Award."
- Robert Mesce Jr. (Adjunct Professor) new book release, No Rule That Isn’t a Dare: How Writers Connect with Readers, (Serving House Books 2016) and "Idols, Icons, and Illusions: The Moves We Love – and Love to Hate – and the People Who Made Them," (Stephen F. Austin University Press 2015).
- Robert Carnevale (Adjunct Professor) receives Faculty Fellowship from Graduate College of Drew University. Read the article on the Drew University website: "Drew’s Caspersen School Names Fellowship Winner."