English at Saint Martin's Jeff Birkenstein and Fr. Kilian Malvey, O.S.B., on graduation day Writing students present their own ending to the Mystery of Edwin Drood Nathalie Kuroiwa-Lewis leads a writing workshop at Mt. Rainier National Park Jamie Olson with Russian Study Tour in the gardens at Peterhof, Russia

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 Faculty Spotlight

The Cinema of Terry Gilliam: It's a Mad World

Cover of It's a Mad World

Jeff Birkenstein is both co-editor and contributor for a collection of essays on filmmaker, Terry Gilliam.

"A wonderfully rich collection of essays; thought-provoking, insightful, and poetic in equal measure."
(Sean Redmond, Deakin University )


Olivia Archibald
Todd Barosky
Jeff Birkenstein
Julia McCord Chavez
Nathalie Kuroiwa-Lewis
Fr. Kilian Malvey, O.S.B.
Stephen X. Mead
Jamie Olson
Molly E. Smith

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Jeff Birkenstein, chair

English Program (M., m.)

Department overviewEnglish (M., m.)Writing (m.) Les Bailey Writers Series Sigma Tau Delta

The major requires students to take 36 semester hours of English (12 courses). Nine hours (three courses) are General Education Requirements. Students are encouraged to augment their English classes with outside studies in language, history, the fine arts, and philosophy.

A minor in English requires 12 semester hours (four courses) outside of General Education Requirements. Students are especially encouraged to pursue elective courses in language, technology, social science, philosophy, and history.

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