WELCOME TO OHIO STATE ENGLISH
The Department of English stands with all who mourn George Floyd’s loss and the loss of so many more who have gone before him. For resources and our full statement, click "No Hate @ Ohio State" below.
The Department of English is deeply troubled by the recent changes made to visa policy by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the impacts it may have on international students at Ohio State, both undergraduate and graduate. The department would like to express its support for all international students, who deserve the same access to the course offerings and life of the university as all other members of our community.
The Department of English creates and teaches knowledge about literature, poetics, writing, media, language and cultures in the English-speaking world. The Department serves constituents both inside and outside the university — including interdisciplinary programs, service-learning projects and the discipline at large — and prepares students for careers inside and outside of academia. We believe that the analytical study of our sub-disciplines helps develop logical thought, awareness of the complexity of texts and of value judgments, apprehension of others’ points of view, and imagination. English studies can expand creative, communicative and cognitive capacities; can sharpen the ability to make difficult judgments; and can help us understand societies, times and cultures different from our own.
Empathy. Imagination. Ethical self-expression. Social justice and inclusion. Cultures, past and present. Individual and global perspectives. Evidence and argumentation. The meaning(s) of style. Aesthetics across media. Books.