English Department

Go beyond the page.

Our curriculum reflects both respect for intellectual traditions and an appreciation for the way those traditions have been transformed by the inclusion of other voices. As you learn how to interpret complex texts, relating them to each other and to various traditions, as well as to meaningful cultural and cross-cultural contexts, you will become an insightful reader, a perceptive critic, and an expert writer. Such skills are essential to living productive and imaginative lives, providing excellent preparation for careers in journalism, law and teaching, as well as advertising, business, public or private sector service, and even medicine, to name some of the most popular choices of those who major in literature in English.

Research & Internships

Millsaps students majoring in communication studies have had internships with businesses ranging from restaurants to museums.

Study Abroad

Numerous research opportunities and study-abroad programs led by Millsaps professors offer opportunities to travel to Mexico, China, Tanzania and other countries.


Liz Egan

Liz Egan

Director of the Centers for Writing and Academic Success Lecturer, Creative Writing Director, McMullan Writers Workshops
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