The study of English is fundamental to a liberal education. It deals not only with literary works of the imagination—poems, plays, novels, short stories, and non-fiction—but also with the use of language as a means of communication. The English Department offers the student the opportunity to develop an appreciation of literature and sensitivity to literary techniques and language and to increase mastery of written expression. Courses in the department help students to become better readers, writers, and speakers, and thus have the added benefit of preparing students for graduate study in law, medicine, business, education and other professional fields that value effective communication.


Mailing Address:

Department of English
Box 47A
College of the Holy Cross
One College Street
Worcester, MA 01610

Department Chair

Prof. Jonathan Mulrooney, Chair
e-mail: jmulroon@holycross.edu
telephone: 508/793-3440
office: Fenwick 212

Department Academic Administrative Assistant

Ms. Jan Berry - Fenwick 209
e-mail: jberry@holycross.edu
telephone: 508/793-2562
fax: 508/793-3894