Center for the Literary Arts
Cornell launched the Center for the Literary Arts in the fall of 2012, creating more opportunities for creative writing across departments and disciplines. Read more
Cornell Alumna Julia Morrison ’11, with help from staff members and contributing artists Marika von Zellen ’12 and Abbey Sturm ’11, founded the online literary magazine, The Alligator, geared at producing work from new artists, writers, and musicians. Their first issue features poetry, short fiction, photography, a comic, and an interview with a writer. Read More
Theatre, Arts & Architecture in England
English faculty and students travel to England for a block every other year
English course production of "As You Like It"
English students stage full Shakespearean productions every other year
English & Creative Writing
The Department of English and Creative Writing offers a broad range of courses for majors and non-majors alike, including off-campus courses ranging from Chicago to Namibia and courses that emphasize global and social concerns such as “AIDS Literature, Film, and Social Theory” and “American Nature Writers.” The major fosters a general understanding of English and American literary history while enabling students to concentrate in one of three areas: literature, creative writing, or film studies.
Students can also take part in Cornell’s vibrant literary life through opportunities supported by the Center for the Literary Arts. Through the center's programs, students can take courses led by distinguished visiting writers, attend readings and workshops, contribute to the literary magazine Open Field, or participate in one of the many creative student organizations on campus.