English and
Cultural Studies

The teaching and research provided through our department focus upon the critical interpretation, social and historical context, and creative expression of literature and culture. The department cultivates the understanding and skills critical to participation and success in a complex, multicultural and global world.

Noteworthy

Liam Rice '17 creates his own vision

The academic rigor of his senior capstone helped this self-described "arts crusader" realize a long-held ambition to be a playwright, but the real magic occurred when he saw "The Gate" brought to life on stage.

Presidential election 2016: A learning experience for all

For many Bryant faculty members whose expertise includes the political arena, the 2016 presidential election is a living teaching lab.

Jillian Bonafede '15: Gaining confidence through campus engagement

Leadership opportunities and SIE transformed a "totally lost" teen into a confident grad who will begin her career as a Cigna benefit analyst.

Stephanie Griffith '13: Survey of campus attitudes

Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Hochberg Women's Center resources led her to research campus climate as it relates to homophobia, LGBTQ issues.

Bryant introduces Creative and Applied Arts concentration

Studio courses and classes that explore the historical and theoretical approaches to artistic forms will prepare students for careers at design, theater, and internet companies, museums, nonprofits, and community arts organizations.

An interdisciplinary approach to teaching and research

Jeff Cabusao, Ph.D., assistant professor of English and Cultural Studies, helps students develop multiple filters for reading the world around them.

Philosophies of friendship

In this podcast, Tom Roach, assistant professor of English and cultural studies, discusses his view that "the politics of friendship are at the heart of activist movements and socialist movements."

The 'silent witness' reads

Tom Chandler, professor of creative writing, considers himself a "silent witness" to contemporary life. In this podcast, he reads from his new collection of poetry and discusses his approach to writing.

Bryant honors exemplary faculty

The Faculty Achievement Awards and the Faculty Federation Distinguished Faculty Award are Bryant’s highest faculty honors in the two colleges. The awards recognize superior accomplishments in teaching, research and publication, service, and mentoring.