The English Department at Carleton is a warm and vibrant community of students and faculty with interests that range from literary classics to contemporary writing, popular culture, and digital media. While pursuing their studies, our students will get to experience a departmental culture that prioritizes intellectual debate about literature and is dedicated to connection-building between students and between students and faculty. The links below are windows into some of the best student experiences in English on offer anywhere in Canada.

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Graduate Life in English

The Department of English offers graduate degrees at both the Masters and the Doctoral level. Find out more about what it is like to do graduate work in the department and to learn about our vibrant departmental community.

Department Blogs

Take a look at what our departmental bloggers have to say. Here you will find The Co-op Experience Blog, the English Department Blog, “Life in English” Student Bloggers, and more!

Student Groups

Our student groups provide opportunities to learn the writer’s craft and socialize with peers in the department.


Are you curious about life after English? Find out what some of our alumni have been up to since graduation.


Interesting Success Stories

Myth: Not all English students become teachers! Fact: The study of English literature leads to many more career pathways then you might think. Consider some of the following stories from recent grads, whose degrees and interests, cultivated and nurtured in our department, have had interesting outcomes.


Student Testimonials

If you’re wondering whether an English degree is for you, consider these testimonials from some of our recent grads

Contact Us!

Curious about the Department? Our Administrative Team can answer your questions and put you in touch with current students!