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  • Department of English

    Monmouth University's Department of English gives students the opportunity to study literature, writing, and rhetoric in a supportive and engaging intellectual community of faculty and peers. English majors and minors are encouraged to pursue their interests under the direction of dedicated and accomplished faculty mentors both inside and outside the classroom, and can choose from a range of programs and courses offerings in the areas of literature, creative writing and professional writing. Students will enhance their close reading and analytical skills as they encounter the pleasures and possibilities found in reading literary works of aesthetic and cultural value. A major or minor in English enables students to develop critical awareness that prepares them for careers in the areas of teaching, law, business, publishing, writing, and administration, and most importantly, lays the foundation for a lifelong engagement with the versatility, power, and beauty of language.

  • Prescott Evarts

    Dr. Prescott Evarts

    The Department of English and the Monmouth University community mourn the death of our dear colleague and friend, Dr. Prescott Evarts. His deep and abiding love for literature, his commitment to our students, and his generosity of spirit were constants for us all. Dr. Evarts was not simply a part of Monmouth; he was Monmouth, a devoted, active and integral member of its history and growth for the last 51 years. We cannot imagine our campus without him, but we take comfort in the fact that he did what he loved to do for his entire life. Poet, professor, colleague, friend: he will be sorely missed. We extend our deepest condolences to his family, especially his wife, Janine.

    Viewing will take place on Friday, September 1 from 4-7 at John E. Day Funeral Home in Red Bank. The funeral service will be at Christ Episcopal Church in Middletown at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 2.