If you are planning to contact the Department, please consult the following list to see if your question is answered. Thank you.
Will you send me information about applying to the graduate program?
The English Department does not mail out admissions, financial aid or application materials. All of our mailings related to graduate application are handled by the GSAS Admissions Office. You can request an application from their web site or call them at 617-495-5315. You may even apply on-line. You may also visit the Graduate Program page and English Graduate Admissions FAQ to see if the information there answers questions you may have.
PLEASE NOTE: A section on general guidelines for admissions to the English Department will be included in the information sent to you by the Admissions Office.
Does the Department of English participate in the Visiting Scholar Program?
The Department of English takes on a small number of Visiting Scholars each year. The Visiting Scholars Committee accepts applications on an ongoing basis. For more information please consult this Visiting Scholar PDF.
How do I set up an appointment to speak with a faculty member?
Most of our faculty keep their own appointment books, so you should contact the faculty member directly. A list of faculty office hours is available on our web site; anyone wishing to make an appointment with the Director of Undergraduate Studies or the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies should call 617-495-2533 or 617-495-8443.
Can I speak to a faculty member about a grammatical question?
Our faculty are not available to answer grammatical questions. Questions of this nature should be directed to your local library; however, you may also consult the Widener Library Reference Desk at 617-495-2411. You may also consult the Harvard Writing Center page on Grammar, Punctuation, and Style, or call the Northeastern University Grammar Hotline at 617-373-2512.
Where can I direct my literary questions?
Once again, our faculty are not available to act as fact-checkers or as a substitute for research. Literary questions should be directed to your local library; however, you may also consult the Widener Library Reference Desk at 617-495-2411.
Where is / when is the class / section / reading / lecture / reception taking place?
You can consult the the "Classroom Information" link for the appropriate term under the "Courses" link above. Lists of course meeting times and locations are also available at the Registrar's Office website. Consult the "Room Information and Updates" links for questions about section meeting times and locations, or contact the Head TF of the course in question if the information is unavailable on this website.
What do I do if I still have unanswered questions?
If you still have an unanswered question please contact the main department number of 617-495-2533.