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  • Spring 2023 registration info and English course descriptions!

    November 4, 2022 by

    Registration is now open for the spring 2023 semester, and courses are already filling up fast. The English program is running English major-level courses in Dobbs Ferry, the Bronx, Manhattan, and online. Click here to open a PDF containing descriptions and other info for everything the English program is offering in the spring. Contact the Program Director… Read more


    September 26, 2022 by

    Red Hyacinth Journal is an annually published, perfect-bound literary magazine that showcases the writing and art of Mercy College students and alum. The journal’s first issue was produced in 2018 through the generosity of the family of the late Professor Valerie Lewis, a former instructor in the English program.  Over the past few issues, Red Hyacinth has featured… Read more

  • Author Event with Patricia Engel, Hosted by Dr. Celia Reissig-Vasile

    September 22, 2022 by

    On Wednesday, September 28, Dr. Celia Reissig-Vasile of the Mercy College English Program will be hosting a discussion with author Patricia Engel, regarding her book Infinite Country. Mercy College English majors are strongly encouraged to attend this event; you can attend on zoom, using your own computer, or can join a larger viewing party in… Read more

  • Fall 2022 Course Offerings

    March 9, 2022 by

    General registration for fall (and summer) 2022 courses begins at 9:00am eastern on Monday, March 14. Please browse the lookbook linked here see course offerings and descriptions. As always, contact the undergraduate English Program Director ( if you have any questions, or need help.

  • Summer Fellowship (Paid Internship) Opportunity in Professional Publishing

    February 11, 2022 by

    The Association of American Literary Agents (AALA), and their non-profit sister organization Literary Agents of Change (LAOC), are sponsoring fellowships for summer 2022. Mercy College English students, undergrad or grad, with an interest in the field of publishing are strongly encouraged to apply. Those selected will receive a grant of $6,000 each and be paired… Read more

  • Call for Submissions: Red Hyacinth Magazine 2021

    October 20, 2021 by

    Creative writers and artists take note: the Red Hyacinth magazine of Mercy College is currently accepting submissions for publication-consideration for the 2021-22 edition. Getting work published in the college’s literary magazine can provide great personal satisfaction, as well as a valuable line-item on a resume. All Mercy College students and alumni are eligible for publication. The faculty… Read more

  • English Major Course Offerings Spring 2022

    October 14, 2021 by

    Below is a downloadable PDF to a lookbook containing a list of English major course offerings, and descriptions of most of those offerings, for spring 2022. Registration for the spring semester will begin near the start of November 2021. If any students have any questions about courses, registration, or the English major, please don’t hesitate… Read more

  • Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet: Performance and Interactive Event

    April 26, 2021 by

    As a part of the Mercy College English Program’s annual Christie Day Shakespeare celebration, Red Bull Theater’s virtual production of Romeo and Juliet will take place on Thursday, May 6th from 12-1:25pm. They will start with a 10-minute warm-up at 12pm, and the livestream will go from 12:10-1:10pm. They’ll finish up with a talkback from 1:10-1:25pm. If you want… Read more

  • Fall 2021 English Major Course Offerings

    March 17, 2021 by

    Registration for summer and fall 2021 begins on Monday 3/22. In addition to the English 200 Poetics and English 400 Seminar in Literary Research & Writing courses that we run for our majors, as well as our many creative writing and short story offerings, we will be running ten different major-level English offerings. Click here… Read more

  • English Lit Course Descriptions Spring 2021

    October 20, 2020 by

    Click here to open a PDF containing course descriptions for many of the Spring 2021 English literature offerings. Not included in the PDF are descriptions for ENGL 200 Poetics and ENGL 400 Seminar in Literary Research & Writing; nor descriptions for our many creative writing and short story offerings. For information about those, consult the… Read more

  • Spring 2021 Courses and Faculty Advising

    October 6, 2020 by

    English majors and minors (and those interested in an English major or minor) take note: registration for spring 2021 will be starting soon, most likely in early November. Students will find a wide variety of literature and creative-writing options on the schedule, and as a result of the College’s ongoing response to the COVID pandemic… Read more

  • Upcoming Courses Fall 2020

    June 1, 2020 by

    The coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt regular college scheduling, but we at least know that Mercy English will be offering a robust selection of courses this fall either wholly online, in the form of an online/on-campus hybrid, or, if a breakthrough occurs over the summer, in the normal manner where some courses run online while… Read more

  • Red Hyacinth Call for Creative Submissions

    November 10, 2019 by

    The Red Hyacinth literary journal, run by English faculty and students, is accepting until November 15th submissions of creative writing, art, and other print-media for the 2019-20 edition. Mercy College students and alumni of any major field are welcome and encouraged to send a submission for publication consideration. Refer to the Red Hyacinth page for… Read more

  • Spring 2020 English Course Offerings

    November 10, 2019 by

    For Spring 2020 the English program is running a variety of major-level courses ranging from traditional offerings in the field, to brand-new and eclectic courses. The spring schedule includes numerous Creative Writing Poetry (ENGL 217), Fiction (ENGL 218), and Non-Fiction (ENGL 219) courses; and many Short Story (ENGL 220) courses too. Refer to the poster… Read more

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