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Make them love you more. Tech companies love English majors: make them love you even more. Put your words and ideas to work with a professional minor in Software Design & Coding, opening doors to emerging careers in Gaming, Virtual Reality, Digital Publishing, and Creative Entrepreneurship.

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English Program Highlights

greenspring review magazineThe Greenspring Review: A Literary, Art, and Media Magazine

Greenspring Review is a digital literary magazine run by Stevenson University students and produced by the English Language and Literature program. Launched in Fall 2016, this online publication features a wide variety of content including literature, photography, art, video, and other forms of media.

For more information about The Greenspring Review contact faculty advisors Amanda Licastro at or Meagan Nyland at

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Global Game Jam

Global Game Jam

Stevenson University’s English Department is proud to co-host the Stevenson site of Global Game Jam, the world’s largest game hackathon.  Global Game Jam is an exciting race-the-clock game creating experience taking place simultaneously at hundreds of locations around the globe. Writers, programmers, artists, gamers, and creatives at all skill levels collaborate throughout one weekend each year to create new games, presenting and playing their creations at a Sunday evening showcase. Co-sponsored by the English Department and Computer Information Systems.

For more information, click here or contact Prof. Meagan Nyland at To participate, register here. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the public, including students from other universities, are welcome. Attendees must be 18+. 

Summer Writers WorkshopSummer Writers' Workshop

The Stevenson Summer Writers' Workshop invites rising 8-12 graders to spend two weeks exploring creative writing through small group writing workshops with top area writers. Workshops will include instruction in contemporary literature, craft, genre, and publishing. Students will also attend literary readings and performances, enjoy printing and book-making activities, and will present their work publicly at a reading for family and friends at the conclusion of the Summer Writers' Workshop.
Summer Writers Workshop

Visiting Writer SeriesVisiting Writer Series

The English Department’s Visiting Writer Series, supported by the Brooke Peirce Endowment, brings nationally renowned contemporary writers to Stevenson. The series, which combines public readings with intimate master classes, has featured Carmen Maria Machado, finalist for the 2017 National Book Award, Tyehimba Jess, winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, and Eileen Myles, author of more than twenty volumes of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, libretti, and plays. 
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Past Programs

The Comparative Drama ConferenceComparative Drama

Stevenson University hosted the Comparative Drama Conference, an international, interdisciplinary event is dedicated to all aspects of theater and drams scholarship, including textual and performance analysis.

The Comparative Drama Conference was founded in 1977 by Dr. Karelisa Hartigan at the University of Florida. This international, interdisciplinary event is devoted to all aspects of theatre scholarship, including textual and performance analysis. Each year, the conference attracts over 175 leading scholars from around the world for a weekend dedicated to academic collaboration in the fields of English, Theatre, and the Classics.
Comparative Drama Conference

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