Department of English

Welcome to the Department of English at Coastal Carolina University. Our department is made up of extraordinary faculty members who are outstanding teachers and scholars engaged in a wide range of innovative (and often interdisciplinary) scholarship and creative work.


Listen to Our Award Winning Poets Read their Broadsides here: 

Fall 2019 Winner - Selena Mendoza - Hand-Me-Down 

Spring 2020 Winner - Lucan Hallauer - Listen

This Department Offers Two Majors:

1) The B.A. in English, with concentrations in

  • Composition, Rhetoric, and Linguistics
  • Creative Writing
  • Literature and Culture
  • English Studies

2) The B.A. in Digital Culture and Design, which combines liberal arts-based critical thinking skills with experiential learning projects through a newly developed pedagogical approach called “critical making.”

We Also Offer Minors In:

Furthermore, we house the M.A. in Writing program, which offers courses in creative writing, composition and rhetoric, professional writing, literature, and linguistics. The MAW degree prepares students for careers in writing, editing, and publishing or for further graduate study in M.F.A. or Ph.D. programs.



Jen Boyle
Chair, Professor
Early Modern, New Media, Theory
Edwards 223 | 843-349-6654 | 

Denise Paster
Associate Chair, Professor 
Coordinator of First Year Writing
Edwards 214 | 843-349-2612 | 

Joan Trupiano
Administrative Specialist
Edwards 224