English at UNH
“English majors are used to getting a tough assignment, figuring it out, and getting it done” (The Small Business Bible). English majors are experts in the art and science of words; this gives you skills to expand your imaginative potential and solve real-world problems. English journalists report, write and produce innovative stories across multiple platforms. English teachers create multi-media lessons to bring literature to life in the classroom. Linguists detect the mechanisms, and the magic, that make language work. Creative writers exercise the craft of writing, reading and imagining as literary artists. Studying literature inspires different ways of living in and imagining the world; it sharpens and expands the mind, and equips you to succeed in a wide variety of careers, including law and the next new start-up, requiring expertise in critical thinking, problem solving and writing persuasively.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Brian Evans-Jones, Poetry MFA 2016, has won the poetry section of the 2017 Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award from Poets & Writers.Monday, May 22, 2017
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Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Alum Wins Oscar, Golden Globe, Says UNH Helped Pave Way
English major alum Jennifer Lee ’92 accepted a Best Animated Feature Oscar for the Disney film Frozen at the 2014 Academy Awards in Hollywood. Lee wrote the screenplay for Frozen and co-directed the film with Chris Buck. Lee and Buck also won a Best Animated Feature Golden Globe for the film.
In this WMUR segment, Lee gives “a huge shout-out to UNH.” “The education there contributed so much to me becoming a storyteller” says Lee, who also told WMUR that UNH helped her to become a fearless writer capable of creating a fearless character.