The LSU English Department has an illustrious history, once boasting having Pulitzer Prize winning novelist and poet Robert Penn Warren, author of All the King’s Men, and critic Cleanth Brooks, a founder of the New Criticism, on its faculty. Today we continue that tradition of creative writing and innovative criticism by offering concentrations in Literature, Creative Writing, Secondary Education, and Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture. Our faculty has published on everything from Chaucer to comic books. Our teachers have won numerous University awards and are eager to serve the diverse students who come to LSU. Our undergraduates have gone on to a wide variety of careers, including law, medicine, business, journalism, advertising, the arts, and education. Our graduate students have gone on to academic careers, as well as careers in education and the arts.
Professor Joseph Kronick
Chair, Department of English