MA in English Research and Scholarship

The MA in English allows you to tailor your course of study to explore areas of special interest.

Through an independent study, you can undertake a directed reading, research problem, or writing endeavor not otherwise covered by the curriculum and work with faculty experts who publish within their area of interest.

Recent independent studies include:

  • Editing projects - working with faculty on a book or the James Dickey Review
  • Shakespeare's contemporaries
  • Native American mythopoetics
  • Preparing digital editions of works using primary sources and archival materials


MA in English students distinguish themselves, not only with the quality of their scholarship, but also with the venues where their work is presented:

  • Working on and/or writing reviews for the James Dickey Review and submitting work to other magazines/journals
  • Presenting work on the annual panel at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference and at other professional conferences
  • Participating in creative readings and collaborative projects with faculty

Other resources include:

  • The Thornton Writing Program, which brings nationally-acclaimed writers to campus to teach and present public readings.
  • Lynchburg College graduate English conference held in the spring semester
  • The James Dickey Review, LC's professional journal, where students can participate in the editorial work and potentially publish.

For more information, email or

Visit us on Facebook "Lynchburg College Graduate English"

The supportive environment at LC has afforded me the opportunity to pursue research on environmental healing and the recovery of indigenous identity. I have been able to publish and present my scholarship at several major universities during the past year.
- Santina Knight