About

With close to 300 majors and minors and over 30 faculty members, we are the largest humanities department at Emory.  Our top-ranked Creative Writing program benefits from faculty who are major voices in poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction, and our highly selective PhD program has placed scholars in faculty around the United States and internationally and in curatorial positions in distinguished archival collections.  Faculty in our writing program teach courses in technical writing, oral and visual communication, writing for interactive media, and rhetorical theory.  They also oversee Emory’s first-year writing program and Writing Across Emory (WAE), the College’s writing across the curriculum program. 

Many of our scholars bring interdisciplinary perspectives to fields such as African American studies, literature & science, LatinX studies, digital humanities, disability studies, Irish studies, studies in gender and sexuality, psychoanalysis, postcolonial studies, rhetorical genre studies, and philosophical and theoretical approaches to literature.   We regularly host visiting writers and scholars from around the world, most prominently in our biennial Ellmann lecture series, and our research and teaching draws on the world-class archives held in Emory’s Rose Library.  

We invite you to explore our faculty and graduate student profiles,  curriculum, and programming on this site.