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Comics Studies comes to PSU

Comics Studies comes to PSU
Students looking to join Portland’s robust comics scene as writers, artists and theorists have a fresh avenue for study and exploration. The certificate program kicked off this term with a slew of courses taught by some of the country’s top comics creators.

Mitchell S. Jackson wins Gaines Award for Literary Excellence

Mitchell S. Jackson wins Gaines Award for Literary Excellence
Mitchell S. Jackson (MA 2002) wins award for “The Residue Years,” published in 2013.

Our department offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses to meet the needs of students with a diversity of interests, and academic and professional backgrounds. By studying literature, rhetoric, composition, and critical theory, students in the Department of English acquire experience in intertextual and cross-disciplinary inquiry represented by many cultures and historical periods. They learn critical approaches to texts and issues that enable them to interpret and compare positions, to read closely, critically, and with empathy, to conduct research, to weigh evidence, and to write with insight and expertise.