English Department Resources
St. Davids Campus
Eastern University’s picturesque campus is the perfect place for college students to live and study with its on-campus residence halls, the Warner library, multiple study rooms, the recently renovated McInnis Learning Center, and state-of-the-art classrooms. The Warner Library provides students with access to 65,000 periodical titles in paper and electronic format, 870,000+ microform items, and over 60,000 full text ejournals, including the most current and popular journals and resources. The English Department is located in the center of campus in McInnis Hall. Click here to view the interactive map of our campus.
Nestled in affluent Wayne, PA, Eastern University is in one of the top 10 college communities in the country (USA Today). There are 40 colleges in the Philadelphia and Philadelphia suburbs, 25% of which are on the Main Line. Eastern students can take advantage of Wayne’s small, walkable downtown, which is lined with local cafes, stores, and businesses. Wayne is an especially good resource for students who are looking for internships or work experience.
Eastern University is situated just outside the major, historic urban metropolis of Philadelphia, a diverse city which evinces all of the benefits and challenges of a major urban center and which provides unique learning and living opportunities for students. Eastern students can take the train from the St. Davids station (located adjacent to campus) and be in the city within 20-25 minutes.
Literary and Writing Opportunities
Philadelphia and surrounding communities offer a wide range of libraries, museums, writing workshops, and other locations and activities related to English writing and literature. Field trips to see plays performed in the city, view manuscripts, or to engage in other scholarly and creative opportunities are a unique part of the English major experience at Eastern.
Here are a few events and places of interest within a short distance of campus:
- The West Chester Poetry Conference
- The Rosenbach Museum and Library
- The Free Library of Philadephia
- Kelly Writer’s House at the University of Pennsylvania
- The Edgar Allan Poe House
- The Walt Whitman House
- The Athenaeum of Philadelphia
- American Philosophical Society
- The Library Company of Philadelphia
- Bryn Mawr Creative Writing Program Reading Series