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English and Media Studies

To succeed in business — or any industry — you need to be able to communicate effectively. At Bentley, you’ll learn how to do just that, developing the skills you need to tell your story in a clear and compelling way. You’ll also explore literary genres and critical theory, learning how to interpret literature, film and other media within historical, political and cultural contexts. And you’ll examine how categories of “otherness” (such as race, class and gender) reflect and shape language and meaning in an increasingly globalized and diverse world. Our program encourages both creative and critical thinking, preparing you for success in any career requiring excellence in oral and written communication, such as publishing, journalism, marketing, public policy, public relations, law, education and more.

Teaching and Research Highlights

Teaching and Research Highlights

Author of "Mosaic" in The Story Prize Competition
Prof. Barbara Paul-Emile, author of "Mosaic" (Eunoia Publishing), explores the source of her impulse to write.

Faculty Publications
A number of English and Media Studies faculty have recently published books, articles, and films.

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Department News

14th Annual Bentley University Film Festival
Please join us for the 14th Annual Bentley University Film Festival (BUFFYs), celebrating the best films, photography, design, and writing from Bentley's talented media students!

First Annual Creative Writing Student Reading Series
Join us for our inaugural student reading series, showcasing the work of our creative writing students.

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Student Opportunities and Alumni News

American Pavilion / Cannes Film Festival Student Internship Program
The American Pavilion has been the heart of Hollywood's presence at Cannes, and AmPav's worldwide Student Programs have helped students launch their careers in these industries.

Writing Center

Writing Center

Need help with writing assignments? The Writing Center is here to help.

Few students find it easy to do all the writing required of them in college. Forms of writing assigned in college often differ from those assigned in high school, and college professors' standards are often higher than those of high school teachers. Bentley provides you with a special writing resource: the Writing Center.

The Writing Center is open days and evenings for one-to-one assistance with writing skills. It is staffed by a writing instructor and by peer tutors chosen both for the quality of their own writing and for their friendliness.

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Ben Aslinger
Department Chair, Associate Professor of English
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Kathleen Sheehan
Senior Academic Coordinator
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