Our English majors have found challenging, rewarding opportunities for growth through research and internships. As you pursue your degree in English, you can follow your interests to make new discoveries and present your findings at conferences.

Research Projects

Faculty members guide you from the first creative insight to a mature final piece of scholarship or creative writing.

Students’ recent projects have looked at Victorian spiritualism, science, and psychic detection, compared Western and Non-western subjectivities, and explored book frontispieces and the Renaissance. Other students have examined psychoanalytic readings of Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom, written and edited poems with the department’s poets, assisted Old English studies through bibliographic work, and discovered troubadour-style musical rhythms in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

Student researchers have presented at many conferences and conventions, including the National Conferences on Undergraduate Research, the annual British Studies Student Symposium at Rhodes College, the Sigma Tau Delta International Convention, and the Southern Literary Festival. Additionally, they showcase their work during our own Furman Engaged!, a day-long showcase of undergraduate exhibits, performances, and presentations.


More than 68 percent of Furman students complete internships during their time here, and we are committed to helping you find the right position to develop your skills and knowledge. Our interns have worked for a solicitor’s office, a PR firm, news agencies, and in telecommunications, to name a few areas. Courses include:

  • English 501: Independent Study
  • English 503: Individual Internship
  • English 505: Coursework in Conjunction with Internship

Learn more from the Furman Internship office. Visit the Internship office.