Duke University Linguistics Program

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About the English Majors Union (EMU)

What is EMU?

We're not the largest bird native to Australia, but we are a group of undergraduate students with an appreciation for the nuanced power of words and the wisdom and human frailty inherent in the narrative. In other words, we really love to read and write and are pretty awesome at it too.

Who joins EMU?

If you're interested in getting an English major or a minor, or are just wide open to the possibilities, you are welcome to join.

What is EMU doing this year?

Traditionally, EMU links students with professors via flunches and provides undergraduates with advice on courses. In the past, EMU has organized:

  • A Graduate-Undergraduate interaction program
  • Career panels and a heightened awareness of what you can do with your English major
  • A thesis panel
  • Book clubs
  • Book swaps for course books
  • Awesome T-shirts and coffee mugs! 

If you are interested in joining, or in filling any of the EMU's open positions, please contact rebecca.gibson@duke.edu.