English Department

Why do students choose an English major? For the many things we study: language, ideas, and theories. We are really six overlapping sub-divisions under one umbrella—the English Department. We study literature, composition and rhetoric, linguistics, editing and publishing, English education, and creative writing.

What can you do with an English degree? Many things. Our graduates work as teachers (elementary through university, in the U.S. and overseas), editors, publishers, writers for television and movies, software publishers, lawyers, doctors, bankers—the list goes on and on.

Whatever combination of our six disciplines you choose to focus on, we'll help you develop communication skills, written and oral. And those skills will open many doors for you.

For more information about our programs, visit the pages along the top navigation, and feel free to stop by the department office in Siskiyou Hall 102 any time.


Nathan Heggins Bryant - Book in Common Presentation

The Contours of Prison Writing: Or what we (should) talk about when we talk about prison writing. Presented by Dr. Nathan Heggins Bryant.

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NEW! Assistant Professor Position in Latinx/@ or Chicanx/@ Studies

College of Humanities and Fine Arts invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in English at the Assistant Professor level to start August 2016.


2016 Diversity Award

The Department of English is seeking applicants for its Diversity Award in the amount of $500.00. Applications are due Friday, April 15th at noon.


Sean Hill - Poetry Presentation

Sean Hill was born and raised in Milledgeville, Georgia. His poems have appeared in Callaloo, Harvard Review, The Oxford American, Poetry, Tin House, and numerous other journals, and in several anthologies including Black Nature and Villanelles. Hill is an editor at Broadsided Press, a monthly broadside publisher. He’s currently a visiting professor in the creative writing pro-gram at UA-Fairbanks.

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HFA Graduation Celebration

Spring 2015 Awards - Department of English