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Department of English Language and Literature

  • MFA Poetry Student Reads Her Work at  Poetry Marathon in Columbia

Beyond the Classroom

In a world where reading and writing are vital to our everyday lives, learning in our department goes well beyond the classroom.

Writers’ Series

Hear acclaimed authors read their work in person at The Open Book, the Fall Literary Festival, and other series.

Student Organizations

Learn more about your field and the people in it. Expand your networks. Get involved.

Student Research

Take advantage of opportunities for developing, funding and publishing student research.


Explore possible career paths.  Gain experience. Discover work that helps you thrive.

Study Abroad

Want to study Shakespeare at London’s rebuilt Globe Theater? Learn Mandarin in an immersive experience in Shanghai? Live and learn in places you’ve only imagined.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.