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Department of English

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The Department of English is devoted to the study of literature, media, and creative arts. We offer courses in all periods and genres of English, American, and Anglophone literature—poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and drama—as well as a wide array of classes in creative writing, film, media studies, journalism, rhetoric, and theater.

The department joins critics, scholars, and artists in an environment that fosters interactive learning and teaching, with extensive opportunities to pursue internships and independent research.

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River Campus Academic

Upcoming Events

On Duty and Spirit: An Evening with Reece Auguiste

On Film is excited to present the Spring 2019 program “On Duty & Spirit: An Evening with Reece Auguiste," with the filmmaker in attendance. Free and open to...

Thursday, February 28 6:00pm
Plutzik Reading Series: Vievee Francis

Vievee Francis is the author of three books of poetry: Blue-Tail Fly (Wayne State University Press, 2006), Horse in the Dark (winner of the Cave Canem...

Tuesday, March 5 5:00pm
Plutzik Reading Series: Claire Messud

Claire Messud’s five novels include The Emperor’s Children, a New York Times Book of the Year in 2006; The Woman Upstairs (2013); and, most recently, The...

Monday, April 1 5:00pm
Ford Lecture: Laura Walls

Thursday, April 4 5:00pm
Fairbanks Lecture: N. Katherine Hayles

N. Katherine Hayles, author and director, teaches and writes on the relations of literature, science and technology in the 20th and 21st centuries. Her print...

Thursday, November 14 5:00pm

Recent Events

Plutzik Reading Series: Patrick Phillips

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Plutzik Reading Series: Donald Revell

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

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