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UMSL's New Poet Laureate, Victoria Walls

UMSL's New Poet Laureate, Victoria Walls

"Ultimately, I'm an educator."

MFA Student Chip Houser Discusses the Intersection of Architecture and Writing

MFA Student Chip Houser Discusses the Intersection of Architecture and Writing

"I think stories are really fragile things, and you need an environment that nurtures that so you can develop it where it needs to go. UMSL has done that for me."

Dr. Joseph Carroll Shares Literary Darwinism with Tsinghua University

Dr. Joseph Carroll Shares Literary Darwinism with Tsinghua University

Professor of English Visits Beijing in Summer 2015

Working at “The Current” is a Family Tradition for MA Student Kat Riddler

Working at “The Current” is a Family Tradition for MA Student Kat Riddler

In Her Role as Editor-In-Chief of "The Current," Riddler Promotes Writing, Editing, and Teamwork

MFA Graduate's Feature Documentary Premieres at the St. Louis International Film Festival

MFA Graduate's Feature Documentary Premieres at the St. Louis International Film Festival

Alison Carrick's Film Explores the City's Nuclear History

UMSL's New Poet Laureate, Victoria Walls
MFA Student Chip Houser Discusses the Intersection of Architecture and Writing
Dr. Joseph Carroll Shares Literary Darwinism with Tsinghua University
Working at “The Current” is a Family Tradition for MA Student Kat Riddler
MFA Graduate's Feature Documentary Premieres at the St. Louis International Film Festival


Welcome to the Department of English!


The largest Humanities department at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, we offer an undergraduate major and a minor in English, an MA with a concentration in literature or writing studies, and an MFA in creative writing, as well as undergraduate certificates in professional and creative writing. The Department’s award-winning faculty are dedicated and innovative teachers, writers, and researchers, offering courses reflecting the wide range of our discipline: British and American literatures from the eighth century to the twenty-first, of course, but also classes in expository, analytic, persuasive, and creative writing, in theories of writing and the teaching of writing, in linguistics, literary theory, world literature, literature and science, film, rhetoric, and disability studies.  We also offer courses in cooperation with the Gender Studies Program, the Honors College, and the College of Education; we operate a Writing Center that serves the entire campus; and we publish two literary magazines, Natural Bridge and Litmag.


Now that you know our estimated MPG, though—city and highway—why exactly should you take us out for a test-drive?

Notice to MA students and prospective MA students: The deadline for Teaching Assistantship applications has been extended until February 15. 

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