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English Alum Alison Zeidler

English Alum Alison Zeidler

Alison Zeidler wants to see St. Louis thrive, making her a natural fit for her work as assistant vice president of New Market Tax Credits at the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership.

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Eamonn Wall Honored

Eamonn Wall Honored

Villanova (Pa.) University named Eamonn Wall to prestigious Charles A. Heimbold Chair of Irish Studies at Villanova University for the spring 2014 semester.

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Latest Natural Bridge Issue

Latest Natural Bridge Issue

The latest issue of Natural Bridge is in full circulation now. The literary journal features the best fiction, poetry and essays it receives from writers all over the nation.

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The study of literature, language, and the arts of reading and writing is central to the mission of the University of Missouri-St. Louis English Department.  Distinguished teachers, scholars and writers offer a wide variety of courses, programs, and opportunities for learning and research both in St. Louis and abroad.

The undergraduate program offers both a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in English, with a rich literary concentration and optional areas of additional emphasis. Students who specialize in writing may obtain a Writing Certificate or publish their creative writing in Litmag, the student magazine. 

The graduate program offers an Master of Arts in English with a concentration in literature or composition, taught by eminent and well-published scholars. The Master of Fine Arts provides study under the direction of a faculty of prize-winning novelists, poets and short story writers, and the opportunity to work on Natural Bridge, an international journal of creative writing. 

The English Department collaborates in many of its offerings with the Pierre Laclede Honors College, Gender Studies, and the Irish Studies program. Opportunities for study abroad exist through the Galway Summer Program, the Missouri London Program, and the Center for International Studies. The department also operates the Writing Academic Center (222 SSB), which offers assistance to students in all university divisions.

We invite you to meet English Department advisors and find out more about our offerings on the 4th floor of Lucas Hall, or explore further at our website.
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Congratulations!
The English Department is pleased to learn that  Professor Deborah Maltby has won the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence for a NTT faculty member and that Professor Shane Seely has received  the Gerald and Deanne Gitner for Excellence in Teaching.  
Congratulations to Professor Frank Grady for being selected as the Benedict Distinguished Visiting Professor at Carleton College for 2014-15. The Carleton Dean writes that the Benedict Professorship exists to allow departments to bring in "scholars of distinction who could enrich our teaching programs and stimulate their Carleton faculty colleagues." Professor Grady will be teaching at Carleton in the Spring Semester of 2015.
 
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