English

Actors From The London Stage to Perform "Richard III" at the Touhill

Actors From The London Stage to Perform "Richard III" at the Touhill

“Hundreds of UMSL students will have the opportunity to meet – and work with – these professional actors who will be visiting our campus,” says Professor Kurt Schreyer

Lynn Staley Earns Chancellor's Award for Excellence to a Non-Tenure Track Faculty Member

Lynn Staley Earns Chancellor's Award for Excellence to a Non-Tenure Track Faculty Member

“I work constantly in my classes to open my students’ eyes to their own possibilities and strengths.”

Professor Sally Ebest Wins Chancellor's Award

Professor Sally Ebest Wins Chancellor's Award

Professor of English Sally Ebest Wins the 2016 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Service

Professor and Chair Frank Grady Receives 2016 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching

Professor and Chair Frank Grady Receives 2016 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching

"Understanding the middle ages involves, in the first place, recognizing the ways in which they are still very much with us.”

Curators' Professor Joseph Carroll's Latest Book Links Humanities and Sciences

Curators' Professor Joseph Carroll's Latest Book Links Humanities and Sciences

"A scientific orientation to a subject discourages ideological poses."

James E. Tierney, 1935-2016

James E. Tierney, 1935-2016

James E. Tierney, Professor Emeritus, Passes

Actors From The London Stage to Perform "Richard III" at the Touhill
Lynn Staley Earns Chancellor's Award for Excellence to a Non-Tenure Track Faculty Member
Professor Sally Ebest Wins Chancellor's Award
Professor and Chair Frank Grady Receives 2016 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
Curators' Professor Joseph Carroll's Latest Book Links Humanities and Sciences
James E. Tierney, 1935-2016


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.

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