English

Why Study English?

Why Study English?

Professor and Chair Frank Grady Considers the Question

English Graduate Students Explore Disability Studies

English Graduate Students Explore Disability Studies

Assistant Professor Lauren Obermark's New Course Challenges Assumptions and Questions Stereotypes

UMSL Poet Earns Excellence in Teaching Award

UMSL Poet Earns Excellence in Teaching Award

Professor Shane Seely receives the 2014 Gerald and Deanne Gitner Excellence in Teaching Award

Maltby Wins Chancellor's Award for Innovation in Teaching

Maltby Wins Chancellor's Award for Innovation in Teaching

Associate Teaching Professor Deborah Maltby receives the 2014 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence for a Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Member

Why Study English?
English Graduate Students Explore Disability Studies
UMSL Poet Earns Excellence in Teaching Award
Maltby Wins Chancellor's Award for Innovation in Teaching


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?


News and Events

Suellynn Duffey, our Writing Program Administrator, will be speaking at the 2015 CCCC Annual Convention.  Click here for full details.


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