UConn English is a vibrant, collaborative community that covers the full range of literature written in English across the globe.
The UConn Department of English offers education and outreach programs that help students across the University become excellent writers, thoughtful communicators, and engaged citizens. Our scholars produce innovative research that asks tough questions about English and its impact on society.
Through our courses in traditional and emerging areas of study, we train students to become better readers and writers of text in all forms. We also share our love of English broadly, hosting programs that bring guest speakers, writers-in-residence, and educational initiatives to communities at UConn and beyond our five campuses.
Ratio of majors to full-time English professors at UConn
Average class size for undergraduate courses
Professional, literary, and writing events offered annually by the Department
Find a full list of our faculty, course instructors, and contact information.
Students can customize their experience with our flexible English major and minor options.
Our department offers graduate Ph.D., MA, and combined MA/Ph.D. tracks.
- Department Accomplishments February 2022 – July 2022Our department accomplishments between February 2022 and July 2022, featuring faculty and graduate students.Posted on August 5, 2022
- Prof. Emerita Lynn Bloom Publishes BookPlease join us in congratulating Professor Emerita Lynn Bloom on her new book, “Recipe“, with Bloomsbury Academic Publishing. In the book, Bloom examines of the social and cultural aspects of recipes.Posted on July 21, 2022
- Karen Dahl ’99 (CLAS, Double Major English and French) UCONN MagThe Biden administration wasted no time tapping this alum.Posted on July 19, 2022