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.


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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

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Undergraduate Education

Students can customize their experience with our flexible English major and minor options.

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Graduate Education

Our department offers graduate Ph.D., MA, and combined MA/Ph.D. tracks.

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Recent News

  • Prof. Emerita Lynn Bloom Publishes Book
    Please 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

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  3. Sep 29 D-I-Y Zine Basics 12:30pm
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