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

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

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Recent News

  • Prof. Briona Jones wins Lammy in LGBTQ Anthology
    In addition to recently winning the Publishing Triangle’s Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction, Professor Briona Jones has just won a Lammy in the LGBTQ Anthology category. The Lambda Literary Foundation just announced Briona’s win for Mouths of Rain: An Anthology of Black Lesbian Thought at the Lammys on June 11. View all 2022 Lambda […]
    Posted on June 16, 2022
  • Grad Landings: Amy Fehr ’22 (PhD) to UAW Local 2322
    Amy Fehr, who successfully defended her dissertation in May, has just landed a position as Organizer/Representative for UAW Local 2322 in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Many congratulations to Amy and her committee: Kathy Knapp, Advisor, and Chris Vials and Clare Eby, associate advisors.  
    Posted on June 16, 2022
  • Grad Landings: Matthew Shelton ’15 (MA) ’19 (PhD)
    Matthew Shelton has just accepted a one-year renewable position as Lecturer in Irish Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, in the Celtic Studies Program. Congratulations to Matthew and his committee: Penelope Pelizzon, major advisor, and Mary Burke, Brendan Kane, Charles Mahoney, and Peter Constantine, associate advisors.   Best wishes, Matthew!
    Posted on June 16, 2022

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