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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Fast Facts

8:1
Ratio of majors to full-time English professors at UConn

25
Average class size for undergraduate courses

30+
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

  • Grad Landings: Laura Godfrey ’20 to National Council for the Social Studies
    Laura Godfrey ’20 (CLAS, Ph.D.) has just accepted a new position as Editor for Social Studies and the Young Learner within the National Council for the Social Studies. We’d like to congratulate her committee: Fiona Somerset, Major Advisor; Sherri Olson and Bob Hasenfratz, Associate Advisors; and external readers, Thomas Long and Joshua Easterling. Congratulations, Laura!
    Posted on December 3, 2021
  • Interview with Grieve Chelwa for the LA Review of Books
    Associate Professor Bhakti Shringarpure interviewed Grieve Chelwa, Director of Research at The New School’s Institute on Race, Power and Political Economy, for the Los Angeles Review of Books, where she acts as a contributor. The two discussed Chelwa’s personal background in Zambia and South Africa, his work on inclusive economic rights, and his interest in […]
    Posted on November 10, 2021

Upcoming Events

  1. Dec 8 Brown Bag Talk - Dark Lady, White Mask, Or Fair Portia’s Counterfeit12:30pm
  2. Dec 9 Leadership Council Meeting5:00pm
  3. Jan 3 Scholastic Writing Awards submission deadline12:00am
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