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.
Julie Choffel, Assistant Professor of English on the Hartford campus, has won the 2023 Backwaters Prize in Poetry for 2023 for her piece, Dear Wallace. The manuscript reflects in verse on the legacy of Hartford-area poet Wallace Stevens. Backwaters Press is an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press. They will be publishing Dear Wallace […][Read More]
Gina Barreca, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of English, is a contributor in Ms. Magazine’s upcoming book to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legendary feminist magazine, 50 YEARS OF Ms.: THE BEST OF THE PATHFINDING MAGAZINE THAT IGNITED A REVOLUTION. More information on the book and its contributors can be found on the magazine’s website.[Read More]
April Anson, Julie Choffel, Najnin Islam, were featured on UConn Today as new faculty in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.[Read More]