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

Prof. Cutter and Prof. Williams Present at Joint Book Talk

On February 14, Professors of Africana Studies and English Martha Cutter and Erika Williams spoke at a joint book talk about their recent publications. They summarized their findings and arguments to a crowd of curious minds packed into the Philip E. Austin Building’s Stern Lounge. Evelyn Simien, Interim Director of the Africana Studies Institute and […]

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Prof. Hogan On His Novel, “A People Without Shame”

Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor Patrick Hogan has written extensively on various research interests, but he is most proud of his novel, “A People Without Shame.” In conversation with an English Department student worker, he said, “This is by far my favorite.” Published in May of this year, the first draft of the novel was […]

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