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

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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 Landing: Margaret Ascenzo to GWU

Congratulations to Margaret Ascenzo, ’20 (Ph. D), who has accepted a position as Instructional Technologist at George Washington University in Washington, DC! Special thanks to Margaret’s committee: Charles Mahoney (major advisor), Sarah Winter, and Yohei Igarashi.

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Upcoming Events

  1. Mar 30 Carl Wennerlind: "Scarcity: A History from the Origins of Capitalism to the Climate Crisis"12:30pm
  2. Mar 30 Reading Group1:00pm
  3. Mar 30 Anne Enright/Gerson Irish Reading7:00pm
  4. Apr 3 Young Adult Publishing5:00pm
  5. Apr 3 Film Screening of Marianne and Discussion with Director Valentina Canavesio6:00pm
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