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

  • Department Reading Initiative Welcomes Tochi Onyebuchi for Talk
    In a recent article, The Daily Campus wrote about the Equity and Social Justice Reading Group and their last sponsored speaker of the school year, Tochi Onyebuchi. During the talk, Onyebuchi spoke of his book Riot Baby and what it is like to write as a person of color. Created by English Professor Jason Courtmanche and English […]
    Posted on April 27, 2022
  • Robert D. Kaplan ’73 (CLAS) Publishes New Book
    We’d like to congratulate Robert D. Kaplan ’73, who has recently published his latest book, Adriatic: A Concert of Civilizations at the End of the Modern Age, with Penguin Random House. Furthermore, we are honored that Kaplan graciously dedicated his work to two of his UConn professors: David Leeming and the late Charles Boer. You […]
    Posted on April 27, 2022
  • Grad Landings: Daniel Pfeiffer ’22 (Ph.D) to Choice Magazine
    We’d like to congratulate Daniel Pfeiffer ’22 (Ph.D), as he has just accepted a position as Social Sciences Editor for Choice Magazine, the publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, which is a division of the American Library Association. We’d also like to extend congratulations to Dan’s dissertation committee: major advisor Associate Professor […]
    Posted on April 27, 2022

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