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Welcome to the Department of English

In the heart of the west, we aim to sustain and promote cultural understanding and participation through extensive reading, thoughtful intellectual inquiry and rigorous academic, professional and creative writing. At undergraduate and graduate levels, our curriculum extends through creative writing, composition and rhetoric, and literary and critical studies. Our internationally recognized faculty, who have won numerous teaching awards, offer a variety of courses in literature, film, popular culture, digital media, composition, professional writing, theory and creative writing. We encourage students to pursue studies that intrigue and challenge them.

Degree programs include the major, minors in Literary Studies, Professional Writing and Creative Writing, and the MA in English and MFA in Creative Writing. Undergraduates are encouraged to pursue independent research through our English Honors program, and to participate in our intellectual and social community through the Upstart Crows, our English club.

To follow our ongoing activities, visit us on our UWYOENGLISH Facebook page.

Browse through our web pages or stop by our main office in Hoyt Hall 201 to learn more.

Quick links to our Mission Statement and our goals and objectives.

News

Eminent Writer in Residence Schedules Public Readings at UW and Jackson

Eminent Writer in Residence Schedules Public Readings at UW and Jackson

April 3, 2014 — Dinaw Mengestu, an Eminent Writer in Residence in the University of Wyoming Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing Program, will hold public readings April 23 in Laramie and April 26 in Jackson. Both events are free and open to the public.

UW Author Kate Northrop Receives Award Recognizing Excellence by Young Writers

UW Author Kate Northrop Receives Award Recognizing Excellence by Young Writers

March 3, 2014 — University of Wyoming Associate Professor Kate Northrop has been awarded the $25,000 Jeannette Haien Ballard Writer's Prize, an annual award given to a young writer of proven excellence in poetry or prose.

April Heaney Receives National Honor for Promoting Student Success

April Heaney Receives National Honor for Promoting Student Success

January 13, 2014 — April Heaney, who has influenced the success of thousands of University of Wyoming students, is one of 10 individuals honored by a national organization that promotes efforts to assure the success of first-year students nationwide.

Adventurer Mark Jenkins to Present Last of the First Skiers

Adventurer Mark Jenkins to Present Last of the First Skiers

January 8, 2014 — National Geographic writer Mark Jenkins will share his experiences with one of the world’s oldest skiing cultures Thursday, Jan. 23, at 6 p.m. at the Center for the Arts Theatre in Jackson. The visual presentation is free and open to the public.

UW Professor and Author Will Give Book Talk Nov. 21

UW Professor and Author Will Give Book Talk Nov. 21

November 15, 2013 — Nina McConigley, a lecturer in the University of Wyoming’s Department of English, will speak about her book, “Cowboys and East Indians,” Thursday, Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 506 of Coe Library. A reception and book signing will follow the free, public event.

Longtime Faculty Member Becomes UW Outreach School Dean

Longtime Faculty Member Becomes UW Outreach School Dean

May 16, 2013 — A longtime University of Wyoming faculty member, who has served in various leadership capacities and has a record of service around the state, has been named the next dean of UW’s Outreach School.

Peter Parolin: Committed to UW Students

Peter Parolin: Committed to UW Students

April 29, 2013 — When fellow faculty members in the University of Wyoming Department of English try to describe the teaching style of Associate Professor Peter Parolin, “deft” and “amazing” are words that repeatedly emerge. That’s no small accolade, considering the large number of the department’s faculty members who have received teaching awards in the past. They know that Parolin stands above the rest.

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Award winning Graduate students

Congratulations to MA graduate student Charles Fournier for winning both a PIE Award and an Ellbogen Teaching Award. Congratulations to MFA graduate student Sofi Thanhauser for willing a PIE Award. Congratulations to MFA graduate student Dan Freije for winning an Ellbogen Teaching Award.

Danielle Pafunda

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Peter Parolin at Saturday University

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