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Department of English|College of Arts & Sciences
 

Welcome to the Department of English

The English Department at the University of Wyoming provides a diverse and exciting educational experience to students from all over the country.  Here, students can pursue an engaging curriculum in an incomparable natural setting.

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

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UW Author Receives High Plains Book Award

November 3, 2014 — University of Wyoming Department of English Lecturer Nina McConigley’s book, “Cowboys and East Indians,” received the Best Short Stories Award in the Billings Public Library’s recent High Plains Book Award competition.

English Department Awards Travel Grants

November 1, 2014 — The generosity of donors will enable five students in the English department to make trips related to their studies with grants of up to $2,000 each. A committee in the department evaluates applications twice a year, in October and February, and the latest round of winners was announced October 31st.

Duncan Harris Leaves Legacy of Kindness, Respect

September 15, 2014 — Duncan Harris has witnessed a lot of changes during his 44 years at the University of Wyoming, but one thing has remained constant -- he has always been respected and admired by colleagues and students alike.

UW Author Wins International PEN Book Award

July 30, 2014 — University of Wyoming Department of English Lecturer Nina McConigley is the recipient of a $5,000 PEN Open Book Award. The prestigious international organization announced the winners Wednesday.

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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.

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