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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 an undergraduate major, minors in Literary Studies and Professional Writing, and a Master of Arts in English. 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 Facebook page.

Browse through our web pages or stop by our main office in Hoyt 132 to learn more.


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Spring 2016

Several faculty of the Department of English participated in the University of Wyoming's Saturday U.  Link to videos for Saturday U can be found on YouTube.
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Two UW Departments Rank Highly on ‘Best Value’ Lists

May 2, 2019 ‖ Two departments within the University of Wyoming’s College of Arts and Sciences have gained national attention.

UW English Department Awards Student Study-Abroad Grants

May 2, 2019 ‖ The University of Wyoming’s Department of English recently awarded nine students with travel grants ranging from $500 to $4,000 for study-abroad trips this spring. Recipients were seven undergraduate students and two graduate students, including seven from Wyoming.

Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research Faculty Fellows Selected at UW

May 2, 2019 ‖ The inaugural cohort of University of Wyoming faculty fellows for the Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research’s (WIHR) new Humanities Research Group program has been selected.

Henkel Appointed as Director of UW’s Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research

May 2, 2019 ‖ Scott Henkel, an associate professor in the Department of English and in African American and Diaspora Studies, has been chosen as the new director of the Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research (WIHR) at the University of Wyoming.

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