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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 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 UWYOENGLISH Facebook page.

Browse through our web pages or stop by our main office in Crane Hall 118 to learn more.

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


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UW ‘Legacy of Light’ Production Set Nov. 10-15

November 3, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance fall season continues with the comedy “Legacy of Light” Nov. 10-14 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. on the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts Main Stage.

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Richardson Selected to Give 2015 Buchanan Lecture

November 2, 2015 — University of Wyoming at Casper faculty member Bruce Richardson, senior lecturer in the Department of English, is the speaker for UW’s 2015 Buchanan Lecture that honors retired UW President Tom Buchanan.

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UW Recognized as Top Phi Beta Kappa Chapter

October 19, 2015 — The Phi Beta Kappa Society honored the University of Wyoming as one of the nation’s two top public university chapters during its recent Triennial Council meeting in Denver.

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