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Department of English|College of Arts & Sciences

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College of Arts & Sciences Department of English
1000 E. University Ave.
Department 3353
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-6452
Fax: 307-766-3189
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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.


UW English Students to Present Undergraduate Work April 22

April 21, 2016 — University of Wyoming Department of English undergraduates will present their work during an “English Matters” symposium Friday, April 22, in the Wyoming Union.

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UW Podcast Examines Harper Lee, Rare Books

February 29, 2016 — English Professor Jeanne Holland will discuss the worldwide popularity of author Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” on this week’s UW podcast, “The University of Wyoming Today.”

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Reverand Receives Governor’s Arts Award

December 21, 2015 — Cedric Reverand, who brought hundreds of world-renowned artists to Wyoming as the founding director of University of Wyoming Cultural Programs, was among six recipients of Gov. Matt Mead’s 2015 Governor’s Arts Awards.

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2016 English Newsletter

Becoming an English Major

Becoming an English Major
Department Chair Peter Parolin and Assistant Department Chair Julia Obert of the UW English Department discuss what it means to become an English major at the University of Wyoming.

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The study of English at the University of Wyoming takes an interdisciplinary approach to the subject matter. Other programs working closely to meet the needs of students within the department, include:

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