DeShawn McKinney selected to receive the national Truman Scholarship!
In addition to his work in the English and Creative Writing departments, DeShawn McKinney is also a First Wave and PEOPLE scholar. He is a vocal leader for the Black Lives Matter movement and an advocate for racial equality on campus. Read more in the Wisconsin State Journal.
Mendota Seminar 2016: The Great Gatsby
Join us Friday, October 7-Saturday, October 8, 2016 for conversation and discussions about F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic The Great Gatsby. Almost a hundred years after the Jazz Age, the novel continues to animate our understandings of the American Dream, success, and self-invention. What does this story of fast cars, gambling, and blow-out parties tell us about America?
Speakers include Professors Russ Castronovo and David Zimmerman.
Meet Our Undergraduate Majors
MLA Issues Statement Defending Tenure and Academic Freedom
The Modern Language Association has joined associations in the American Council of Learned Societies in issuing an important statement. (Photo by Jeff Miller, UW-Madison University Communications.)
Why study English?
See what major publications have to say about the advantages of an English major.
Interested in Majoring in English?
Contact the English Department's Advisor Karen Redfield to learn more about the opportunities available to English majors and how you can declare your English major.
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The New Mutants: Superheroes and the Radical Imagination of American Comics
Platonic Occasions: Dialogues on Literature, Art and Culture
Stockholm University Press
Ariel’s Ecology: Personhood and Colonialism in the American Tropics, 1760-1820
University of Minnesota Press
Penn State University Press
Roomscape: Women Writers in the British Museum from George Eliot to Virginia Woolf
Edinburgh University Press
My Life as a Silent Movie
Indiana University Press
Clandestine Marriage: Botany and Romantic Culture
The Johns Hopkins University Press
Dorothy West's Paradise: A Biography of Class and Color
Rutgers University Press
The Oxford Handbook of Nineteenth-Century American Literature
Oxford University Press
Artisans and Narrative Craft in Late Medieval England
Cambridge University Press