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Congratulations English Department Students of the Year!

Why Study English?

If you love books, movies, popular culture, and the digital world, let the English Department show you how to channel your passions into a career that matters. We are technical communicators and creative writers, rhetoricians and folklorists, composition scholars and teacher educators, literary critics and public intellectuals. In our classes you'll see the world through new eyes, ponder big questions about social justice, and prepare for careers in technical writing, the arts, education, law or business, as you hone the skills employers most want: writing, communications, and critical thinking. Click to learn more about our undergraduate major emphases in Creative Writing, English Teaching, Literature, and Technical Communication & Rhetoric. Learn more about our Folklore Minor and affiliated major in American Studies, and our MA, MS, and Ph.D. graduate programs.

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Commitment to Diversity

The Department of English at Utah State University is a diverse community of teachers, scholars, and students who work together towards a better understanding of the English language and its manifestation in literature, writing, and culture.  Our engagement with stories, texts, and communicative practices from across places, time periods, and discourse communities leads us to value a wide range of perspectives. Accordingly, our community is committed to inclusion and welcomes people of all abilities, ages, ethnicities, gender identities and expressions, nationalities, races, religions, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic backgrounds. We believe that engagement with diverse viewpoints through a free and respectful exchange of ideas makes us better thinkers, communicators, problem-solvers, and citizens. Please see our complete Statement on Diversity.




Upcoming Events 

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"Women, Surrealism, and Abstraction" Exhibit at NEHMA

Several current and former English Department members wrote ekphrastic poems for the “Women, Surrealism, and Abstraction” exhibit, now on display at the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art,  through July 31, 2021. The poems are posted near the works of art in the museum and are available on an audio tour. The text and the audio are also available online at  Poets include Senior Lecturer and Logan City Poet Laureate Shanan Ballam, Lecturer Mary Ellen Greenwood, Adjunct Instructor Brittney Allen, Professor Emeritus Anne Shifrer, former grad student Terysa Dyer, current undergraduate students Jordan Forest, Lauren McKinnon, and Janelle Schroder, and recent Logan High graduate Taylor Fang.


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