The English department offers a rich curriculum that covers topics in writing, literature and teaching through a variety of undergraduate majors, minors and emphases, in addition to a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, a Master of Liberal Arts and licensure in English as a Second Language.
Courses are taught by highly educated and highly published faculty with diverse teaching and professional backgrounds whose expertise spans an array of specialty areas, including composition, American, British and World literature, creative writing, technical report writing, publishing, and more. Together students and faculty are part of a vibrant literary community that draws distinguished visiting authors to campus through the Glasrud Lecture Series and McGrath Visiting Writers Series. Students are incredibly active outside the classroom through opportunities to become involved in Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honor Society; Red Weather, the campus literary magazine; the Write Site, a student tutoring service; and New Rivers Press, a nonprofit literary small press. Graduates of the program are poised to excel in graduate school or a variety of English-related careers as writers, editors, publishers, teachers and more.
By: Meghan Feir For a writer, few things are more thrilling than having your work, your art published. English professors are not beyond this excitement, so when Dr. Yahya Frederickson’s poetry collection, The Gold Shop of Ba-‘Ali, was chosen as the first-place winner of Lost Horse Press’ Idaho Prize for Poetry 2013 contest, it was [...]
Red Weather is looking for submissions for their 34th issue that will come out in Spring 2014. They publish only literary and artistic works by MSUM students, faculty, employees, visiting artists and alumni. The submission period opens this Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, and runs through Feb. 15, 2014. Like them on Facebook, and submit your [...]
The Writers Inspired Narrative Group will meet Thursday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m., in Weld Hall Study Library, Weld 201. This is a safe, non-judgmental environment for students to write about “Who am I?” resolving personal issues or concerns, and self-exploration. All students are welcome. Facilitators for this student group are: Dr. Lora Bertelsen: Hendrix [...]
The Tom McGrath Writers Series convenes today at 4:30 p.m. in CMU101. Two New Rivers Press authors, professors Bradford Tice and David Haynes, will read from their newest publications, discuss how their books came to be, and field questions from the audience. Dr. Tice teaches literature and writing at Nebraska Wesleyan University. He was New [...]