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.
Short Fiction Award Winner for “The Lovers Set Down Their Spoons” Heather A. Slomski, the winner of the 2014 Iowa Short Fiction Award for her debut story collection The Lovers Set Down Their Spoons, will read from her work at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 7 in Comstock Memorial Union 205 on the MSUM campus. The [...]
Allen Sheets, Graphic Design, received an American Graphic Design Award for The Spirit Room catalog titled: In the Spirit of Crow: A Gathering of Art Poetry from the Great Winter Crow Shots, 2004-2012. Certificates of Excellence were awarded to 15% of 8,000 entries. The competition was sponsored by Graphic Design USA. The catalog was edited [...]
The Mu Gamma Chapter of SIGMA TAU DELTA International English Honor Society invites English majors and minors to an informational meeting. October 7th 3:30 PM Weld Library Come learn about the thousands of dollars available in scholarships and internships, the annual convention (with BIG-name authors), publishing opportunities, local chapter events, and other benefits of membership. [...]
Lin Enger, English, has published his second novel, “The High Divide,” and will be having a reading and book signing at Zandbroz Variety, 420 Broadway, Fargo, tonight at 7 p.m. “The High Divide” follows the Pope family of Minnesota on their journey toward finding their father, Ulysses Pope, after he leaves to supposedly find work [...]
9:00 PM to 12:00 AM - Comstock Memorial Union CMU Room 216
9:00 PM to 12:00 AM - Comstock Memorial Union CMU Room 214
10:00 PM to 1:00 AM - Comstock Memorial Union CMU Ballroom
11:30 AM to 6:00 PM - Comstock Memorial Union Main Lounge