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.
Please join the staff and contributors of MSUM’s annual journal of creative writing and visual art as they celebrate the print release of the 2013 issue of Red Weather. A reading will be held Thursday, May 9 in room 203 of the Comstock Memorial Union from 7-9 p.m. Copies will be available for purchase. The [...]
The campus community is invited to help celebrate Sandy Pearce’s 25 years of service to MSUM. The reception will be at Mezzaluna, 309 Roberts Street North in Fargo, Wednesday, May 8 from 4:30-7 p.m. Come wish Sandy well!
English professor, Richard Zinober, had his play, Heretics, a winner of the 2013 Theatre du Mississippi playwriting competition, presented in staged readings at a theater in Winona this past Saturday and Sunday. A drama about an abduction in a prairie town, Heretics was developed with the support of grants from Lake Region Arts Council and the [...]
Kevin Zepper, associate professor of English at Minnesota State University Moorhead, shared his thoughts on writing poetry and all things creative with Moorhead High School creative writing students during presentations May 3. Zepper, a Moorhead High graduate, told students that he became interested in writing in second grade. “My parents read to me all the [...]
Adam Heidebrink, English Major