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; 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.
Marie Veillette, December 2015 MSUM graduate, received notification that a paper she wrote as an undergraduate will be published in an upcoming issue of the “Undergraduate Economic Review.” “The value of life: Explaining high spending on end-of-life care,” was developed as part of an Issues in Health Care Economics course taught by Dr. T. J. […]
Liz Kisacky Severn, English professor, will read from and discuss her novel Luce Women Thursday, May 19, 7-8:30 p.m. at Once Upon a Crime (604 West 26th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55405). The event is free and open to the public.
English Professor Liz Kisacky Severn’s presentation, titled “Writing To and Through The Wound: Finding the Authentic Voice,” focuses on the negative effect tragedy and grief can have on a writer’s voice. It is in connection with her novel “Luce Women.” Such an inauthentic voice drives the individual’s narrative and numbs the self, preventing success both […]
Yahya Frederickson, English, won Finishing Line Press’s Open Chapbook Competition. His manuscript, “The Birds of Al-Merjeh Square: Poems from Syria” was selected by poet Christopher Bursk as the winner. In addition to publication, Frederickson received a $1,000 cash award. finishinglinepress.com