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College of Arts and Letters | Michigan State University

The Department of English at Michigan State University provides students with an excellent education in the liberal arts—one that strikes an ideal balance between creativity and critical inquiry. Undergraduate and graduate students, whether planning to enter professional or academic job markets after graduation, leave with skills allowing them to communicate, collaborate, and problem solve in a cultural landscape growing increasingly global.

Student–faculty interaction is at the center of our department. At present, more than 40 faculty members dedicate themselves to teaching excellence and outstanding scholarship. Faculty areas of specialization are wide-ranging and encompass literary periods and genres, language studies, critical theory, new media studies, cultural studies, film studies, and creative writing.

Our students develop exceptional writing skills. And, because they are exposed to a variety of learning experiences and faculty members who offer disparate perspectives, they acquire the know-how to confront large-scale issues and effect change around the world.


Faculty Publications

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Upcoming Events

Click on any of the posters below for information! For more events check out our department calendar.

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27 Jan 2015
Screenwriter and film scholar George Toles will be on campus Feb 5th and 6th for two events: the screening of the film _The Saddest Music in the World_, which he co-scripted with longtime collaborator Guy Maddin, on Thursday the 5th at 8pm at the Film Col…
23 Jan 2015
Join the English department in congratulating Dr. O'Donnell on his new publication and its first review....
20 Jan 2015
Robin Silbergleid is a poet and nonfiction writer whose work focuses on issues of the female body, reproductive choice, infertility, and motherhood. She is the author of two chapbooks of poems: Pas de Deux and Frida Kahlo, My Sister, as well as the memoir…
20 Jan 2015
Order your new English Dept T-Shirt today!...

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Contact us:

Michigan State University Department of English
Wells Hall C614
619 Red Cedar Rd
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 355-7570