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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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29 Sep 2014
Our first information meeting for students interested in learning more about the program in A202 Wells Hall from 5:30-7pm on Tuesday, 30 September. ...
23 Sep 2014
This symposium brings together a group of leading scholars, writers, and filmmakers whose work reveals new links between aesthetic practice and the lived experience of history. The participants will explore the theoretical and critical resonances of the …
15 Sep 2014
During the spring of 2014, the Department of English embarked on an experimental collaboration with the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, and the Department of WRAC: the inaugural Broad Writing Residency program. The pilot program was comprised of a group …
27 Aug 2014
The Departments of English, Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities and African American and African Studies are pleased to welcome Dr. Yomaira Figueroa to Michigan State in the fall of 2014. Dr. Figueroa has been hired for the position in African and A…

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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