• Emily Bernard Named 2020 Andrew Carnegie Fellow

    Professor Emily Bernard was named one of the coveted Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program Winners of 2020. Bernard won for a proposal titled “Unfinished Women,” a proposed collection of eight nonfiction essays about black women artists and public figures. Read More

  • New Deadline for the Accelerated Master's Program

    The Accelerated Master's Program in English now has two deadlines! Juniors can apply to the program October 1st (for Spring semester entry) or February 1st (for Fall semester entry).

  • Ready. Set. Write!

    Thirty days, 50,000 words. Students in Maria Hummel's section of English 114 tackle National Novel Writing Month, with guidance from the assistant professor, who is a ’94 UVM grad and three-time novelist.
    (Photo: Bear Cieri)

  • Alison Bechdel paints canvas while in residence at UVM Flevming

    Cartoonist Alison Bechdel Drawing From Life

    Sharing work with the UVM Fleming Museum and graphic novel expertise with students in the English Department

  • Books of Antiquity on American and English literature.

    Careers in English

    Learn more about what careers an English graduate can expect.

  • Minor in Writing

    Serious about success? A writing minor can help diversify your resume and stand out to future employers by having excellent writing and communication skills!

  • The faculty and staff of the Department of English and the Film and Television Studies Program take great pride in our students’ commitment to honest intellectual inquiry, in their creativity, and in their active participation in an academic community it is our life’s work to nurture and sustain. Our students challenge us, delight us, and inspire us to stretch ourselves intellectually and to reach as high as we can in our own scholarly and creative work. This spring we have seen our students rise intrepidly to the many challenges entailed by the pandemic and the University’s resort to remote instruction, and we are even prouder than we would have otherwise been of their persistence and engagement.

    We hope visitors to this site will join us in celebrating our 2020 graduates and our annual award winners. We couldn’t be prouder of them! And we invite continuing and new students and graduates alike (and all alumni) to join us in English/FTS at the Curbside, an informal, free summer program of pop-up "curbside" offerings of literary sustenance, a takeout menu of just-for-fun, online literary gatherings—readings and screenings and discussions of the things we're reading and writing and watching that renew our hope in art and each other (look for more news on this in June). Be well, everyone, and, again, warm congratulations from all of us to our graduates and award winners!

    Dan Fogel Professor and Chair of the English Department

Film and Television Studies

Film and Television student recording UVM event.


Housed in the English Department, Film and Television Studies offers both a major and a minor. Courses explore everything from the aesthetic to the art of television and film. Learn more about the Film and Television Studies program.

Accelerated MA Program

Old Mill and the University Green in the fall.


Earn a Master’s Degree identical to our standard two-year MA on an accelerated timeline by beginning the work before graduating from UVM.  Normally a Bachelors degree and a Masters degree takes six years.  In the Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP) you can earn both degrees in five years, saving both time and tuition dollars.

Study Abroad Opportunities

Map of historic Canterbury, England.


Expand your college experience and your horizons by studying abroad! Continue your studies overseas with the English department, we offer several opportuntities for students such as: