Following an introduction to the new collection, donated by UVM alumnus Bruce Lisman, Rowson scholars Desiree Henderson and Elizabeth Klima will speak about their work on Rowson and her importance to American book culture. This event is free and open to the public!

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    Faculty Spotlight: Professor Anothony Magistrale discusses Stephen King with NPR

    Professor Anthony Magistrale, speaks with National Public Radio about Stephen King’s legacy of horror. LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW.

  • Tolkien 2024: The Psychologies of Middle-earth
    Registration Now Open

    Keynote speaker: Dr. Sara Brown is Chair of the Language and Literature Faculty at Signum University, USA. Dr. Brown currently serves on the editorial board of Mallorn, the academic journal of the Tolkien Society, and is co-presenter on podcasts such as The Tolkien Experience, The Rings of Power Wrap-Up, and The Prancing Pony. Her essay on an alchemical reading of the Ring of Power won the Tolkien Society Award for best article in 2023, and she is currently working on a number of other projects for publication. Learn More and Register HERE.


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    Call for Student Submissions!

    Applications for the 2024 English and FTS Student Research Symposium are now open! Symposium is a yearly event where English and FTS majors and minors can share their passion projects with a supportive community of educators and students. The 2024 Symposium will take place on April 10th from 9:00am to 4:00pm in the John Dewey Lounge. Learn more about important deadlines, workshops, and FAQs.

  • Faculty Feature: Professor Emily Casey

    Meet Professor Emily Casey! In her first semester at UVM Professor Casey has been teaching Written Expression and a non-fiction class Writing About Illness & the Body.  Pictured on the left is Professor Casey's first book, Made Holy (2019), a collection of “haunting prose” that explores intertwining themes of love, loss and addiction. 

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    Book Review: 'Lesson in Red' by Maria Hummel

    Margot Harrison of Seven Days writes in depth about Maria's new thriller. Read the Seven Days review.




    Photo courtesy of Karen Pike
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    Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Sarah Nilsen Speaks with NPR

    Dr. Sarah Nilsen, who recently appeared in the Disney+ documentary, Mickey Mouse: The Story of a Mouse, speaks with National Public Radio about Disney’s upcoming 100th anniversary.  Listen to the interview.

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    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!

UVM English offers programs that cover a vast range of human experiences and essential skills in communication, persuasion, creativity, and analysis. Because of the broad interdisciplinary focus of the College of Arts and Sciences, English majors are equipped with a wide range of transferable skills, enabling them to succeed in virtually any profession. Learn more about the Department of English.

Opportunities to Explore

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The English Department offers incredible opportunities for students to further their education and to start exploring a variety of unique topics. English students are able to expand their horizons through our semesterly event offerings, featuring award-winning authors and speakers, as well as through special internship and travel abroad programs. With a B.A. or minor in English students will have all the tools they need to have a successful college and professional career!

Fantastic Faculty

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The English Department’s dedicated faculty and staff are here to offer students all the support they need! Our incredible instructors are passionate about the subjects they teach and can offer students a wealth of knowledge as educators, advisors, and professionals. Many of our faculty members are published authors and researchers who can provide connections, insights, and opportunities that go far beyond the classroom.

A Bright Future for English

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Pursuing a career in English can offer a variety of enriching and fulfilling opportunities for professional and personal growth. The English Department is here to help students learn what they are passionate about and to provide guidance on how to turn that passion into a rewarding career. Learn more about what our graduate students and alumni are up to, or check out English careers in the news.