At this time the English Department Events have either been cancelled or posponed due to COVID-19.  Please continue to check this site for updates:

Important dates:

Events are cancelled until further notice.

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    Email any questions to or call (802) 656-3056.



The symposium will showcase the creative breadth and depth of the work of English and FTS scholars, writers, and artists. This is an opportunity for students to deliver original research and publicly read creative work, to connect with their peers as scholars, writers, and artists, and to develop professional skills. We welcome a wide range of critical and creative proposals.


Look back at the 2018 Inaugural English Symposium


"I hadn't realized how much of a community I was part of before this event. It was a reminder of how kind, smart, and special that group of people is." -- Junior, Anna Gibson

"The silence of the Davis Center’s fourth floor was broken by the words of writers Emily Dickinson, James Baldwin and Mary Shelley. The English department hosted its first student symposium March 29 in the Davis Center Livak Ballroom.

The event featured presentations by 27 students from the English department. The students submitted proposals about their papers and were chosen by professors to speak at the event. Grouped into panels, the students had the opportunity to read their work to a crowd of peers and professors. Panels were categorized into the fields of literary studies, creative writing and film and television studies."

An article about the symposium in The Vermont Cynic

For additional information

Email any questions, proposals and abstracts to or call (802) 656-3056.