Reading and Writing Your World

The University of Vermont's English Department offers comprehensive programs in literary studies that cover a vast range of human experience. Students learn essential skills in communication, persuasion, creativity, and critical analysis.

The English Department has classes in British, American, and Anglophone world literature; rhetoric and composition; creative writing; critical theory; and cultural studies. Learn more: Discover English.


Recent Headlines

Assisant Professor Jean Bessette recieved the Women's Center's 2019 Outstanding Faculty Woman Award. (3-20-19)

Senior Seth Wade was published in McSweeney's Internet Tendency. Check out our interview with him. (2-12-19)

Professor Emily Bernard launches her latest book Black is the Body at Phoenix Books in Burlington. (1-29-19)


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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: