Active Learning & Research
Classes dedicated around active learning in research, creative endeavors, and historical archives
Communities & Connections
Establishing connections through clubs, mentoring, guest speakers, and networking events
Creative Writing Minor
The creative writing minor offers students a program that blends foundational work in literary studies, exploration of creative writing in multiple genres, and a focused capstone experience.
Popular Culture Minor
Provides students with a comprehensive grounding in literature, critical theory, and a variety of research methodologies. Designed to develop the skills associated with literary and cultural criticism, as well as editorial, research, writing, and teaching skills.
Our doctoral program offers advanced study of English, and global Anglophone literature in a range of theoretical orientations and interdisciplinary, cross-field areas of study in combination with the historical periods that have generally defined the study of national literatures.
Administrative statement: For an Antiracist English Department
As we continue to process the abhorrent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Rayshard Brooks, and witness the largest protests in the U.S. since 1968, the leadership of the MSU Department of English wishes to affirm its commitment to anti-racist action.
2021 Department of English Outstanding Senior Awards
This year, the Department of English launched a new student award—the Outstanding Senior Award. This award, sponsored by the Dianna S. Cavett Endowment for English Literature, recognizes graduating seniors who embody the mission and values of the Department of English.
english student earns marshall scholarship
Emily Steffke, an Honors College senior majoring in neuroscience in the College of Natural Science and English in the College of Arts and Letters, has been named a Marshall Scholar. The Marshall Commission provides support for up to 50 of the most outstanding undergraduates in the country …