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Welcome to the Department of English! Here in our department we aim to provide students with rich intellectual and creative opportunities. Our courses offer students a foundation in the major works of literary history and literary theory, as well as the chance to explore contemporary literature, videogames, young adult and children’s literature, digital humanities, their own creative work, and much more.

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Clemente Course Receives National Humanities Medal

Venture, Utah's Clemente branch, helps low income students explore the Humanities with college faculty.

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Visiting Poet

Poet, editor, and book-arts curator David Abel will be in Salt Lake to present and discuss three new publications all appearing in the latter half of 2017: Selected Durations, an artist's book Black Rock Press at the University of Nevada, Reno XIV Eclipses Couch Press sequitur her press-press-pull (Portland, Oregon) Abel is a founding member of the Spare Room reading series, now in its sixteenth year, and was an inaugural Research Fellow of the Center for Art + Environment of the Nevada Museum of Art. With Sam Lohmann, he publishes the Airfoil chapbook series, and since moving to Portland to establish Passages Bookshop and Gallery he has published twenty-five issues of the free poetry & art broadside series Envelope.

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Jessica Straley, Evolution and Imagination in Victorian Children's Literature

Jessica Straley, Evolution and Imagination in Victorian Children's Literature

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Associate Professor of English, Mike White, Wins Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize

White has been awarded the twelfth Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize for his book Addendum to a Miracle (Waywiser Press, October 2017).

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Last Updated: 8/31/17