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Department of English

About the English Faculty

The Department of English at the University of Rhode Island has twenty-five full-time faculty members who offer courses in U.S. Literature and British Literature, Creative Writing, Film and Media, Women's Studies, African African-American Literature, Theory, and Linguistics.

faculty teachingThe English Department also works closely with the College Writing Program to offer undergraduate and graduate courses in Writing, Rhetoric, and Composition. In Conjunction with the College Writing Program, the English BA major offers a writing concentration, and the MA and PhD offer concentrations in Rhetoric and Composition.

In addition to their undergraduate and graduate assignments within the department, faculty members in English regularly teach undergraduate courses in the University's Honors Program, African and Afro-American Studies, Women's Studies, Comparative Literature Studies, New England Studies Program, and the Film Studies Program.

Our faculty have received grants from foundations such as the National Endowment for the Humanities, American Council of Learned Societies, Fulbright Scholar Program, National Endowment for the Arts, American Philosophical Society, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Champlin Foundation, Lilly Foundation, and The American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, as well as numerous University Teaching Excellence Awards, Faculty Research Grants, and other distinctions.

For more information on our faculty's recent accomplishments, please see our News and Events page. For more detailed information on an individual faculty member, just click on their name on the Faculty page.