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Welcome to the English Department at UW Oshkosh

Maguire, Roberta.jpgWe are a student-centered, award-winning department providing students the opportunity to develop deep knowledge and expertise in a wide variety of literature, creative and professional writing, rhetoric, and linguistics.

We offer two undergraduate majors—in Liberal Arts and Secondary Education—several minors, and a Master of Arts and certificate programs for graduate students. Our faculty are accomplished, publishing their scholarly and creative work with distinguished presses and in leading national and international journals. But our priority remains teaching and mentoring students as they develop their skills as practiced readers, writers, and problem-solvers.

The department sponsors a range of curricular and co-curricular options, from study-abroad trips to a campus chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honor Society. Our students also staff the nationally-recognized Wisconsin Review, a journal devoted to creative writing and visual art.

This website provides a lot of information on all of those topics, so please do take a look. We’ve organized it so that both prospective and continuing students can find what they need. Of course, for additional information, please do contact us. We want to hear from you!

Roberta S. Maguire

Professor and Chair

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English Department News and Highlights

Spring Events


Please join us for our Spring Student/Faculty Reading to take place Thursday, April 21st, at 7 pm at the New Moon Cafe. Readers will include faculty member Abayomi Animashaun, students David Gold, Jennifer Kostuch, Michael Piasecki, and the winner of the 4th annual Charlotte Nooe Scholarship.

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh — Where Excellence and Opportunity Meet.