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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

Fall Events

Dr. Carolyn Karcher, professor emerita of English, American Studies, and Women's Studies at Temple University, will be coming to campus October 14-15, 2015. She will give a public lecture on October 14 based on her new book, "A Refugee from His Race": Albion W. Tourgée and His Alliance with African Americans in the Age of White Supremacy (University of North Carolina Press). Watch this space for more details about her lecture and other activities!

The English Department's Fall Convocation will take place on Thursday, October 29, from 3 to 4:30 PM in the Pollock Alumni House. This is an opportunity for new and returning students to hear what is new in the department, to greet old and make new friends, and to enjoy some out-of-class time with faculty and staff. Since the date is so close to Halloween, we are thinking costumes will be appropriate. Read more...

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