Department of English


Research Opportunities

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English Department Faculty Research Projects
Graduate students have the opportunity to work with faculty on a number of important collaborative scholarly projects based in the English department.

Graduate Reading Groups
Graduate students in the English department and in affiliated departments and programs organize informal reading groups. Some of these groups focus on shared literary or interpretive interests. Others focus on students’ ongoing writing and research projects. Please watch the News section of our website for announcements.

Graduate Certificates
Many of our students opt to supplement their PhD in English with a graduate certificate in African and African-American Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, or Literary Translation. These certificates allow students to highlight an interdisciplinary focus that informs their teaching or research. Requirements for these certificates are easily coordinated with our students’ departmental programs of study.