06/16/2020 - The English department commemorates the loss and celebrates the lives and work of two of our beloved colleagues, Tony Kaufman and Jack Stillinger.
05/28/2020 - The Graduate Awards Committee is pleased to announced the winners of the program's 2019-2020 Peer Essay Prizes.
04/08/2020 - Creative Writing Professor Janice N. Harrington has been awarded a 2020 Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry.
03/10/2020 - The Graduate Awards Committee is pleased to announced the winners of the program's 2018 Peer Dissertation Prizes.
10/23/2019 - English Department PhD candidate Mariá Carvajal Regidor has won one of the International Writing Center Association's four 2019 President's Future Leader Awards.
10/21/2019 - Grad alum Patrick Berry has just received one of the Coalition for Community Writing's 2018-19 Outstanding Book Awards for his 2018 book Doing Time, Writing Lives: Refiguring Literacy and Higher Education in Prison.
08/27/2019 - The Graduate Awards Committee is pleased to announced the winners of the program's 2018-2019 Peer Essay Prize.
08/19/2019 - The American Comparative Literature Association is now accepting seminar proposals for its March 2020 annual meeting in Chicago.
08/19/2019 - Elizabeth Majerus, English teacher at Urbana's Uni High and recipient of a 2001 Illinois English PhD, has just been named Uni High's Interim Director.
08/15/2019 - Incoming English graduate student Anna Flood will hit the ground running when she begins her first semester of graduate work at the University of Illinois.
07/03/2019 - Professor Lindsay Rose Russell was quoted several times in an article in today's edition of The Guardian.
06/26/2018 - CHAMPAIGN, Ill.
10/27/2017 - Sometimes during the course of an English major’s studies, he or she encounters literature that lingers for a lifetime.
10/22/2017 - The student who chooses English as a major should be prepared. Prepared for the questions, concerns and even mocking about the value of their degree.
05/10/2017 - Ana Fleming interviews Hannah Downing about her participation in the Spring Grant-a-Thon—an event to bring together local organizations and students—to explore options and creating