With over 500 undergraduate majors and about 100 graduate students, English is one of the largest and most diverse departments in the College of Arts and Science at MU. Our tenure-track faculty consists of 45 highly accomplished scholars and creative writers who teach a broad range of courses and seminars in both traditional and emerging areas of our field. We are proud that seven of our professors have won the university-wide Kemper Award for Excellence in Teaching since 2002. Our classes have enrollments between 15 and 30 students and are purposely designed for intense discussion and close interaction with professors. Every academic year we present an exciting series of readings, lectures, and colloquia for the wider campus community. As our recent awards, Faculty Bookshelf, and other publications can attest, our faculty and graduate students are productive scholars, writers, and teachers, many of them winners of nation-wide awards. Explore some of our recent achievements in the newest Communiqué (pdf).