Welcome

Are you looking for a class in creative writing? Seeking to read and discuss great novels from around the world? Learn more about Shakespeare, Indigenous filmmaking, Victorian writers, the history of the English language, or contemporary poetry? Hone your communication skills to prepare for a career in the media? Or are you shopping for a nationally recognized PhD program with a creative writing emphasis? Whether you are interested in creative writing, literary history, folklore, linguistics, rhetoric, or theory, we have the faculty and courses to meet your needs. Welcome, and take a moment to browse here.

The mission of the MU English department is:

  • to educate students in English-language literature and culture
  • to promote research, scholarship, and creative endeavors
  • to train its graduates to be active and articulate global citizens

We take each aspect of our mission seriously as we seek to educate the twenty-first century student for a successful and fulfilling career.

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Department of English
114 Tate Hall
Columbia, MO 65211-1500
phone: 573-882-6421
fax: 573-882-5785
email: umcenglish@missouri.edu