With nearly a hundred full-time faculty and teaching fellows, the Department of English is one of the largest and most diverse in the College of Arts and Sciences. In 2012, we established a major new award for poetry, the UNT Rilke Prize.
The Department of English at the University of North Texas cultivates scholarly/creative achievement and provides graduate- and undergraduate-level instruction in the areas of Anglophone literary and cultural studies, creative writing, and rhetoric/composition. We strive to promote greater understanding of literary and cultural texts and to guide students toward practical fluency in literary theory; to contribute to the literary traditions of the language by fostering the creation of new works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction; to develop theories and methods of writing instruction; and to investigate the history and forms of persuasive writing.
Sigma Tau Delta, the National English Honor Society, is hosting its annual Banned Book Read-Out in support of our freedom to read.
Please come join us next Monday, September 23, from 9am-1pm at the Gazebo in between LANG and AUD to read for 10 minutes from your favorite banned book. The link to the sign up sheet is here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Nf07S_Ht06V9JkGH08ZXzgD0O-qd9oz8U7AU...Read more »
The North Texan has posted a nice profile of our creative writing program at http://northtexan.unt.edu/creative-writing?homepage=1Read more »
Julie West with the UNT office of Research of Research and Development conducted a podcast with the 2013 Rilke Prize Winner, Paisley Rekdal.
Please see the link for details: https://research.unt.edu/media/podcast-interview-paisley-rekdal-poet-and...Read more »