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.

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Dr. John Peters

John Peters receives NEA Translation Fellowship

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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.

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Postwar Faculty Colloquium

Please join UNT Faculty and guests this Friday, April 10, 2015 from 10am-5:30pm for the 2015 Postwar Faculty Colloquium.

The event will be held in the Willis Library Forum and all faculty and students are welcome!

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Bureaucracy and the Organization of Knowledge

A co-curated faculty and student exhibit is currently on display in UNT’s Rare Books Room and available online here https://exhibits.library.unt.edu/bureaucracy-love-story, and UNT will host a related symposium, with talks by invited speakers, April 2-3, 2015, Willis Library Forum, 1st floor of Willis Library.

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2015 UNT Rilke Prize Winner

Mark Wunderlich, Winner of the 2015 UNT Rilke Prize
KERA announces the 2015 UNT Rilke Prize Winner. Click here for the radio piece by Jerome Weeks.
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2014 UNT Rilke Prize Podcast Interview with Katie Peterson

Katie Peterson discusses her prize-winning book The Accounts with Julie West.

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New Destinations for Spring 2014 Graduates

Graduates at every level of our degree programs are headed to exciting destinations in the fall, including the following accomplished and deserving scholars.

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UNT American Studies Colloquium

This Friday (3/28), the ASC hosts James Cox (UT Austin)

3:30 PM in SYC 119

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