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