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.
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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