• English at UMass

    The UMass Amherst English Department is a diverse and welcoming community. We combine the strengths of a liberal arts college with a major research University. Our smaller classes facilitate substantive discussion, frequent writing, active student engagement, and face-to-face contact with research faculty.

  • Graduate Studies at the Department of English

    With a distinguished faculty of scholars and writers, a diverse and energetic cohort of graduate students, a rich array of resources in the Five College community, and an unusually strong commitment to job placement and professionalization, the Graduate Studies Program at the Department of English draws outstanding students from every state and from around the world.

  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival

    "The course exposed me to new forms of theater, exciting shows, and the beautiful city of Edinburgh…This was a great educational opportunity, a unique experience I will not soon forget." - Colie Lemay, 2014 Edinburgh Festival Course participant

  • Summer with the English Department

    Explore exciting opportunities and classes available through the English Department this summer!

English Department Annual Awards Event

Apr 28, 2015

The English Department is hosting our annual Awards Event on Tuesday, April 28th at 4:00pm in the Cape Cod Lounge. Please join us in gathering in the Cape Cod Lounge at 4:00 p.m. to honor our prize...

Class of 1940 Creative Writing Competition Winners

Mar 29, 2015

The English Department extends its congratulations to the winners of the 2015 "Class of 1940 Creative Writing Competitions". There work stood out among many submissions to win these prestgious awar...

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Peggy O‘Brien

Professor Peggy O'Brien retires this Spring.

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