Find Your Place in English
Welcome to the Department of English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst
from Jenny Spencer, Department Chair:
The English Department is a diverse and welcoming community comprised of 48 faculty members, 6 staff members, 700 undergraduate majors, and 110 MA/Ph.D and 75 MFA candidates. 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. Both our faculty and graduate students have been recognized as distinguished teachers, writers, and researchers.
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Events in Our Community
Discover Studies in English this Fall
Still looking for courses this fall? Take a look at our Fall 2014 undergraduate course offerings.
The nationally renowned Visiting Writers Series at the University of Massachusetts Amherst presents emerging and established writers of poetry, fiction and non-fiction. The series continues with novelist Kent Wascom. See other writers in the series.
Thursday, October 9th at 8:00 pm in Memorial Hall.
Antiques Roadshow and HBO. Sound familiar to your ears? Come hear alums Hannah Auerbach ('10) and Diana Lulek Band ('09) talk about their jobs with these popular and well-regarded "hallmarks" of television.
Friday, October 24th at 9:30 am, RSVP for location.
Celebrated author and Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk will be visiting the UMass community for the 2014 Troy Lecture.
Thursday, October 30th at 4:30 pm in Bowker Auditorium. Free and open to the public.
Professor of English and African American Studies at Yale University, Jacqueline Goldsby will visit UMass Amherst for the English Department's Annual Kaplan Lecture, entitled, "A Salon for the Masses: Black Reading Circles during the Chicago Renaissance."
Tuesday, November 18th at 3:00 pm in Campus Center 911-915.
Department of English
Main Office: 170 Bartlett Hall