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  • Find your place in English Studies

    Learn more about how an English major, minor, or specialization can help you reach your goals. Find your place in our community! 

  • Why major in English? Here's what our students say.

    "English classes offer so much room for discussion and critical thought, and when I joined the English major, I immediately felt that. I felt like my voice was heard, and that I was more than just a number." 

    —Warren Charleston, UMass English 2019

  • Launch your writing career!

    Tap into our network of alumni mentors for career advice. Learn how to frame your writing skills for prospective employers!

  • Attend the 2019 Troy Lecture

    On October 3rd, 2019 at 4:30PM, join us in hosting Natasha Trethewey for this year's annual Troy Lecture! Trethewey is a Pulitzer Prize-winner, two-time U.S. Poet Laureate, and alumna of the MFA for Poets and Writers here at UMass Amherst. 


TreaAndrea Russworm Named as Series Editor for Power Play: Games, Politics, Culture

October 10, 2019

TreaAndrea M. Russworm has been named the Series Editor of Power Play: Games, Politics, Culture (Duke University Press)....

Anna Rita Napoleone Awarded Grant for Writing Center Community Outreach

October 10, 2019

Anna Rita Napoleone, director of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Writing Center and site director of the Western Massachusetts Writing Project (WMWP), has been awarded a $15,000 Public...

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The Wandering Woman in the Jewish Boy

Arthur F. Kinney Center for Renaissance Studies
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm


“Nineteenth-Century Publishing and the Rise of Summer Reading” with Donna Harrington-Lueker

Kinney Center for Renaissance Studies, 650 East Pleasant St, Amherst
4:30 pm


Methods Symposium's Public Roundtable

South College W245, University of Massachusetts Amherst
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm


Department Panel: "Imagining/Translating/Power"

South College E470, University of Massachusetts Amherst
4:00 pm

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Alumni Profile

Thomas MacAlpine M.Ed. '03

"In terms of a career path, the best advice I can give is just to always be open. Don’t have the blinders on; you just never know where your education can take you."

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