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  • English alumni discuss their careers in technical writing

    Alumni of the Professional Writing and Technical Communication certificate program visited English 382 to talk with students about careers in technical writing—and the perks of a pet-friendly workplace.

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    All English majors are encouraged to meet with their faculty advisor every semester before registering for classes. Students enrolled in ENGL 200 must meet with their advisor. 



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    The English major prepares students to write and speak well, to think analytically and critically, and to solve problems quickly, all of which are required and sought after in today's 21st century job market. 


Florianne Jimenez, PhD student, wins Rhetoric Society of America essay award

April 23, 2018

Florianne Jimenez, a current doctoral student in Rhetoric and Composition, has won the Gerard A. Hauser Award from the Rhetoric Society of America. The Hauser Award is a national award presented to...

Kate Litterer, PhD candidate, awarded LGBTQ research fellowship

April 05, 2018

Kate Litterer, a current doctoral student who also received her MFA in Poetry ('10) and MA in Rhetoric and Composition ('13) from the English department, has been awarded an LGBTQ Research...

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Walker Gibson Lecture: ‘Crucibles of Difference’

South College E470, University of Massachusetts Amherst
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm


English Department Awards Ceremony

Great Hall in the Old Chapel
4:00 pm


2018 Dan S. Collins Lecture

Renaissance Center, 650 East Pleasant St.
4:30 pm

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Student Profile

Jenna Henderson '18

The idea that "you can do anything with an English major" is absolutely true, so my piece of advice to underclassmen would be to make sure to explore your options! It's never too late (or too early) to adjust your sails …

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