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The English major at UT offers a first-rate education. Our students graduate with a thorough grounding in British, American, and World Literature written in English and its cultural and historical contexts, yet our degree plan is flexible enough to allow students to concentrate in other areas of particular interest, such as creative writing or cultural studies. Just as importantly, English majors learn to articulate and defend their ideas, to turn research and critical thinking into cogent arguments, and to express themselves clearly and with style. Many students use the English major as a starting point for their chosen career or for post-graduate education. English majors work in such diverse fields as teaching and education, law, editing and publishing, advertising and marketing, freelance and technical writing, research, corporate communications, government and public service, and non-profit organizations.

The Department of English at the University of Texas at Austin is home to two fully-funded and highly-rated graduate programs: the Ph.D. in English and the M.F.A. in Creative Writing. The Department has also partnered with the School of Information to provide a joint M.S.I.S./M.A. in Information Studies and English Dual Degree program.

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                    Alan Friedman

                          On The occasion of his retirement

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Successful Season for Shakespeare at Winedale 

The 2022 season programming was a big hit!

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                   Elizabeth Scala 
   Recognized for Celebrity Course

                              The UT English Professor leads
                      a course on the works of Taylor Swift 

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Statement on Sexual Harassment 

The English Department faculty and administration strongly affirm the University's policies on sexual harassment. We are committed to providing a safe education and working environment for our students, faculty, and staff, free from sex and gender discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual misconduct, stalking, interpersonal violence, and inappropriate touching or sexualized comments. Such behaviors will not be condoned. A full description of the University's policies is to be found at the  University Policy Office .