Department of English and Modern Languages

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The UIS Department of English and Modern Languages offers majors in English on campus and in English online with minors in English and Spanish. We also offer a professionalized M.A. in English with two concentrations: Digital Publishing and Digital Pedagogy.

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Student Bobby Bolt presents his work
Student Bobby Bolt presents his work

The UIS English and Modern Languages Department offers:

 

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English student discusses presentation
English student discusses presentation
Graduate students David and Courtney
Graduate students David Garvey and Courtney Cox

 

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Professor Meagan Cass wins Katherine Anne Porter Prize for her fiction

UIS Creative Writing professor Meagan Cass has just won the Katherine Anne Porter Prize for her short story

Dr. Meagan Cass

collection “ActivAmerica,” which will be published in November of 2017 by University of North Texas Press.

Dr. Cass teaches a range of classes at UIS, from women’s literature and feminist theory to creative writing and publishing. Her short fiction has appeared in Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Pinch, DIAGRAM, Joyland, and Puerto del Sol, among other places. She also won the UIS College of Liberal Arts and Sciences teaching award for 2015-16.

You can read more about Dr. Cass’s accomplishments and forthcoming book at UIS’s blog.


New Addition to Campus: The Shakespeare Garden

UIS unveiled the Shakespeare Garden on September 29, 2016, marking the 400th anniversary of the poet and playwright’s death. The garden features a life-size bronze sculpture of Shakespeare on a bench admiring his surroundings. Located in the Patton Park area of campus, the garden is just north of Brookens Library. Read more about the unveiling, or see more pictures.

Dr. Tena Helton speaks at the unveiling
Dr. Tena Helton speaks at the unveiling
English students unveil the Shakespeare sculpture
English students unveil the Shakespeare sculpture
Students and faculty enjoying the Shakespeare Garden
Students and faculty enjoying the Shakespeare Garden

To learn more about our department, our mission, and what we offer our students, check out our About section.