With nearly a hundred full-time faculty and teaching fellows, the Department of English is one of the largest and most diverse in the College of Arts and Sciences. In 2012, we established a major new award for poetry, the UNT Rilke Prize.

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Dr. John Peters

John Peters receives NEA Translation Fellowship

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The Department of English at the University of North Texas cultivates scholarly/creative achievement and provides graduate- and undergraduate-level instruction in the areas of Anglophone literary and cultural studies, creative writing, and rhetoric/composition. We strive to promote greater understanding of literary and cultural texts and to guide students toward practical fluency in literary theory; to contribute to the literary traditions of the language by fostering the creation of new works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction; to develop theories and methods of writing instruction; and to investigate the history and forms of persuasive writing.

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UNT Rilke Prize Podcast Interview with Katie Peterson

Katie Peterson discusses her prize-winning book The Accounts with Julie West.

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New Destinations for Spring 2014 Graduates

Graduates at every level of our degree programs are headed to exciting destinations in the fall, including the following accomplished and deserving scholars.

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UNT American Studies Colloquium

This Friday (3/28), the ASC hosts James Cox (UT Austin)

3:30 PM in SYC 119

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2014 UNT Rilke Prize Winner

Katie Peterson, Winner of the 2014 UNT Rilke Prize.

KERA announces 2014 UNT Rilke Prize Winner. Click here for interview and radio piece by Jerome Weeks.

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UNT Medieval and Renaissance Colloquium

THIS THURSDAY (11/21) the MRC hosts Garrett Sullivan (Penn State).

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Banned Book Read-Out

Sigma Tau Delta, the National English Honor Society, is hosting its annual Banned Book Read-Out in support of our freedom to read.

Please come join us next Monday, September 23, from 9am-1pm at the Gazebo in between LANG and AUD to read for 10 minutes from your favorite banned book. The link to the sign up sheet is here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Nf07S_Ht06V9JkGH08ZXzgD0O-qd9oz8U7AU...

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