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About the Department

The Department of English at The University of Memphis offers an exciting and varied set of courses and degree programs designed to help students fulfill their intellectual and career desires. Whether you are interested in web design, technical writing, magazine editing, language variety in the South, children's literature, the graphic novel, teaching English around the world, the teaching of writing, or becoming a creative writer yourself, our department can accommodate your aspirations.

With over fifty full-time faculty offering dozens of undergraduate and graduate courses in such areas as Applied Linguistics, Composition Studies, Creative Writing, Literature, and Professional Writing, we have something for everyone. Our Creative Writing program publishes the literary journal The Pinch and hosts the annual River City Writers Series, both of which have provided venues for many of the best writers in America. We offer study abroad opportunities in the Czech Republic and Spain.

Internships in Professional Writing offer work experience in writing and editing, and program graduates are employed across the Mid-South region and beyond. Graduates from the English Department and linguistics have gone on to secondary and university teaching careers, writing careers, and to graduate programs in business and law. 

On the Memphis campus, our department enrolls over three hundred undergraduate majors and more than one hundred M.A., M.F.A., and Ph.D. students. We offer full and partial online degrees at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and a full English BA at the University of Memphis - Lambuth campus.

Our faculty and students are actively involved in projects and programs that span the world. So take some time to browse through our website. If you don't find what you are looking for here, please call us at (901) 678-2651 or email us at and we will do everything that we can to accommodate you.

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