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  • Welcome to the Department of English and Literary Arts at the University of Denver! 

    Students, faculty, and staff will find useful information on this Portfolio Site, including degree requirements, course descriptions, the annual newsletter, events, and announcements.


    Department of English and Literary Arts 


    Our department considers literature as a site of possibility and brings together creative and critical thinking to the benefit of both. We focus on the history of literature in English and in English translation; the production of literature as a creative act; and the interpre-tation of literature as aesthetic, social, economic, cultural and/or political text. With sig-nificant attention to different styles of writing and literary/critical fields, our department emphasizes the diversity of literary arts.



    The Department of English and Literary Arts occupies a distinctive position in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. English has two major components—crea-tive/performative and theoretical/literary historical. Students bridge the two areas while concentrating more in one. In addition, English has three separate constituencies—un-dergraduate majors and minors, MA students pursuing literary studies, and PhD students who focus on creative writing (poetry, fiction, and hybrid genres) or literary studies.




  • Course Descriptions

    English Dept Undergrad Descriptions-Autumn 2022

  • Autumn 2022 Graduate Course Descriptions

  • Announcements and Events

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