Department of English

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Meet Distinguished Professor Niyi Osundare

Next month, Distinguished Professor Niyi Osundare will receive the Nigerian National Order of Merit Award, his mother country's highest honor for intellectual and academic achievement.

Niyi Osundare

The Department of English is dedicated to providing a traditional liberal arts experience and serving  the practical needs of its students, and, in turn, the metropolitan community. Our awarded faculty are dedicated to scholarship and creative projects that enhance their teaching.

About the Department

Undergraduate Studies

The Department of English offers a four-year undergraduate program leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree. In addition, a Bachelor of Arts in Education with a major or minor in English is available through the College of Education. Students with any major may also choose to minor in English. The department offers courses in American literature, African-American literature, New Orleans literature, British, Commonwealth, and Postcolonial literature, creative writing, professional writing and editing, and journalism.  Cross-listed courses in Women's Studies, International Studies, and Africana Studies are also offered regularly.

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Graduate Studies

The Department offers graduate studies in English leading to the Master of Arts in English. Also at the graduate level, the Department offers the Creative Writing Workshop, an interdisciplinary M.F.A. program with concentrations in screenwriting, playwriting, poetry writing and fiction writing; these courses are cross-listed with the Department of English, which provides most of the program's faculty. Other programs closely affiliated with the Department are the UNO Women's Studies Program and the Greater New Orleans Writing Project.

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Publications

There are several extracurricular literary activities, including writing for Ellipsis, UNO's literary magazine, or for the Driftwood, UNO's weekly student newspaper. Through various agencies, including an active English Graduate Organization (EGO), world-recognized authors and scholars are brought to campus for readings, classroom visits, and workshop instruction.

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English Department
College of Liberal Arts

201 Liberal Arts Building
2000 Lakeshore Drive
University of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA 70148

Phone: (504) 280-6273
Fax: (504) 280-7334

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