The English Department is a vibrant center for teaching, learning, and research, offering courses on literature, communication, writing, rhetoric, journalism, creative writing, and digital media. The Master of Arts in Texts, Technologies, and Literature provides an opportunity for advanced students to further their understanding of literature and a broad array of other texts, including digital, academic, and those that function in everyday use, in relation to both historical and contemporary culture.

The English Department takes great pride in our combination of award-winning research and deep commitment to students and teaching. Our faculty are among the most productive researchers at UMBC and have interests in a wide range of specialties in literature, writing, communication, and technology. UMBC’s outstanding English faculty past and present includes winners of the Guggenheim, Fulbright, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, MacDowell Colony, and Yaddo fellowships, as well as recipients of the American Book Award, the American Studies Network Prize, the James N. Britten Award for Inquiry in the Language Arts, the James Thurber Prize for Comic Fiction, the Society for Professional Journalists’ Award for commentary, the City and Regional Magazine Award for column writing, and Baltimore Magazine‘s Best of the Web award.

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