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English Department

With more than 50 full-time faculty representing six fields, we are the largest academic department on campus. Our size and our diversity allows us to offer students a unique experience to learn about, get involved with, and explore career choices in their areas of interest. We are proud to foster a supportive learning and teaching community inclusive of both students and faculty. [read more]

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    Ahsahta Press Tops Poetry Best-Seller List

    Ahsahta Press, the nonprofit poetry press housed at Boise State, is once again dominating the best-seller list maintained by Small Press Distribution.

  • Kelsey Lawton and Sam Sturman, English, Photo by Allison Corona

    ‘The Write Class’ a National Model for Placing Students

    Heidi Estrem, Dawn Shepherd, and Samantha Sturman, created The Write Class, an online evidence-based tool that matches students to the English writing class in which they’re most likely to flourish.

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    America’s ‘Greatest Living Fiction Writer’ is Visiting Distinguished Professor

    Denis Johnson is teaching the MFA fiction workshop that is the core course in the MFA program this semester. He also read from his work on Nov. 6 in the Student Union Simplot Ballroom.

  • First Year Writing Award Recipients, for Deanna Jones, Wankun Sirichotiyakul Photo

    First-Year Writing Program honored with the 2015 Award for Innovation

    Presented by the Council on Basic Writing, the award recognizes writing programs for innovations that improve student success through creative approaches that may be extended to other institutions.

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