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English Department

Denis Johnson reading to an audience

MFA Reading Series, Denis Johnson

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]

Events & Readings

Chris VanderStouwe

Chris VanderStouwe: Brown Bag Lecture, September 20th

Brown Bag Lecture Series with Chris VanderStouwe: “Same-Sex Attraction: Forging New Identities through Linguistic Negotiations of Agency and its Constraints”
Tuesday, September 20th, 12:00pm-1:00pm, Bergquist Lounge, SUB

Expanding on existing language and gender research on agency in context, VanderStouwe uses data from a larger project that investigates sexual identity, desire, and practice to explore constraints on agency among men who self-identify as straight despite acknowledging attraction toward other men.

The Ethos Project

Ethos Project Workshop, September 20th

The Ethos Project: Workshop 1: Meet & Greet
Tuesday, September 20th, 5:00pm, Outdoor Centennial Amphitheater at Boise State

Food and drinks provided by The Ethos Project.
Meet new and returning Boise State students and the 2016-2017 Ethos Project board members. We have a great team this year working to help you make your passions a reality! So please write it in your calendars, register, and find out what The Ethos Project can do for you this year. Click here to register and learn more.

WOW: Women of the Workplace Meet-N-Greet, September 28th

WOW Meet-N-Greet, September 28th

WOW: Women of the Workplace: Meet-N-Greet
Wednesday, September 28th, 4:00pm -6:30pm
MBEB 4201 (Williams Executive Boardroom)

Come join the meet-n-greet for this new student club that reaches across disciplines (science, liberal arts, business, etc.) to strengthen confidence, knowledge and the workplace community for women. Light refreshments will be provided.


Vincent Toro Reading, October 7th

MFA Reading Series: Vincent Toro, author of Stereo. Island. Mosaic. 
Friday, October 7th, 7:30 p.m. at The Cabin
801 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, ID 83702
Free and open to the public.
Vincent Toro is a Puerto Rican poet, theater artist, and educator. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from Rutgers University, and has taught creative writing and theater for more than 15 years in The Bronx,  Newark, and San Antonio.

Actors from the London Stage

Actors from the London Stage, October 20th-21st

Actors from the London Stage Fall Tour 2016: Richard III by William Shakespeare
Friday, October 21st and Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 at the Boise State University Special Events Center
All performances start at 7:00pm.
Admission is free of charge and open to the public.
Sponsored by the Hemingway Literary Center, English Majors Association, Theatre Majors Association, College of Arts and Sciences, Theatre Arts Department, and the Department of English.

Student Organizations and Activities


Tech Comm Games Guild
Meet other BSU student gamers, make games, and play games.
Wednesdays at 4:15pm in LA-206. Open to all BSU students.
Contact Tomas Zegarra, Captain of the Guard:

News & Announcements

Dr. Kelly Myers wins the Golden Apple AwardDr. Kelly Myers, Recipient of Golden Apple for Teaching 
Dr. Kelly Myers (center) was awarded the Golden Apple Award for the College of Arts and Sciences. Sponsored by the Associated Students of Boise State University, the Golden Apple is a way for students to thank teachers who encouraged them and instilled a passion for learning.

Jacky O'ConnorDr. Jacky O’Connor, Recipient of COAS Award
Dr. Jacky O’Connor received the 2015 College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Faculty Award for overall excellence in research, teaching, and service.

Ahsahta PressAhsahta 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.

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