January 30, 2017

In the wake of the recent presidential executive order on immigration, the Miami University Department of English reaffirms its unwavering and unequivocal support for our international students and their families.  We will do everything in our power to ensure that our international students’ civil and human rights are respected and protected. As our University Statement of Nondiscrimination states, we do not and will not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, or veteran status. In our department we do not merely agree to discourage and prevent discrimination – we actively endeavor to welcome, value, and support our students, faculty, and staff from all walks of life and locations of the world.

International Programs

  • Luxembourg

    The Miami University John E. Dolibois Center (MUDEC) in Luxembourg provides students with the opportunity to study and live in a vibrant European setting. Summer, semester, and year-long programs are available. 

  • Literary London

    Explore the literature, history, and culture of one of the world’s greatest metropolitan cities through the Literary London program. This six-week, 7-credit summer experience is open to all majors.
  • SYSU Partnerships

    The Department of English offers two academic programs: a 3+1 Undergraduate Program and a 1+1 Graduate Program in close partnership with Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China.

Recent Faculty Publications

  • The Last Mistress of Jose Rizal

    The Last Mistress of Jose Rizal


    New short story collection from Brian Roley, associate professor of English and creative writing.

    "This beautiful collection of stories revolves around generational experiences of interconnected Filipino families…elegant…The sudden revelations in these stories make them very raw, convincing, nostalgic yet lyrical and the endings are filled with a faint whiff of sorrow that will never completely die."

  • History of Art: Stories

    History of Art


    New fiction collection from Margaret Luongo, associate professor of creative writing.

    "The stories in History of Art examine the definitive, yet paradoxical, preoccupations of humankind—namely art-making and war—and the emotions that underpin both: passion and sentimentality, obsession and delusion, ambition and insecurity, fear and envy."
  • The Value of Virginia Woolf

    The Value of Virginia Woolf


    Professor Madelyn Detloff “examines not only the significance of her most celebrated fiction but the function of time and allegory, natural and urban spaces, voice and language that give Woolf’s writings their perennial appeal. 

  • Sex for Sale: Six Progressive-era Brothel Dramas

    Sex for Sale
    This new book from Katie Johnson, associate professor of literature, provides "a new history of U.S. theatre that reveals the brothel drama’s crucial role in shaping attitudes toward sexuality, birth control, immigration, urbanization, and women’s work."