English News Spotlights

  • Literary London

    Literary London Study Abroad Program Now Offering Internships

    The Literary London study abroad program celebrates its tenth year in 2016. The program provides students with a six-week immersive experience in the historical and contemporary city of London. Now the trip offers something new: internships. 

In the News

English Careers Panel: Beyond Bachelor Hall 2015

MU Press Author Lawrence Coates Launches CAMP OLVIDO and Visits Creative Writing Capstone

Humanities Center Provides Invaluable Opportunities for English Majors

Literary London Study Abroad Program Now Offering Internships

Pouring Tea "In the Next Room"

Visiting Writer Chris Bachelder Teaches Pacing and Patience in Prose

Dennis Childs Lecture: Slaves of the State

Miami Takes on the Art of Translation 

Tim Melley Awarded for Supporting Undergraduate Career Development 

LuMing Mao Receives University's 2015 Distinguished Scholar Award  

Sarah Loomis and Jessie Motts Win 2015 Provost's Student Academic Achievement Award

Profile on Creative Writing and English Literature Student Eric Rubeo

The Ohio Writing Project: Teachers Learning from Teachers on Miami's Campus

Mary Jean Corbett Named 2015 University Distinguished Professor 

MUPress Author Tote Hughes Visits Campus for Book Reading

CAS Students Experience Liberté Firsthand: Paris Winter Term '15

Humanities Center Awarded $500,000 NEH Challenge Grant

Writers' Harvest Reading Raises Funds for Local Charities

Sloan Wins 2014 Faulkner Society Novella Competition

Cho Earns Global Teaching and Learning Award

Womack Smith Named YWCA Hamilton Woman of Achievement 

Low-Res Creative Writing MFA Announced

Corbett Receives Distinguished Scholar Award 

Murphy Receives Academic Advising Award

Recent Grad, James Cox 14' Wins Game Design Competition

McKee Recognized for Career Development

Screenwriter Thankful for Prof. Goodman's Influence

Ohio Writing Project celebrates 35 years serving K-12 educators

Miami Humanities ROI 2nd in the Nation

Graduate Program in Top 100

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 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. 

  • 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."
  • 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."