English News Spotlights

  • Negotiating the Distance: Miami's Annual Translation Symposium

    The Creative Writing Program’s recent symposium on Literature in Translation focused on the translation practices, scholarship, and creative work of writer-translators Kazim Ali, Philip Metres, and Nathanaël.
  • Literary London

    London Study Abroad Experience Enhances Students’ Love of Literature

    Miami University’s Literary London program, a summer study abroad opportunity dedicated to introducing students to the abundant literary culture and history in that city, is an experience that cannot be duplicated by a mere vacation. For six weeks, it places students in the heart of a city where writers and literary enthusiasts have been flocking for centuries, which impresses any student with an interest in literature.


  • Creative Writing Reading: Sarah Rose Nordgren and Megan Martin

    Tuesday, October 21, at 7PM
    Miami University Bookstore. 

    Sarah Rose Nordgren is the author of a just-released book of poems, BEST BONES (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014), which won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize. She teaches creative writing at Miami University Middletown.

    Megan Martin is the author of two collections of short prose, NEVERS (Caketrain Journal and Press), just published in spring of 2014, and SPARROW & OTHER EULOGIES (Gold Wake 2011). She currently teaches creative writing at The Art Academy of Cincinnati.

  • Tony Silva

    Guest Lecturer: Professor Tony Silva

    "The Disciplinary Development of Second Language Writing Studies"
    Thursday, October 23 at 4:00PM - Bachelor Reading Room 
    Guest lecture on second language writing scholarship and its ties mainstream rhetoric and composition and to other disciplines.

    "Engaging with ESL Writers in US Classrooms" 
    Friday, October 24 at 9:30AM - King 320
    Question-and-answer based workshop on second language writing pedagogy and working with L2 and international students.

    Professor Silva is the director of the ESL Writing Program at Purdue University, and has been at the forefront of scholarship on second language writing research and pedagogy for the past two decades.  

  • Beyond Bachelor Hall

    Beyond Bachelor Hall: English Careers Event

    Tuesday, October 28
    5:30-6:45PM – Bachelor Hall 101

    Hear from an all-star line-up of MU English alumni including the Director of Marketing at the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; a university honors program director; an expert in ESL-related fields; a full-time freelance development editor whose clients include McGraw-Hill, Wadsworth, Pearson, and Oxford U.P; and the Children's Bookbuyer for Joseph-Beth Booksellers, among others.

International Programs

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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. 

Recent Faculty Publications

  • Field Notes from the Earthbound

    A debut novel from John Mauk, Visiting Assistant Professor of Composition and Rhetoric. "Cursed by tenderhearted witches, saved by Nazarene healers, and haunted by brazen lunatics, the characters in Field Notes for the Earthbound yearn to escape the relentless horizon of Northwestern Ohio" (Black Lawrence Press). 

  • Reading Chinese Fortune Cookie

    Reading Chinese Fortune Cookie: The Making of Chinese American Rhetoric

    In this Chinese edition of Reading Chinese Fortune Cookie, Professor LuMing Mao discusses the rhetoric of Chinese American speakers, which has wide implications for the teaching of writing in English and for our understanding of cross-cultural influences in discourse.

  • Eating Asian America

    Eating Asian America: A Food Studies Reader

    Associate Professor Anita Mannur's co-edited collection, Eating Asian America "is the first collection to consider the fraught itineraries of Asian American immigrant histories and how they are inscribed in the production and dissemination of ideas about Asian American foodways" (NYU Press).

  • Comparative Rhetoric

    Comparative Rhetoric: Traversing Rhetorical Times, Places, and Spaces

    Professor LuMing Mao edited this collection of essays published this year by Routledge. "By turning attention to how histories of cross-border and cross-cultural contacts mobilize different conditions of possibility and engagement, this collection of essays by established and emergent scholars develops a range of new approaches to comparative rhetorical studies in our age of globalization."

  • Yu-Fang Cho

    Uncoupling American Empire: Cultural Politics of Deviance and Unequal Difference, 1890-1910

    Associate Professor Yu-Fang Cho looks at how the institutionalization of marriage shaped imagined relationships among working people in her book, Uncoupling American Empire.