Together Apart: A record of resilience

This clearinghouse for creative expression aims to record stories of the human spirit, experiences, and the ways in which students, faculty, and staff have come together as social distancing and a university closure mark the COVID-19 pandemic of spring 2020.

English@80: A year of celebration

Join the Department of English 2019-2020 as we celebrate 80 years as an independent academic department. Click the button below for free special events, department histories, video commentaries and an opportunity to share your story.


Assistant Professor Ramona Ausubel captures the world and the human condition in books; she teaches students to do the same.


The Department of English is a vibrant community of critical thinkers pursuing works of creative artistry and interdisciplinary scholarship within and beyond the walls of Willard O. Eddy Hall — our primary residence at CSU.


Assistant Professor Erika Szymanski studies how our perception of microbiomes can shape reality.


The Center for Literary Publishing wins a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.


Three degrees  |  Five areas of study  |  A world of possibilities

Flexible Experience

Find What You Seek

Whether you are looking for a multi-dimensional undergraduate major or graduate program, a complementary minor, or an interesting course, you can find what you seek in the CSU English department.

The English department and the University Composition Program offer a wide range of courses and experiences. As an undergraduate, you choose one of five concentrations for your BA. Graduate students likewise choose from four MA programs or an MFA in Creative Writing.

Throughout your program, participate in internships, clubs, workshops, and more. Attend an event in the Creative Writing Reading Series. Discover the limitless possibilities of an English degree.

The English department supports and abides by The Principles of Community, which in turn support the CSU mission and vision of access, research, teaching, service and engagement.

Ready to take the next step?

If you want to join a diverse and inclusive group, which values individual voice and the power of community, and if you're curious about studying challenging ideas and texts, take the next step toward your English education at Colorado State University.

Click one of the options below to schedule a visit, apply to CSU or find more of the information you seek.

Thinking about an education in English but need a little more information? We would love to hear from you.

Ellen Brinks

By CLA Web Intern | March 12, 2013

Ellen Brinks’s new book, Anglophone Indian Women Writers, 1870-1920, has been published by Ashgate Press.

Video Interview with Antero Garcia

By CLA Web Intern | March 12, 2013

Antero Garcia was featured in a recent video interview for the MacArthur Foundation’s Digital Media and Learning initiative. He discussed classroom pedagogy and mobile media use in the video found here:

Praise for EJ Levy's Love, in Theory

By CLA Web Intern | March 12, 2013

EJ Levy’s debut collection, Love, In Theory, has been named a finalist for the Edmund White Award; Iowa Review recently called the book “enthralling” (

New Essay by Tobi Jacobi and Stephanie Becker

By CLA Web Intern | March 12, 2013

Tobi Jacobi and Stephanie Becker’s essay, “Rewriting Confinement: Feminist and Queer Critical Literacy in SpeakOut! Writing Workshops,” appears in the Winter 2012 issue of Radical Teacher.

New Book on Anglophone Indian Writers by Ellen Brinks

By CLA Web Intern | March 12, 2013

Ellen Brinks’s book Anglophone Indian Women Writers, 1870-1920 has been published by Ashgate Press.

SueEllen Campbell

By CLA Web Intern | October 26, 2012

SueEllen Campbell, co-author, The Face of the Earth: Natural Landscapes, Science, and Culture (California, 2011)