Department of English professor Sue Doe now serves as a representative voice for about 1,500 CSU faculty members in her new role as Faculty Council chair.


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

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.


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 engage?

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.

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) http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520269279  

Aparna Gollapudi

By CLA Web Intern | October 25, 2012

Aparna Gollapudi, Moral Reform in Comedy and Culture, 1696–1747 (Ashgate, 2011) http://www.ashgate.com/default.aspx?page=637&calcTitle=1&isbn=9781409417965&lang=cy-GB  

Roze Hentschell

By CLA Web Intern | October 24, 2012

Roze Hentschell, co-editor, Essays in Memory of Richard Helgerson: Laureations (Delaware, 2012) http://www2.lib.udel.edu/udpress/essays.htm  

EJ Levy

By CLA Web Intern | October 24, 2012

EJ Levy’s memoir AMAZONS: A LOVE STORY was published this summer to good reviews (Kirkus called it: “…a beautifully written memoir…”).

Dan Beachy-Quick Interview

By CLA Web Intern | October 24, 2012

There’s a two part interview with Dan Beachy-Quick about Moby-Dick that aired on Illinois Public Radio. It’s available here: http://www1.ben.edu/springfield/quiddity/radioprogram.html

Aparna Gollapudi Writes on Richard Steele

By CLA Web Intern | September 10, 2012

Aparna Gollapudi’s entry on “Richard Steele” was accepted for publication in The Encyclopedia of British Literature 1660-1789, Editors-in-Chief, Gary Day and Jack Lynch, published by Wiley-Blackwell.