As CSU English professor Andrew Altschul prepared to publicize his new novel in person, the outbreak of COVID-19 set the stage for a summer at home.


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.


CSU English senior Natalia Sperry recounts studying abroad, collaborations with professional writers, department community

LIVE ONLINE: Creative Writing Reading Series 2020-2021

Each fall and spring semester, the Department of English welcomes distinguished literary voices to share their work and engage with the local community. Visiting writers hold audience question-and-answer sessions, book signings, and more.


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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.

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The Colorado State University Writing Center is here to help. Visit the Writing Center website to schedule a free online appointment with a consultant today.

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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.

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English Department Events

Center for Literary Publishing NEA Grant 2020

CSU Center for Literary Publishing wins $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

By Gabriel Saldana | January 28, 2020

The Center for Literary Publishing at CSU has been awarded a $10,000 Art Works grant from NEA to support national and regional publications in 2020. Click for the story.

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Xavier Hadley this year’s MLK Day spoken word winner

By Gabriel Saldana | December 16, 2019

Creative writing and ethnic studies double major Xavier Hadley wins the annual Black/African American Cultural Center’s spoken word competition.

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Going medieval: Love, sex, marriage, gender

By Gabriel Saldana | December 13, 2019

CSU English Assistant Professor Lynn Shutters is a Thomas Mark Scholar specializing in gender, sexuality, marriage and changing cultural norms in the Middle Ages. Click for the story.

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Colorado Review Fall/Winter 2019 available to order

By Gabriel Saldana | December 5, 2019

Order Colorado Review now by clicking here. The fall/winter 2019 issue of Colorado Review is now available to order! This issue features poetry, prose, & nonfiction from exceptional writers such as Mary Grimm, Oindrila Mukherjee, Bill Capossere, Linda Russo and […]