The MA in English focuses on the broad theme of “Literary Landscapes.” All of our courses emphasize how writing is born from, intersects with, and creates landscapes. We cover a range of writing from different countries of origin and time periods, always with a focus on the vital role of space. Such inquiry considers the iconic terrain of the American West, the battlefields of Europe, and other settings both rural and urban. At the same time, a full understanding of landscape entails mapping narrative minds as we delve into the fascination that writers and readers have with places both familiar and alien. 

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In our MA program students develop close mentoring relationships with faculty members who have expertise in fields such as writing studies, the literature of the American West, British literature, and pedagogy. Our graduate students learn the rigorous skills of scholarship and critical discourse while also fully embracing the opportunities afforded by their network of English professors and fellow graduate students who help to advance their thinking.