Department of English, College of LAS, University of Illinois

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Nominate one or more of your favorite English department instructors for an Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching award! Access the online nomination form here and help us reward excellent teaching. Graduate teaching assistants, instructors, lecturers, and professors are all eligible.

Download this handy English Department Resource sheet!

Graduating seniors, register online for the May 16 English Department Convocation!


Info Session for Re:Search, the Undergraduate Literary Criticism Journal

Join us from 5:30pm-7:00pm on Tuesday, March 10th in room 131 of the English Building to learn more about how you can get involved with copyediting, formatting, and opportunities for a leadership role in next year's publication.

PIZZA will be served!


Illinois Business Consulting Info Session

Wednesday, March 11

5:00-6:00 p.m.

EB 119

English and Creative Writing Majors: Illinois Business Consulting wants YOU. Representatives from this highly competitive campus program will be holding an information session for majors in our department. There will be pizza! There will be information about applying! There will be insight into how YOUR communication skills can connect to the needs of the business community.


Inside Scoop Lunch

Richard Blanco

The Fifth Inaugural Poet of the United States

Date: April 7, 2015

Time: 12:00 noon

Location: La Casa Cultural Latina (1203 W Nevada St, Urbana)

Richard Blanco is the nation’s fifth inaugural poet and the first Latino, immigrant, and openly gay person to fulfill the role. Join us for lunch and an informal conversation with this award-winning poet and civil engineer, who delivered his poem “One Today” at Obama’s second inauguration. His recent memoir, The Prince of Los Cocuyos, explores his coming-of-age as the child of Cuban immigrants and his attempts to understand his place in America while grappling with his burgeoning artistic and sexual identities.

This IPRH Inside Scoop session offers an opportunity for all interested undergraduates, no matter their majors, to engage with creative minds in the humanities. Lunch will be served.

This event is free and open to all U of I undergrads but registration is required. Places are limited, so please register here  by April 1st.






The English Department will be administering a variety of brand-new internships for our English department majors this fall. Find out more about English Department Internships and how to apply. For more information, contact Dr. Kirstin Wilcox at