Our diversity of programs meets a wide range of curricular needs and interests at all educational levels.

The Department of English, the largest humanities unit at VCU, offers a range of undergraduate and graduate degrees: a BA in English, an accelerated BA and MA in English, an MA in English, and an MFA in Creative Writing; it is also a core unit for the interdisciplinary PhD in Media, Art, and Text. We are a welcoming and inclusive department that offers innovative and interesting classes. 

Our faculty have published dozens of important books, edited editions and collections, and award-winning creative work across multiple genres. Collectively, they have garnered awards as diverse as fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Fulbright Program, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the American Association of University Women, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Guggenheim Foundation.

As scholar-teachers, the English faculty are committed to balancing teaching, mentoring, and research as mutually beneficial endeavors. Through research and teaching, our faculty work to expand knowledge of language, literature, and various expressive media in local, national, and global contexts.