English majors do not really take classes; we take experiences.Wendy RogersUNL English major
Student reading Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl in one of Kwakiutl Dreher's classes

Most of our classes are run as small, intimate, discussion-based seminars, not large anonymous lectures. In English classes, your ideas are valued, your opinions matter. Your professor will know your name. And the experiences you undertake will be more varied than you may have imagined:

Walt Whitman · Film History · African poetry · Shakespeare · Chicano/a literature · Science fiction · Willa Cather · LGBTQ Literature and Queer Theory · Digital humanities · Native American literature · Poetry writing · Rhetorical analysis · Fiction writing · Film Criticism · Publishing and Editing · Nature writing and ecology · Sherman Alexie · Children's literature · Creative nonfiction · The Harlem Renaissance · Great Plains studies · Jane Austen · Slam poetry · German cinema · Women's and gender studies · Modern drama · Film theory

You can download a schedule and course description booklet for this semester's courses below. For a complete list of English undergraduate courses offered at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, refer to the university's Undergraduate Catalog.

The world is not just
“out there.”

It's right here in Lincoln, Nebraska.

In the Department of English, we engage critically with a wide variety of experiences through imaginative reasoning—the ability to use the imagination to think hypothetically about the world in all its diversity—connecting the past, present, and future, the local and the global.

MissionExcellence in teaching

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Fall 2020 Projected Graduate Courses

ENGL 3/880: Writing Theory and Practice

Rachel Azima

ENGL 4/802: Renaissance Lyric Poetry

Julia Schleck

ENGL 4/865: 19th Century British Literature: Children’s Lit

Laura White

ENGL 4/877: Advanced Topics in Digital Humanities

Adrian S. Wisnicki

ENGL 871: Literary Theory

Roland Végső

ENGL 914: Literary Women in New York City, 1910 to 1940: Willa Cather and Others

Melissa Homestead

ENGL 919: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Nineteenth Century Studies

Stephen Behrendt and Ken Winkle

ENGL 953: Seminar in Creative Writing: Poetry Workshop

Kwame Dawes

ENGL 953: Seminar in Creative Writing: Fiction

Chigozie Obioma

ENGL 945: Seminar in African Literature

Ng'ang'a Muchiri

ENGL 957: Composition Theory and Practice

Stacey Waite

ENGL 961: Seminar in American Literature: Roots of American Intellectual History

Matt Cohen

ENGL 973: Seminar in Literacy: Civic Literacies

Rachael Shah

One Credit/Low Enrollment Courses

ENGL 890: Advanced Research Skills

Liz Lorang

ENGL 953: Seminar in Creative Writing: Poetry

Ted Kooser

Spring 2021 Projected Graduate Courses

ENGL 4/803: American Short Story

Guy Reynolds

ENGL 4/811: Great Plains Literature

Tom Lynch

ENGL 4/845: Topics in Native American Literature

Tom Gannon

ENGL 857A: History/Theory Comp/Rhet: Engaging Diverse Writers

Debbie Minter

ENGL 4/865: 19th Century British Literature

Peter J. Capuano

ENGL 4/878: Archives and Editions

Kenneth M. Price

ENGL 898: Special Topics: Queer Theory

Gabrielle Owen

ENGL 918: Seminar in Nineteenth Century Studies: Queering the Nineteenth Century

Melissa Homestead

ENGL 953: Seminar in Creative Writing: Non-Fiction

Joy Castro

ENGL 953: Seminar in Creative Writing: Poetry

Hope Wabuke

ENGL 953: Seminar in Creative Writing: Fiction

Timothy Schaffert

ENGL 971: Literary Theory

Roland Végső

ENGL 976: Rhetorical Theory: Rhetorics of Creative and Critical Writing

Stacey Waite

One Credit/Low Enrollment Courses

ENGL 893: From Comps to Dissertation

TBD

ENGL 993: Placement

TBD

ENGL 895: Internship: Writing Center

Rachel Azima

Fall 2021 Projected Graduate Courses

ENGL 3/880: Writing Center Theory and Practice

Rachel Azima

ENGL 4/810: Students in Literary Movements: Experimental Fiction

Chigozie Obioma

ENGL 4/845K: Topics in African Literature

Ng’ang’a Muchiri

ENGL 4/862A: Ideas of Ethnicity in Medieval and Renaissance Literature

Julia Schleck

ENGL 4/878: Archives and Editions

Kenneth M. Price

ENGL 852A: Writing of Literary Non-Fiction

Joy Castro

ENGL 852: Fiction Writing

Jennine Capó Crucet

ENGL 853: Writing of Poetry

Kwame Dawes

ENGL 871: Literary Criticism & Theory

Roland Végső

ENGL 919: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Nineteenth Century

TBD

ENGL 957: Composition Theory and Practice

Stacey Waite

ENGL 961: Seminar in American Literature: Illness

Amelia María de la Luz Montes

ENGL 992B Place Conscious Teaching

Robert Brooke

ENGL 995: Teaching of Literature: Teaching Social Justice Through Shakespeare

Stephen Buhler

One-Credit/Low Enrollment Courses

ENGL 953: Poetry Tutorial

Ted Kooser

ENGL 890: Advanced Research Skills

Liz Lorang

Spring 2022 Projected Graduate Courses

ENGL 4/810: Studies in Literary Movements: Modernism

Guy Reynolds

ENGL 4/845: Topics in Native American Literature: Ideas & Visions

Tom Gannon

ENGL 4/877: Advanced Topics in Digital Humanities

Adrian S. Wisnicki

ENGL 4/817: Topics in Place Studies: Climate Change Literature

Tom Lynch

ENGL 875A: Rhetoric of Women Writers

TBD

ENGL 898: History of the Book

Matt Cohen

ENGL 918: Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nineteenth Century Studies

Peter J. Capuano

ENGL 953: Seminar in Creative Writing: Fiction

Jonis Agee

ENGL 953: Seminar in Creative Writing: Poetry

Hope Wabuke

ENGL 965: Trauma in 19th Century British Fiction

Laura White

ENGL 971: Literary Theory

Marco Abel

ENGL 973: Professional and Public Writing Pedagogy

Rachael W. Shah

One-Credit/Low Enrollment Courses

ENGL 895: Writing Center Internship Course

Rachel Azima

ENGL 893: Comps to Dissertation

TBD

ENGL 993: Job Placement

TBD

ENGL 953: Poetry Tutorial

Ted Kooser