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.

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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.

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Spring 2022 Projected Graduate Courses

ENGL 4/802: Romantic Poetry: A Revisionist, Conversational Community

Stephen Behrendt

ENGL 4/810: Studies in Literary Movements: Modernism

Guy Reynolds

ENGL 4/845B: Topics in African American Literature

Kwakiutl Dreher

ENGL 4/877: Advanced Topics in Digital Humanities

Adrian S. Wisnicki

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

Tom Lynch

ENGL 892: History of the Book

Matt Cohen

ENGL 918: Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nineteenth Century Studies: Literature and Embodiment

Peter J. Capuano and Max Perry Mueller

ENGL 953: Seminar in Creative Writing: Fiction

Jonis Agee

ENGL 953: Seminar in Creative Writing: Poetry

Kwame Dawes

ENGL 971: Literary Theory

Roland Végső

ENGL 976: Rhetoric: Argument and Emotion

Shari Stenberg

ENGL 986: Pedagogy and Identity

Stacey Waite

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

Stephen Buhler

One-Credit/Low Enrollment Courses

ENGL 895: Writing Center Internship Course

Rachel Azima

ENGL 893: Comps to Dissertation

TBD

ENGL 993: Job Placement

TBD

Fall 2022 Projected Graduate Courses

ENGL 4/845: Race, Law and Literature

Gregory Rutledge

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

Julia Schleck

ENGL 4/878: Archives and Editions

Ken Price

ENGL 3/880: Writing Center Theory and Practice

Rachel Azima

ENGL 852: Fiction Writing

Chigozie Obioma

ENGL 853: Writing of Poetry

Kwame Dawes

ENGL 857A: Engaging Diverse Writers

Debbie Minter

ENGL 871: Literary Criticism and Theory

TBD

ENGL 898: Queer Childhood Studies

Brie Owen

ENGL 961: Problems in 19th Century US Literature and Culture

Matt Cohen

ENGL 945: Seminar in Ethnic Literature: Chicanx Literature and Theory

Amelia Montes

ENGL 957: Composition Theory and Practice

Stacey Waite

One-Credit/Low Enrollment Courses

ENGL 890: Advanced Research Skills

Liz Lorang

Spring 2023 Projected Graduate Courses

ENGL 4/814: 19th Century American Women’s Writing

Melissa Homestead

ENGL 4/830: Green Shakespeare

Kelly Stage

ENGL 4/877: Advanced Topics in Digital Humanities

Adrian Wisnicki

ENGL 4/845N: Native American Literature

Tom Gannon

ENGL 852A: Writing of Non-Fiction

Joy Castro

ENGL 875A: Rhetoric of Women Writers

Shari Stenberg

ENGL 901: August Wilson: American

Kwame Dawes

ENGL 932: Black Vistas: Race, Reconstruction, Redemption

Ken Price

ENGL 953: Seminar in Creative Writing: Fiction

Jennine Capó Crucet

ENGL 953: Seminar in Creative Writing: Poetry

Hope Wabuke

ENGL 971: Literary Theory

TBD

ENGL 973: Public and Professional Writing

Rachael W. Shah

One-Credit/Low Enrollment Courses

ENGL 895: Writing Center Internship

Rachel Azima

ENGL 893: Comps to Dissertation

Stacey Waite

ENGL 993: Job Placement

TBD