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 2022 Projected Graduate Courses

ENGL 4/845: Race, Law and Literature

Gregory Rutledge

ENGL 4/845N: Native American Literature

Tom Gannon

ENGL 4/878: Archives and Editions

Ken Price

ENGL 853: Writing of Poetry

Kwame Dawes

ENGL 857A: Engaging Diverse Writers

Debbie Minter

ENGL 871: Literary Criticism and Theory

Marco Abel

ENGL 3/880: Writing Center Theory and Practice

Rachel Azima

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

Amelia Montes

ENGL 953: Fiction Writing

Chigozie Obioma

ENGL 957: Composition Theory and Practice

Stacey Waite

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

Matt Cohen

One-Credit/Low Enrollment Courses

ENGL 890: Advanced Research Skills

Liz Lorang

Spring 2023 Projected Graduate Courses

ENGL 4/801K: LGBTQ Drama and Popular Culture

Amelia Montes

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

Melissa Homestead

ENGL 4/830A: Green Shakespeare

Kelly Stage

ENGL 4/877: Advanced Topics in Digital Humanities

Adrian Wisnicki

ENGL 875A: Rhetoric of Women Writers

Shari Stenberg

ENGL 901: August Wilson: American

Kwame Dawes

ENGL 918: Decadence and Utopianism: The End of the Nineteenth Century

Laura White

ENGL 932: Black Vistas: Race, Reconstruction, Redemption

Ken Price

ENGL 953: Seminar in Creative Writing: Fiction

TBD

ENGL 953: Writing of Non-Fiction

Joy Castro

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

Fall 2023 Projected Graduate Courses

ENGL 3/880: Writing Center Theory and Practice

Rachel Azima

ENGL 4/802 Renaissance Lyric Poetry & Rhetoric

Julia Schleck

ENGL 4/810: Fictions of Deep Time

Guy Reynolds

ENGL 4/845K: Literatures of the African Continent

Ng’ang’a Mũchiri

ENGL 4/878 Archives and Editions

Amanda Gailey

ENGL 852: Fiction Writing

Jennine Capo Crucet

ENGL 871: Literary Theory

Marco Abel

ENGL 892: Queer Childhood Studies

Brie Owen

ENGL 919: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the 19th Century

TBD

ENGL 957: Composition Theory and Practice

TBD

ENGL 953: Seminar in Creative Writing, Poetry

Kwame Dawes

ENGL 915: Popular Literature: Illness

Amelia Montes

ENGL 965 The Survival of the Book

Steve Behrendt

One-Credit/Low Enrollment Courses

ENGL 890: Advanced Research Skills

Liz Lorang

SPRING 2024

ENGL 4/802 American Poetry and Social Change

Ken Price

ENGL 4/810: Conceptual & Experimental Fiction

Chigozie Obioma

ENGL 4/865 19th Century British Literature

Laura White

ENGL 4/875A: Rhetoric of Women Writers

Shari Stenberg

ENGL 4/877: Advanced Topics in DH

Steve Ramsay

ENGL 853: Writing of Poetry

Hope Wabuke

ENGL 892: Literature and Psychology

Amanda Gailey

ENGL 914: Women in Print: Women's Authorship from the 17th–19th Century

Melissa Homestead

ENGL 918: Literature and Embodiment

Pete Capuano

ENGL 945: Postcolonial Literature

Kwame Dawes

ENGL 953 Seminar in Creative Writing Fiction

Jonis Agee

ENGL 971: Literary Theory

Roland Vegso

ENGL 976: Queer Rhetorics/Queer Pedagogies

Stacey Waite

One-Credit/Low Enrollment Courses

ENGL 893: Comps to Dissertation

Stacey Waite

ENGL 993: Placement

Brie Owen

ENGL 895: Writing Center Internship

Rachel Azima