Graduate Resources

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Current graduate students in the Department of English research, teach and critically engage across boundaries of discipline and community--pairing reason and imagination in the study of film, composition and rhetoric, culture and media, and the study and writing of literature. Beyond curriculum, many graduate students of our department work collectively to bring local voices to address global contexts with empathetic understanding. As a group of students, we collaborate, nurture, and empower each other.

Resources for Current Graduate Students

Congratulations on choosing to be a part of an intellectually stimulating environment and immersive culture led by award-winning faculty. The Department of English offers a vibrant, diverse, and challenging place to do your graduate work. Be sure to take advantage of all the resources at your fingertips.

Handbooks and Forms

Paper copies of the following forms can be obtained in the main office, located in Andrews Hall room 202. If you have questions regarding the forms, email Barbara Starks at

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M.A. Handbook

View 2017-2018
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Ph.D. Handbook

View 2017-2018
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Composition and Rhetoric Ph.D. Advising Document

View 2017-2018

Memorandum of Absence

Online Form

Independent Study Contract

Contract (PDF)

Graduate Teaching Internships

Contract (PDF)

Prairie Schooner Internship

Contract (PDF)

University of Nebraska Press Internship

Contract (PDF)

General Timelines

M.A. Timeline (online)

Ph.D. Timeline (online)

Composition and Rhetoric

Ph.D. Timelines (online)

Creative Writing

Ph.D. Timeline (pdf)

Literary and Cultural Studies

M.A. Timeline (pdf)

Ph.D. Timeline (pdf)

Guidelines for Literature Dissertation Prospecture



Barbara Starks
Graduate Secretary
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