The CU Boulder Department of English houses faculty working in every major field of English and American literature, and, in many cases, developing fields of inquiry. From Anglo-Saxon literature to digital media studies, from the earliest English novels to contemporary graphic works, faculty and students work to improve our understanding of the English language’s cultural and literary history.

English supports several scholarly and creative journals (English Language NotesGenders, Subito Press, and Walkabout Creative Arts Journal), sponsors numerous lectures and readings from visiting scholars and writers each year, and actively collaborates with various centers across campus (Center for British and Irish StudiesCenter for Medieval and Early Modern StudiesCenter for the American West, and Center for Humanities and the Arts, to name only a few).

In addition, English is home to the new Laboratory for Race and Popular Culture (RAP Lab) and the Media Archaeology Lab, both venues that support new teaching and research in the humanities.

Each year, the Creative Writing Reading Series brings innovative writers to the University of Colorado for a free, on-campus reading. Past readers include National Book Award winner Terrance Hayes, Susan Steinberg, CAConrad, Ronaldo Wilson, Brian Evenson, Lynne Tillman, Claudia Rankine, M. NourbeSe Philip, and Pulitzer Prize winner Rae Armantrout. Please visit the events calendar for reading locations, dates, and times!

The humanities are increasingly becoming dependent on support from outside donors to close gaps in funding. One-time gifts, recurring gifts, and planned gifts are always appreciated! If you would like to donate to the Department of English to help support our program, please visit our donation page.